Past events

18
Nov
2013

The logic of money politics: its forms, determinants, actors and electoral outcomes in post-Suharto Indonesia

Burhanuddin Muhtadi

Along with the rise of democratic regimes in the Third World, vote buying has become a key component of electoral mobilization in many young democracies. Indonesia is not an exception. In its...

14
Nov
2013

Book Launch: "the Australian army from Whitlam to Howard"

Dr John Blaxland

The ANU's Strategic Defence Studies Centre warmly invites you to attend the book launch of "The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard" by Dr John Blaxland. To be launched by the Chief of the...

13
Nov
2013

Last of the Lands We Know: Maev's life as told to her nephew Les

Maev O’Collins

This book describes how, after a fairly sheltered childhood the author became a social worker, completed postgraduate studies at Colombia University, New York, took up an academic position at the...

12
Nov
2013

Capturing the state: contrasting cases of state-official ulama relations in post-authoritarian Indonesia and Malaysia

Norshahril Saat

Two conclusions are made by studies on the religious and political behaviour of the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) and Malaysian muftis (both defined as the €˜official' ulama). One, they are...

11
Nov
2013

Braving the seas: Sri Lanka's post-war troubles

Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena - Advocate, Supreme Court of Sri Lanka; Senior Columnist, The Sunday Times, Colombo

Four years after the war in the North and East ended in Sri Lanka, heightened repression of ethnic and religious minorities has impeded the country's post war growth. A militarised, politicised...

08
Nov
2013

Institutional logics of political settlement in Solomon Islands: some proposals to be refined

Associate Professor David Craig - Otago University

Abstract

This seminar starts with a basic question: ten years after the RAMSI intervention, is there a relatively stable political settlement in Solomon Islands that is likely to support the...

07
Nov
2013

Malaitan Kastom in historical perspective

David Akin, University of Michigan

Abstract

In the 1930s, colonial officers in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate began implementing a system of €œnative administration€ that loosely followed models of indirect rule from...

05
Nov
2013

Book Launch

Dr Sinclair Dinnen, Professor John Braithwaite and Mr Esau Kekeubata.

Join us from 6pm at the Common Room, University House for this special event - the joint launch of Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom and Greed and Grievance: Ex-...

05
Nov
2013

Village self-government and representation in China

Dr Tamara Jacka

According to recent law, villages in China are €œself-governed€ by villager committees, whose members are elected by villagers and held accountable to villager assemblies and representative...

04
Nov
2013

Documentary Film screening - Helpem Fren: Rebuilding a Pacific Nation

Mr James Batley, former Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and former Special Coordinator of RAMSI; Mark Power, Aidworthy Films

Join us for the Australian premiere of this special film. Mr James Batley, former Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and former Special Coordinator of RAMSI, AusAID will open the...

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