Past events

03
Nov
2014

Papua New Guinea: where from? where to? Learning from the Julian Moti affair

Mr Sumasy Singin - Papua New Guinea Consul-General

Abstract: Mr. Sumasy Singin, Papua New Guinea (PNG)'s Consul General in Sydney, was Deputy Chief of Staff and Principal Legal Counsel to Prime Minister, Sir Michael Somare, at the time when the €...

03
Nov
2014

Normative power India?

Dr Ian Hall

In the first fifteen years after India became independent, in 1947, it was a keen "norm entrepreneur" in international society, prompting anti-imperialism, anti-racism, nuclear disarmament and the...

30
Oct
2014

Burma "change or chameleon"? An Australian perspective

Janelle Saffin

With the unprecedented number of scholars and students across ANU now working on projects and research related to Burma/Myanmar, the Myanmar Brownbag Series aims to provide a relaxed and regular...

28
Oct
2014

Militarised Democracy and Fiji's 2014 Election

Scott MacWilliam

This seminar continues and expands on a description first given to Fiji's political economy after the 1999 election. The recent election appears to re-establish a thin or shallow militarised...

28
Oct
2014

Capitalising co-optation, capturing the state? Official ulamas in contemporary Indonesia and Malaysia

Norshahril Saat

Responding to the Islamic resurgence of the 1970s and beyond, the Suharto (1966-1998) and Mahathir (1981-2003) governments undertook massive Islamisation programs in Indonesia and Malaysia...

27
Oct
2014

Complex Socialisation and Normative Layering

Dr Mathew Davies

In this talk, Dr Davies takes issue with the regular constructivist and rational choice accounts of socialisation. Neither of these do justice to the existing norms that actors may be embedded...

21
Oct
2014

Crackdown and economic stagnancy: Prospects for moderate and progressive government in Malaysia

Rafizi Ramli, MP (Pandan, Selangor)

On the international stage Prime Minister Najib has been widely praised for his commitment to a moderate and progressive form of Islam. But at home, this year alone, the ruling UMNO has agreed to...

21
Oct
2014

Access and exclusion in the betel nut market, Papua New Guinea

Tim Sharp

In Papua New Guinea (PNG) marketplaces are central to the lives and livelihoods of both rural and urban people. But they are equally sites in which some people belong and others do not. In this...

21
Oct
2014

The politics of co-optation in Myanmar's Hluttaw

Chit Win

When it began in January 2011, there was little disagreement that Myanmar's parliament (the Hluttaw) would be just a rubber stump because of the overwhelming majority of representatives from the...

20
Oct
2014

International Development Decisionmaking since the GFC: Revisiting "Why Do States Give Aid?"

Ben Day

The international relations literature, despite having paid it substantial attention, does not offer an adequate answer to the seemingly straightforward question, Why do states give aid? Instead,...

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