Past events

30
Sep
2014

Social Media and the Quality of Freedom of Expression

Usman Hamid

Since the fall of authoritarian president Suharto in 1998, scholars have debated the nature and quality of democracy that followed his regime. One of the lenses through which scholars...

25
Sep
2014

Working with Legal Pluralism in the Francophone & Anglophone Pacific Islands

Various Speakers

Legal pluralism, by which we mean the simultaneous existence of several different legal orders in the same territory, is a reality in many parts of the world including in the Pacific island...

23
Sep
2014

The Monarchy and the Constitution: Tonga's Achievements in Political Reform

Dr Guy Powles

The Kingdom of Tonga, which possesses one of the oldest extant constitutions in the world, decided four years ago to make amendments to it that are the most significant in its history. The Monarch...

23
Sep
2014

Reading Arendt in Yangon (can the Rohingya speak?)

Nick Cheesman

Political actors in Myanmar who once found in the language human rights symbolic resources to oppose domination are today turning towards the language of citizens' rights. Intrigued by this trend...

22
Sep
2014

Book Launch: 'Realising Rights: How Regional Organisations Socialise Human Rights' and 'Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect: A New History, respectively'

Dr Mathew Davies and Dr Luke Glanville

Book Launch: Dr Davies and Dr Glanville question each other about their recently published books, Realising Rights: How Regional Organisations Socialise Human Rights and Sovereignty and...

20
Sep
2014

INTERFET: Reflections on the 1999 East Timor Crisis

Admiral Chris Barrie

Following the vote in favour of self-determination in 1999 chaos engulfed East Timor. Dozens of buildings burned, thousands of people were displaced from their homes and some were injured or...

18
Sep
2014

Timor-Leste After Xanana Gusmão: Challenges for Succession

Cillian Nolan

Xanana Gusmão, Timor-Leste's prime minister and former rebel leader, recently cancelled plans to step down early from his post, announcing instead plans to reshuffle the government's 55-member...

17
Sep
2014

Tep Tok, Reading Between Our Lines

Julia Gray

For many Pacific Islander's, a tattoo is a marker of one's cultural identity - a reminder of one's heritage and a visual story to carry on their skin. The art of tattooing has travelled the world...

16
Sep
2014

Reflections: 39 Years of Sovereign Statehood in Papua New Guinea

Charles Lepani

A Public Lecture to celebrate the 39th anniversary of Independence for Papua New Guinea delivered by His Excellency Charles Lepani, Papua New Guinea's High Commissioner to Australia.

The...

15
Sep
2014

Contentious Islamism: social and political activism in Afghanistan, 2001-2015

Niamatullah Ibrahimi

Abstract: The 2001 international intervention in Afghanistan and the liberal state-building enterprise that followed it opened new opportunities for social and political activism in the...

Pages

Updated:  22 May 2022/Responsible Officer:  Bell School Marketing Team/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team