Past events

07
Oct
2014

The Impact of Gender on Responses to Drought in Rural China

Aisi Shang

This research is concerned with the question of how gender shapes people's responses to natural disasters. Response here is defined as what people do, say and think as a result of something that...

02
Oct
2014

Locating the Chinese in Rangoon: the Sino-Burmese

Jayde Roberts

The People's Republic of China has loomed large on Burma's horizon since the defeat of the Kuomingtang in 1949 and seems to be drawing increasing attention in contemporary discussions about the...

01
Oct
2014

Reactionary Dynamics in Malaysia: A Threat to Democracy

Bridget Welsh

The spate of arrests (and convictions) under the...

30
Sep
2014

The winds of change: evolution and flux in intellectual property rights models at global and local levels

Miranda Forsyth

This seminar will examine the current debates and stimulants for change around intellectual property rights models at both a global level and at local and regional levels in the Pacific islands...

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...

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