Past events

26
Aug
2014

Power from people, power over land: the problem of traditional authority in Buka, Autonomous Region of Bougainville

Thiago Oppermann

The Austronesian societies of North Bougainville and Buka are distinctive for possessing especially well developed institutions of ascribed, hereditary leadership. The array of powers at the...

20
Aug
2014

SSGM Joint Book Launch - The Boy from Boort: Remembering Hank Nelson & Australians in Papua New Guinea, 1960-1975

The Boy from Boort: Remembering Hank Nelson

Edited by Bill Gammage, Brij V Lal and Gavan Daws

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Australians in...

19
Aug
2014

Who is first? The Public/Private Partnership in National Cyber Security Strategies

Dr. Madeline Carr, Department of International Relations, Aberystwyth University

ABSTRACT: Cyber security is emerging as a pressing national security problem - not only in terms of material vulnerabilities but also in terms of conceptualising security approaches....

14
Aug
2014

Investigating the costs and benefits of nuclear power

Various

Building off a two-day, international workshop, this public forum aims to cut through the misinformation that has often characterised the public debate in many countries about nuclear power, and...

13
Aug
2014

Institutionalizing Rural Women's Political Participation in China: Reserved Seats Election for Women

Song Yu

Electoral gender quotas have been introduced in many countries around the world. China is no exception. Despite a short democratic election tradition and long history of patriarchal customs, China...

12
Aug
2014

The End of the Line: The experiences of Australian prisoners of war in Japan

Dr Lachlan Grant, Military History Section, Australian War Memorial

STRATEGIC AND DEFENCE STUDIES CENTRE (SDSC) WAR STUDIES SEMINAR

Presented by Dr Lachlan Grant, Military History Section, Australian War Memorial 

The experiences of...

12
Aug
2014

Skyful of lies and black swans: who controls shifting information power in crises?

Nik Gowing

The public information space has been turned on its head. But few at the highest levels of power are willing to realise that its new capacity to disrupt threatens their reputation or brand. There...

12
Aug
2014

Power and the Construction of Analytical Categories: Governance and Co-habitation across Timor-Leste

Damien Grenfell

Since independence, much effort and a great many resources have been put into forming a new state in Timor-Leste. As part of the fulfilment of modern sovereignty, state-building has been at the...

07
Aug
2014

Some thoughts about international climate change mitigation and adaptation funding: The view from New Ireland Province

John Aini and Paige West

In this paper we discuss several of the current international approaches to climate change mitigation being deployed in rural communities in Papua New Guinea. We then suggest that the...

05
Aug
2014

The preservation and cultivation of moralities in a Fijian village

He Wenzhen (Mona), PhD Scholar in Anthropology Department of Tsinghua University

What is a good child? How does one become a moral child in different local contexts? How do adults pass their values to their children? These are questions that I asked before commencing my...

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