Past events

05
Aug
2014

The munificent state and the struggle to be poor in Vietnam's northern borderlands

Peter Chaudhry

The relationship between the central state and outlying regions of Viet Nam has fundamentally shifted over the past fifteen years, from central state extraction to state subsidy for the...

29
Jul
2014

Chinese economic diplomacy towards the Oceania Island States in the 21st Century

Professor Yu Chang Sen – National Center for Oceania Studies, Sun Yatsen University, China

Oceania island states are an important part of China's grand peripheral strategy. In the first decade of the 21st century, the relationships between China and Oceania island states present the...

22
Jul
2014

Historic Injustice as an impediment to good governance in East Timor

Jill Jolliffe – Journalist & Author

In October 2012, Warren C. Wright of the Dili-based East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin published a scathing critique of the existing justice system in East Timor. Headed "Perversion of the rule...

22
Jul
2014

Unfriended? Social Media and Government Censorship in Times of Violence

Various Speakers

Do governments ever have the right to cut off or censor internet access? What about in times of civil unrest? Do companies have an obligation to work with governments in such situations, or an...

21
Jul
2014

The 19th Century Transformation of Great Powers and Strategic Relations: The Mode of Power in International Security

Barry Buzan, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, at The London School of Economics and Political Science.

Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) Public Lecture

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15
Jul
2014

Fighting corruption or pursuing personal aspirations? Student boycotts at the University of Goroka in the Papua New Guinea Highlands

Ivo Syndicus, National University of Ireland Maynooth

Abstract

Prolonged student boycotts appear to be a recurrent and distinctive feature at Papua New Guinean (PNG) universities. This paper looks at two recent student boycotts in 2010 and 2013 at the...

14
Jul
2014

The millennium development goals report 2014

Senator Brett Mason, Dr Susan Harris Rimmer, Mr Christopher Woodthorpe, Dr Julia Newton-Howes AM

The United Nations Information Centre Canberra in partnership with the Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy, ANU and the Australian Council for International Development cordially invites you to the...

01
Jul
2014

Anticipating the 2014 Election in Fiji

Anticipating the 2014 Election in Fiji

Abstract

With an election to be held in September 2014, nine years after the last, there is considerable attention being paid to unknown factors which may affect the outcome. A reformed election...

27
Jun
2014

Moving from €˜empty growth' to sustainable human development: Translating Papua New Guinea's resource wealth into broad-based, equitable forms of development

Glenn Banks, Massey University, New Zealand

Abstract

Papua New Guinea is, once again, going through an extractives-led economic boom, with GDP growth expected to top 21% next year as the production effects of the PNG LNG project kick in....

24
Jun
2014

Comparing Small Wars: A Political Ecology of Two Insurgencies

Michael J Watts

Abstract

This paper compares two insurgencies in contemporary Nigeria: the radical Salafist Islamism of Boko Haram in the north, and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), a...

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