Past events

14
Mar
2014

Transnational Environmental Crime Project: Black trade, criminal networks and enforcement responses

Professor Lorraine Elliott

The Transnational Environmental Crime (TEC) project at ANU, funded by the Australian Research Council and the Australian Government’s Department of the Environment (DoE) under the ARC...

11
Mar
2014

Good Aid- Bad Aid

Scott MacWilliam

Abstract

According to the University of Papua New Guinea's website, last updated in March 2007, the institution aims to be the `premier University of the Pacific'. By comparison, the 2013-205...

04
Mar
2014

The political economy of pork barrelling in the Philippines

Ronald Holmes

Abstract

Pork barrelling refers to the distribution of highly divisible benefits to specific populations, the cost of which is shared by the general population through taxation.   Argued to...

04
Mar
2014

Fractured encounters between locals and Chinese migrant workers in Papua New Guinea: Political economies and post-colonial imaginaries

Victoria Stead and Sophia Loy-Wilson

Abstract

As China's presence in the Pacific Islands region is intensified through expansions of investment and resource extraction, the lives of Papua New Guineans and Chinese developers, merchants...

27
Feb
2014

Puer Tea - author Jinghong Zhang in conversation with Andrew Walker

Join author Jinghong Zhang with Professor Andrew Walker in a conversation on the recent Puer tea fad in China

From cottage creation to international industry, follow the rise, climax and...

25
Feb
2014

Resource Nationalism in Indonesia

Eve Warburton

Observers increasingly describe Indonesia as a country where €˜resource nationalism' is on the rise. Legislative change and judicial disputes in Indonesia's mining and oil and gas sectors have...

25
Feb
2014

Witch hunts in Papua New Guinea's Eastern Highlands Province: A Fieldwork Report

Richard Eves & Angela Kelly-Hanku

The issue of sorcery and witchcraft-related accusations and violence in Papua New Guinea is receiving increasing attention from researchers. However, little attention has been paid to the...

18
Feb
2014

Deception and Disillusionment: Fast Money Schemes and the Moral Middle Class of Papua New Guinea

John Cox

Since 1998, €œfast money schemes€ have defrauded more than PGK500 million from hundreds of thousands of investors. Like Ponzi scams elsewhere, they spread through personal networks, including...

11
Feb
2014

War Studies Seminar, No.3: allies of a kind: United States and Australian military relations in the South West Pacific, 1942-43

Dr Peter J. Dean

The War Studies Seminars are open to the public and are to showcase the latest research on the history, character, conduct and effects of war.   Coalition warfare, complicated as it is by...

11
Feb
2014

The Ties that Unbind? Ethnic Identity and Voter Behaviour in Solomon Islands

Terence Wood

While there is considerable evidence that voters in Solomon Islands have a propensity to vote for co-ethnics (for example people from their clans or church groups) at least in some instances, the...

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