Past events

27
Nov
2013

Resource Contestation and Conservation in Timor-Leste

Alexander Cullen – PhD Student, Dept. of Resource Management and Geography, University of Melbourne

Abstract

The implementation of conservation regimes upon a landscape reconfigures not only the materiality of the environment, but also the social and power structures that arbitrate resource...

26
Nov
2013

In Search of White Elephants: the emergence of a clientelist and neo-patrimonialist state in Timor-Leste

James Scambary – PhD Candidate, SSGM & Research Consultant

Abstract

After little more than a decade after independence, the small island state of Timor-Leste is exhibiting some of the hallmarks of much more advanced South-East Asian states. Since 2008,...

25
Nov
2013

Asia's Security and the Problem of Values

Robert Ayson

Event Details

A positive security environment for Asia won't just depend on common interests between the region's major powers. It will also need shared values, and not just among allies (such as...

21
Nov
2013

Theorising the international humanitarian order

Dr Jacinta O'Hagan

Theorising the international humanitarian order

19
Nov
2013

Afghanistan in South-West Asia: influences and challenges

Visiting speakers: Chaired by Dr Ian Hall

The impending international military withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014 and political transition raises a range of issues of great import for Afghanistan and the wider world. Of particular...

18
Nov
2013

The logic of money politics: its forms, determinants, actors and electoral outcomes in post-Suharto Indonesia

Burhanuddin Muhtadi

Along with the rise of democratic regimes in the Third World, vote buying has become a key component of electoral mobilization in many young democracies. Indonesia is not an exception. In its...

14
Nov
2013

Book Launch: "the Australian army from Whitlam to Howard"

Dr John Blaxland

The ANU's Strategic Defence Studies Centre warmly invites you to attend the book launch of "The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard" by Dr John Blaxland. To be launched by the Chief of the...

13
Nov
2013

Last of the Lands We Know: Maev's life as told to her nephew Les

Maev O’Collins

This book describes how, after a fairly sheltered childhood the author became a social worker, completed postgraduate studies at Colombia University, New York, took up an academic position at the...

12
Nov
2013

Capturing the state: contrasting cases of state-official ulama relations in post-authoritarian Indonesia and Malaysia

Norshahril Saat

Two conclusions are made by studies on the religious and political behaviour of the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) and Malaysian muftis (both defined as the €˜official' ulama). One, they are...

11
Nov
2013

Braving the seas: Sri Lanka's post-war troubles

Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena - Advocate, Supreme Court of Sri Lanka; Senior Columnist, The Sunday Times, Colombo

Four years after the war in the North and East ended in Sri Lanka, heightened repression of ethnic and religious minorities has impeded the country's post war growth. A militarised, politicised...

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