Past events

08
Nov
2013

Institutional logics of political settlement in Solomon Islands: some proposals to be refined

Associate Professor David Craig - Otago University

Abstract

This seminar starts with a basic question: ten years after the RAMSI intervention, is there a relatively stable political settlement in Solomon Islands that is likely to support the...

07
Nov
2013

Malaitan Kastom in historical perspective

David Akin, University of Michigan

Abstract

In the 1930s, colonial officers in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate began implementing a system of €œnative administration€ that loosely followed models of indirect rule from...

05
Nov
2013

Book Launch

Dr Sinclair Dinnen, Professor John Braithwaite and Mr Esau Kekeubata.

Join us from 6pm at the Common Room, University House for this special event - the joint launch of Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom and Greed and Grievance: Ex-...

05
Nov
2013

Village self-government and representation in China

Dr Tamara Jacka

According to recent law, villages in China are €œself-governed€ by villager committees, whose members are elected by villagers and held accountable to villager assemblies and representative...

04
Nov
2013

Documentary Film screening - Helpem Fren: Rebuilding a Pacific Nation

Mr James Batley, former Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and former Special Coordinator of RAMSI; Mark Power, Aidworthy Films

Join us for the Australian premiere of this special film. Mr James Batley, former Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and former Special Coordinator of RAMSI, AusAID will open the...

04
Nov
2013

Solomon Islands in Transition Workshop

Various speakers

The transition currently taking place in the decade-long Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has become the subject of intense deliberation among the Australian policy...

01
Nov
2013

China's Rise in International ICT Standardisation: Techno-nationalism and Techno-globalism

Professor Heejin Lee

China has become a significant player in the international standardisation regime of telecommunications. It is currently attempting international standardisation of its indigenous technologies. It...

30
Oct
2013

Book Launch: Breaking Japanese Diplomatic Codes David Sissons & D Section

Desmond Ball and Keiko Tamura

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You are warmly invited to attend the book launch of Breaking Japanese Diplomatic Codes: David Sissons and D Special Section during the Second World War edited by Desmond Ball...

29
Oct
2013

Health, Desire, Respect and Fear: Talking to men about violence against women and HIV prevention in East New Britain Province, PNG

Stephanie Lusby, PhD Candidate, SSGM

Communities in East New Britain have been targeted by a steady stream of government, overseas donor, church and other non-government interventions aimed at preventing HIV and violence against...

28
Oct
2013

Opposing authoritarianism in Malaysia

Haris Ibrahim

In this seminar, Haris Ibrahim, one of Malaysia's most prominent social activist, will reflect on his long experience in organising political reform and rights movements in Malaysia, such as...

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