Past events

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...

06
Feb
2014

Synthetic Justice? Harnessing cultural practices in rebuilding after conflict

Joanna Quinn

It is clear that there is utility in the use of customary practices of acknowledgement and justice within communities, and particularly in post-conflict contexts. Their outcomes are important, and...

23
Jan
2014

7th Annual Global Go To Think Tank Index Report Launch

Hosted by The Australian Institute of International Affairs, the Australia Institute and the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre

You are invited to the Australian launch of the 7th Annual Global Go To Think Tank Index Report in Canberra on Thursday 23 January 2014.

VENUE: Australian Institute of International Affairs...

11
Dec
2013

Book Launch of 'Australia 1943: The Liberation of New Guinea'

Peter J. Dean

Please join us at the Australian War Memorial,Courtyard Gallery Treloar Crescent, Campbell with its Director Dr Brendan Nelson to launch Australia...

10
Dec
2013

SDSC War Studies Seminar Series, No.2: rock in an angry sea: the Indian Army, 1945-47

Professor Daniel Marston

Synopsis:

The British Indian Army was one of the pillars of the empire. Without it, Britain's war effort of 1939-45 would have been impossible. In his book, Phoenix from the Ashes, Daniel...

06
Dec
2013

What makes for successful international assistance to democratic change processes?

Chair: Greg Fealy

About IDEA

International IDEA is a global intergovernmental organisation with 29 member states, including Australia, whose purpose is to support locally owned and sustainable democratic...

05
Dec
2013

Why Muslims don't vote for Islamic Parties: exploring the decline of Islamic parties since 1999 and their responses

Ahmad Muhajir

Islamic political parties have never won a majority in any of Indonesia's ten elections, despite the fact that almost 90% of the population is Muslim. Indeed, the popular support for Islamic...

03
Dec
2013

From intervention to partnership - prospects for development partnership in Solomon Islands after RAMSI

Julien Barbara

Abstract

On 24 July 2013, development programs under the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) were €œtransitioned€ to bilateral and multilateral donors and RAMSI's development...

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