Past events

20
Mar
2017

Regionalism and Colonialism in Contemporary Oceania

Stephanie Lawson

Regionalism in Oceania emerged in a context shaped both by the decolonization movement as well as the Cold War, the dynamics of which are still being played out today. This paper considers two...

AIIA Careers Forum 2017
07
Mar
2017

AIIA International Careers Forum 2017

Professor Michael Wesley; DFAT

Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) International Careers Forum 2017.

Are you fascinated by international affairs? Looking for a career that will take you places?

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Dr. Nelson Simbiken
13
Feb
2017

Past, Present and Future of Coffee Industry in Papua New Guinea

Dr. Nelson Simbiken

Coffee plays an important role in the socio-economic and political development of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Since independence in 1975, the block and plantation sectors were the mainstay of the...

Patricia Kassman
09
Dec
2016

Public-Private Partnerships on the Ground: Making Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Work at the District Level in Papua New Guinea

Patricia Kassman

In this seminar Patricia Kassman will draw on her range of experiences working with the community, private and government sectors to discuss how public-private partnerships supporting SMEs play...

Image Denghua Zhang
14
Nov
2016

Pre-submission Seminar: A Promising New Trend? Factors Driving Growing Chinese Aid Cooperation

Denghua Zhang

China as an emerging donor has attracted growing international attention and raised grave concerns about its impact on the international aid regime. Despite its distinctive aid norms and practice...

07
Nov
2016

Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands Forum: A Critical Review

Stephanie Lawson

When the idea of a regional organization oriented to political issues concerning the Pacific islands was first mooted almost half a century ago, it was thought that the participation of Australia...

The remains of a baby’s cot after bulldozers have been through an urban settlement. Image Siobhan McDonnell
31
Oct
2016

Why do Land Reform? Challenging Urban Land Grabbing by Political Elites

Siobhan McDonnell

Across the international donor community comes the catch phrase ‘land is a sensitive issue’ as if this is reason enough not to engage in the land space. While it is true that land reform is...

Talanoa. Image Aidan Craney
24
Oct
2016

Avoiding a Lost Generation: Understanding the Social and Economic Impacts of the Pasifika Youth Bulge

Aidan Craney

With over 50 per cent of the total population of Pacific Islands Countries and Territories being aged under 25, the region is experiencing a ‘youth bulge’. As such a significant population, the...

Timor-Leste locals. Image Meabh Cryan (SSGM)
17
Oct
2016

Drafting Policies of Exclusion: Contested Rights and Narratives in Timor-Leste’s Land Policy

Meabh Cryan

This seminar presents some initial findings from Meabh Cryan’s PhD fieldwork on land contestations in Timor-Leste. Meabh has recently returned from 14 months of fieldwork in Timor-Leste and...

27
Sep
2016

Social Safety Nets in a Settlement in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Michelle Rooney

Port Moresby, the capital city of Papua New Guinea, has grown since its establishment as a colonial centre for administration into a national centre for education, employment, and commerce and...

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