Past events

28
Nov
2013

2013 Timor-Leste update: a new era? prospects and challenges for Timor-Leste

Various Speakers

UNFORTUNATELY, REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

Overview

2012 saw peaceful Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Timor-Leste, the wind-up of the Australian-led International...

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,...

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-...

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...

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...

23
Oct
2013

The Fiji Constitution of September 2013

Anthony Regan, Fellow , State, Society & Governance in Melanesia Program

Abstract: The military regime in power in Fiji since 2006 has made a new national Constitution under which elections will be held before September 2014. This presentation will examine the...

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