Past events

07
Sep
2015

State of the Pacific 2015 - book launch day 1

Various Speakers

Book Launches

We are pleased to be launching a series of books edited and authored by SSGM Scholars during the State of the Pacific 2015 Conference.

Talking it Through: Responses to Sorcery and...

07
Sep
2015

State of the Pacific Conference 2015

Various Speakers; TBA

About the Conference

State of the Pacific 2015 (SOTP2015) will take place over three days from 7-9 September 2015. The conference is hosted by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program...

31
Aug
2015

Informality's elusive thread: Policy debates in late colonial Port Moresby

John Conroy

Abstract

Hart' informality was an elusive thread in the fabric of Port Moresby, capital and principal urban centre of Papua New Guinea (PNG) during the late colonial period, 1945-75. Commencing in...

24
Aug
2015

Labour mobility impacts at home - an update

Rochelle Bailey

Abstract

Returning from Vanuatu, Rochelle will provide an update of her longitudinal study of economic and social impacts of the Recognising Seasonal Employer scheme (RSE). Additionally she will...

17
Aug
2015

Sports diplomacy in the Pacific

Roannie Ng Shiu

Abstract

Sports diplomacy is currently an under theorised phenomenon however, it is an increasingly popular public diplomacy tool for governments at national, regional and international levels....

10
Aug
2015

Corporate security practices and human rights in West Papua

Kylie McKenna

Abstract

This paper explores the intersections between large extractive companies, security governance and human rights in Papua/West Papua. It contributes to understandings of how extractive...

03
Aug
2015

Islands, Enclaves and Violence: Sociospatial Perspectives on Resource Conflict in Island Melanesia

Matthew Allen

Abstract

Set against the backdrop of past, contemporary and possible future mining-related violence on large islands in the western Pacific, this paper explores how theoretical work on sociospatial...

27
Jul
2015

Reaching out across Melanesia. The 20th summit of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG)

Nic Maclellan

Abstract

At the 20th summit of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), held in Solomon Islands in June, MSG leaders made an historic decision to expand the reach of the subregional organisation. The...

20
Jul
2015

The 2015 Bougainville election

Kerryn Baker & Thiago Oppermann

Abstract

The 2015 Bougainville election was the third held since the Bougainville Peace Agreement, and marked the beginning of a five year window in which the referendum on independence is...

22
Jun
2015

Interrogating the role of ICT in marketisation

Asha Titus

Abstract

This research project investigates the role of ICTs (mobile phones) in economic development particularly in the coffee and fresh produce value chains. It aims to interrogate the promises...

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