Past events

15
Jun
2015

Towards a people centred early warning and disaster response system in Samoa: The use of ICT by Samoans during disaster

Ioana Chan Mow

Abstract

While technology access has expanded worldwide, there is still limited research about how people use the technology available to them during crises, and what the effects of varying socio-...

01
Jun
2015

CANCELLED: 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...

25
May
2015

Power of Mo'olelo: Pacific Islanders, higher education and sport in the United States

Keali‘i Troy Kukahiko

Abstract

White men in the US have long dominated the academic space. These elite scholars have studied Pacific Island (PI) communities through a lens of cultural supremacy to analyze and interpret...

18
May
2015

The magic of the court: village courts and sorcery accusations in Papua New Guinea

Melissa Demian

Abstract

Papua New Guinea's Sorcery Act was repealed by its Parliament in 2013, in response to a sensational series of sorcery-related killings and widespread sentiment among the legal profession...

14
May
2015

The Bougainville Mining Act 2015: Process, Substance and Controversies

Anthony Regan, with comment by Kearnneth Nanei and Amanda Masono

Abstract

The Bougainville Mining Act 2015 was enacted by the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) in March 2015, after seven years of intensive work. It gives effect to a mining policy designed...

04
May
2015

Analysing the results of the 2014 Tonga general election

Henry Ivarature

Abstract

On 27 November 2014, citizens of the Kingdom of Tonga went to the polls. This is the second election since amendments were made to the Constitution of 1875 and paved the way for the Tongan...

20
Apr
2015

The Consequences of Precolonial Institutions and Ethnic Fractionalisation in the South Pacific

Shaun Larcom

Abstract

This seminar will investigate whether precolonial institutions are a key driver of ethnic fractionalisation and what this might mean for the South Pacific, with special reference to Papua...

20
Apr
2015

Information and Communication Technologies in Melanesia: Building a Research Community

Abstract

Striking statistics and anecdotes aside, we know very little about the political and social impacts of new information and communication technologies in Melanesia. We know, for example,...

13
Apr
2015

Health phone services in Papua New Guinea: saving lives or just wasting money?

Amanda Watson

Abstract

Living in a rural village or an urban settlement in Papua New Guinea, what would you do if there was a need for emergency medical assistance during the night? Buses and taxis are...

30
Mar
2015

Pacific labour mobility to Australia and New Zealand: Potential development impacts

Rochelle Bailey and Rochelle Ball

Abstract

Pacific labour mobility schemes are targeted to aid in economic growth for Pacific Island nations. Pacific Workers are engaging in labour mobility, as a form of circular migration, in...

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