Past events

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...

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Papua New Guinea's Sorcery Act was repealed by its Parliament in 2013, in response to a sensational series of sorcery-related killings and widespread sentiment among the legal profession...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

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