Past events

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...

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...

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