Past events

03
Nov
2014

Papua New Guinea: where from? where to? Learning from the Julian Moti affair

Mr Sumasy Singin - Papua New Guinea Consul-General

Abstract: Mr. Sumasy Singin, Papua New Guinea (PNG)'s Consul General in Sydney, was Deputy Chief of Staff and Principal Legal Counsel to Prime Minister, Sir Michael Somare, at the time when the €...

28
Oct
2014

Militarised Democracy and Fiji's 2014 Election

Scott MacWilliam

This seminar continues and expands on a description first given to Fiji's political economy after the 1999 election. The recent election appears to re-establish a thin or shallow militarised...

21
Oct
2014

Access and exclusion in the betel nut market, Papua New Guinea

Tim Sharp

In Papua New Guinea (PNG) marketplaces are central to the lives and livelihoods of both rural and urban people. But they are equally sites in which some people belong and others do not. In this...

14
Oct
2014

Recalling the War: the PNG in WWII Oral History project

Jonathan Ritchie, Deakin University

In November 2013, Ovoru Indiki, thought to be among the last of the famous €˜fuzzy wuzzy angels' who supported Australian soldiers fighting along the Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea (PNG) in 1942...

07
Oct
2014

The Fallacies of €˜State-Building' in Solomon Islands

Jon Fraenkel

The 2003-13 Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) is widely depicted as an ambitious €˜state-building' project in the mould of interventions in Bosnia, Iraq, East Timor and Kosovo...

30
Sep
2014

The winds of change: evolution and flux in intellectual property rights models at global and local levels

Miranda Forsyth

This seminar will examine the current debates and stimulants for change around intellectual property rights models at both a global level and at local and regional levels in the Pacific islands...

25
Sep
2014

Working with Legal Pluralism in the Francophone & Anglophone Pacific Islands

Various Speakers

Legal pluralism, by which we mean the simultaneous existence of several different legal orders in the same territory, is a reality in many parts of the world including in the Pacific island...

23
Sep
2014

The Monarchy and the Constitution: Tonga's Achievements in Political Reform

Dr Guy Powles

The Kingdom of Tonga, which possesses one of the oldest extant constitutions in the world, decided four years ago to make amendments to it that are the most significant in its history. The Monarch...

18
Sep
2014

Timor-Leste After Xanana Gusmão: Challenges for Succession

Cillian Nolan

Xanana Gusmão, Timor-Leste's prime minister and former rebel leader, recently cancelled plans to step down early from his post, announcing instead plans to reshuffle the government's 55-member...

17
Sep
2014

Tep Tok, Reading Between Our Lines

Julia Gray

For many Pacific Islander's, a tattoo is a marker of one's cultural identity - a reminder of one's heritage and a visual story to carry on their skin. The art of tattooing has travelled the world...

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