Past events

18
Nov
2014

Promoting the human rights of people with HIV, men who have sex with men, and transgenders in Papua New Guinea

Tim Leach – PhD Candidate, School of Culture, History and Language, ANU

Igat Hope is the national organisation for people living with HIV in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Kapul Champions is the national organisation for men who have sex with men (or men with diverse...

11
Nov
2014

'Informality and "the Idea of the Town" in Hubert Murray's Papua'

John Conroy

The paper follows my study of informality among Chinese and indigenous Tolai in German New Guinea (GNG), where the goal was to impose conformity with a German  ideology of 'national-economic...

05
Nov
2014

Fiji: Return to Democracy Workshop

Stewart Firth @ Various TBA

In September, Fiji held its first election in eight years, the first under the 2013 constitution, and the first using a common roll of electors with proportional representation. In the new...

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...

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