Events

September 2014

02
Sep
2014

Bainimarama and the Methodist Churches

Christine Weir

Since 2006 the relationship between the Methodist Church of Fiji and the Bainimarama regime has been variously tense, acrimonious and downright hostile, with Church Conferences cancelled by the government in 2009 -2011 and allowed under restrictions in

03
Sep
2014

The ONE Campaign: The Trillion Dollar Scandal

David McNair

On 3rd September The ONE Campaign, will launch the Trillion Dollar Scandal, a new campaign that will expose the true costs of international corruption on developing countries.

04
Sep
2014

2014 John Gee Memorial Lecture: weapons of mass destruction and the US rebalance to Asia

Christopher R Hill

Chaired by:  Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA, Chancellor of The Australian National University

Lecture Title: weapons of mass destruction and the US rebalance to Asia

09
Sep
2014
11
Sep
2014

Inaugural ANU Myanmar Brown Bag Seminar: 'Naypdidaw Forever'

Dr. Nicholas Farrelly

With the unprecedented number of scholars and students across ANU now working on projects and research related to Myanmar, the Myanmar Brownbag Series aims to provide a relaxed and regular environment to discuss current events in Myanmar and

15
Sep
2014

Contentious Islamism: Social and Political Activism in Afghanistan, 2001-2015

Niamatullah Ibrahimi

Abstract: The 2001 international intervention in Afghanistan and the liberal state-building enterprise that followed it opened new opportunities for social and politicalactivism in the country.

16
Sep
2014

Reflections: 39 Years of Sovereign Statehood in Papua New Guinea

Charles Lepani
A Public Lecture to celebrate the 39th anniversary of Independence for Papua New Guinea delivered by His Excellency Charles Lepani, Papua New Guinea’s High Commissioner to Australia.
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.

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 cabinet.

23
Sep
2014

Reading Arendt in Yangon (can the Rohingya speak?)

Nick Cheesman

Political actors in Myanmar who once found in the language human rights symbolic resources to oppose domination are today turning towards the language of citizens’ rights.

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 would cease to be Head of Government.

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 region.  This discussion will be anchored in a case study

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