Events

October 2014

02
Oct
2014

Locating the Chinese in Rangoon: the Sino-Burmese

Jayde Roberts

The People’s Republic of China has loomed large on Burma’s horizon since the defeat of the Kuomingtang in 1949 and seems to be drawing increasing attention in contemporary discussions about the fate of Myanmar.

07
Oct
2014

Research Methods and your PhD: Reflections on the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Reseach (IQMR)

Joanna Spratt and Ben Day

Jo and Ben were selected as delegates of ANU’s College of Asia Pacific to attend the 2014 Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research (

07
Oct
2014

The Impact of Gender on Responses to Drought in Rural China

Aisi Shang

This research is concerned with the question of how gender shapes people’s responses to natural disasters. Response here is defined as what people do, say and think as a result of something that has happened.

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.

14
Oct
2014

Practices of labour dispute resolution in Vietnam

Tu Nguyen

My research looks at the processes through which workers’ collective disputes are resolved in Vietnam. Since the Labour Law was first issued in 1994, workers’ strikes and labour disputes have spread across the country.

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, died, reportedly aged 105.  Ben Moide, slightly younger

14
Oct
2014

Graduate studies information evening

Want to take your career to the next level?  Come along to the Graduate Studies Information Evening to find out which master’s degree will best help you achieve your career goals.

15
Oct
2014

Not Sleepwalking: The origins of the First World War Revisited

Professor Gary Sheffield, University of Wolverhampton

Abstract: After many years of broad consensus among serious historians, the origins of the First World War are once again fiercely contested.

16
Oct
2014

Conserving and sharing Burma’s heritage

Charlotte Galloway

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 share inte

20
Oct
2014

International Development Decisionmaking since the GFC: Revisiting "Why Do States Give Aid?"

Ben Day

The international relations literature, despite having paid it substantial attention, does not offer an adequate answer to the seemingly straightforward question, “Why do states give aid?” Instead, more than half a century after Hans Morganthau first m

21
Oct
2014

The politics of co-optation in Myanmar’s Hluttaw

Chit Win

When it began in January 2011, there was little disagreement that Myanmar’s parliament (the Hluttaw) would be just a rubber stump because of the overwhelming majority of representatives from the pro-military party and the military itself.

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.

21
Oct
2014

Crackdown and Economic Stagnancy: Prospects for Moderate and Progressive Government in Malaysia

Rafizi Ramli, MP (Pandan, Selangor)

On the international stage Prime Minister Najib has been widely praised for his commitment to a moderate and progressive form of Islam.

28
Oct
2014

Capitalising co-optation, capturing the state? Official ulamas in contemporary Indonesia and Malaysia

Norshahril Saat

Responding to the Islamic resurgence of the 1970s and beyond, the Suharto (1966-1998) and Mahathir (1981-2003) governments undertook massive Islamisation programs in Indonesia and Malaysia respectively.

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.

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