Events

Saturday, May 30, 2015

04
May
2015

Analysing the results of the 2014 Tonga general election

Henry Ivarature
Presented by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
06
May
2015

Prospects for Asia’s Security Architecture - Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large Bilahari Kausikan

Mr Bilahari Kausikan Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore

In this lecture Singapore's Ambassador-at-Large Mr Bilahari Kausikan will look at the prospects for Asia's Security Architecture.

07
May
2015

Engaging North Korea

Stephan Haggard, Krause Distinguished Professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies at the University of California San Diego

A central debate about appropriate policy toward North Korea centres on the efficacy of inducements vs. constraints, including the role of sanctions.

14
May
2015

The Bougainville Mining Act 2015: Process, Substance and Controversies

Anthony Regan, with comment by Kearnneth Nanei and Amanda Masono
Presented by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
18
May
2015

The Magic of the Court: Village Courts and Sorcery Accusations in Papua New Guinea

Melissa Demian
Presented by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
20
May
2015

Understanding Conceptions of Legitimate Humanitarianism: Analyzing Cultures of Humanitarianism in East Asia

Dr Jacinta O'Hagan

The aid world is currently undergoing substantial and radical change, and with the growing significance of non-Western governments and societies in international humanitarian assistance.  But do all cultures understand human

25
May
2015

Power of Mo'olelo: Pacific Islanders, Higher Education and Sport in the United States

Keali‘i Troy Kukahiko
Presented by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
26
May
2015

The Roots of Resilience: Sustaining Regime Hybridity in Southeast Asia

Meredith L. Weiss

The study of regimes is an enterprise fundamentally concerned with the state. We classify regimes most commonly in terms of how a change of government is effected or avoided.

29
May
2015

FBI Post 9/11: Intelligence Transformation

Mr Eric Velez-Villar, FBI Executive Assistant Director for Intelligence
9/11 is regarded as the most lethal terrorist attack in history, taking the lives of 3,000 Americans and international citizens and ultimately leading to far-reaching changes in anti-terror approaches and operations in the US and around the globe.
29
May
2015

Sovereignty and hybrid state-building or state formation?

Shahar Hameiri, Murdoch University; Joanne Wallis, ANU; Sarah Phillips, University of Sydney

The concept of hybridity has been increasingly used in relation to contemporary processes of state formation in a variety of different postcolonial settings.

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