Events

Friday, July 31, 2015

06
Jul
2015

Transmission and Transformation: Reception of Al-Quran in a non-Arabic Speaking Community in Indonesia

Ahmad Rafiq

Al-Qur’an is the primary source of Muslim teachings, and is believed to be universal across time and space. It was revealed to Muhammad (PBUH) in Arabic and has been transmitted to many non-Arabic speaking regions in the original language.

07
Jul
2015

Children born of war in Peru and Guatemala

Ana Alonso

Children born of wartime violence are: the children conceived after violent and exploitative sexual relations between the parents in a militarized context during conflict, as well as children born from mothers who experienced violent abuses while being

09
Jul
2015

Book Launch: Beyond Surrender

Ashley Ekins, Australian War Memorial; Professor Joan Beaumont, ANU

Over the twentieth century 35,000 Australians suffered as prisoners of war in conflicts ranging from World War I to Korea. What was the reality of their captivity?

10
Jul
2015
13
Jul
2015

Has Malaysia’s Opposition Coalition Unravelled?

Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (Selangor State Minister and head of the People’s Justice Party [PKR] Youth Branch) Akmal Nasir (Director of the National Oversight and Whistleblowers Centre, and Director of Strategy in PKR Youth)

The fragile coalition between Malaysia’s three major opposition parties—the Democratic Action Party (DAP), the People’s Justice Party (PKR) and the Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS)—appeared to unravel when PAS declared an end to all cooperation with the D

14
Jul
2015

The Rise of Habaib in Indonesian Popular Islam: Marketing Traditional Islam and Reviving Authority

Syamsul Rijal

Over the past decade, Indonesia has witnessed the rise of young Arab preachers along with their sermon groups and media in urban areas.

15
Jul
2015

Does the United States Have an Asia Strategy?

Michael J. Green, Georgetown University and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Four years after President Barack Obama announced the US 'pivot', the question continues to be asked 'Does the United States Have an Asia Strategy? In this lecture, Michael J.

20
Jul
2015

The 2015 Bougainville election

Kerryn Baker & Thiago Oppermann
Presented by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
21
Jul
2015

The State and Business in Post-Soeharto Indonesia: The Political Economy of the Construction Sector

Danang Widoyoko

Despite various reforms in public sector management and law enforcement, corruption remains a critical problem in Indonesia. Public resources continue to be allocated and distributed through the logic of clientelism.

22
Jul
2015

Why is Russia a threat to world peace

Professor Paul Dibb

Since Russia's invasion of Crimea and eastern Ukraine last year, President Putin has continued to have a belligerent and threatening stance.

27
Jul
2015

Reaching out across Melanesia. The 20th summit of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG)

Nic Maclellan
Presented by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program
31
Jul
2015

Hybrid approaches to law and justice

Dr Nicholas Cheesman, Dr Melissa Demian, Dr Miranda Forsyth

The past two decades have seen an increasing recognition by scholars and policy-makers of the need to take account of multiple legal orders in broad considerations of justice provision.  This recognition has taken place in a range of very di

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