Events

April 2014

01
Apr
2014
01
Apr
2014

HIV/AIDS in West Papua: Current Conditions, Ongoing Challenges

Jenny Munro
West Papua faces an HIV/AIDS epidemic that is mainly affecting Papuan youth. Recent scholarship on HIV in Melanesia asks us to consider how HIV prevention and treatment agendas are produced, translated and enacted locally at the interface of international models, national capacities, and cultural and religious values. This seminar considers how these forces are intersecting in West Papua based on recent qualitative research projects conducted since 2011.
03
Apr
2014

On the political of peacebuilding, recognition and justice

Dr. Karin Aggestam, Lund University, Sweden.

Abstract: This seminar focuses on the political of peacebuilding and conflict resolution. The discussion centres on ontology and how understandings of conflict are reflected in contemporary peace practices.

08
Apr
2014

Warring Australians: the battles overseas and at home, 1914-18

Professor Joan Beaumont, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University

The War Studies Seminars are open to the public and are to showcase the latest research on the history, character, conduct and effects of war.

Please note you must register to attend

09
Apr
2014

Coping with Uncertainty in International Verification

Kalman A Robertson

The proliferation of nuclear weapons continues to represent a challenge for international security.  The International Atomic Energy Agency is tasked with administering safeguards aimed at verifying that states are complying with their obligations to u

10
Apr
2014

Is the golden age of non-government organisations over?

Andrew Hewett

International non-government organisations (INGOs) are facing significant challenges – but also opportunities. These challenges go to the very heart of INGOs’ identities as effective agents for social change and justice.

10
Apr
2014

Book launch of ‘Defence Planning and Uncertainty' by Dr Stephan Frühling

Launched by: Mr Dennis Richardson, AO Secretary of Defence

The Strategic & Defence Studies Centre warmly invites you to attend the Book Launch of Defence Planning and Uncertainty: Preparing for the next Asia-Pacific War, 

29
Apr
2014

Money politics: a report from the Indonesian elections

Professor Edward Aspinall

In this presentation, Professor Edward Aspinall illustrates the variety of ‘money politics’ found in Indonesia today, as well as the challenges such strategies pose for political candidates and voters alike.

29
Apr
2014

Colonial origins of the informal economy on the Gazelle Peninsula

John Conroy
This paper is concerned with the accommodation of Tolai people, indigenous to the Gazelle Peninsula in the hinterland of Rabaul, to the market economy. 'The market' was introduced to Tolai by German (and later, Australian) colonists from the late nineteenth century. Without pretension to novelty in the historical narrative it asserts the value of viewing these events through the lens of 'informal economy', as constructed by Keith Hart.

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