Events

July 2014

01
Jul
2014

Anticipating the 2014 Election in Fiji

Anticipating the 2014 Election in Fiji
With an election to be held in September 2014, nine years after the last, there is considerable attention being paid to unknown factors which may affect the outcome. A reformed election system with malapportioned single member electorates replaced by a single national constituency with a form of proportional representation, a lowered voting age from 21 to 18, a substantial proportion of the population with little or no experience of electoral politics, and considerable internal movement of people from rural to urban and peri-urban areas ensure that predicting the outcome of voting will be...
15
Jul
2014

Fighting corruption or pursuing personal aspirations? Student boycotts at the University of Goroka in the Papua New Guinea Highlands

Ivo Syndicus, National University of Ireland Maynooth
Prolonged student boycotts appear to be a recurrent and distinctive feature at Papua New Guinean (PNG) universities. This paper looks at two recent student boycotts in 2010 and 2013 at the University of Goroka in the PNG Highlands. A particular focus of this paper is on how students bring about, mobilise for, and conduct boycotts; how other actors within and outside the university are engaged through it; and how discourses about 'corruption' and 'rights' are drawn on by students.
22
Jul
2014

Unfriended? Social Media and Government Censorship in Times of Violence

Various Speakers

Do governments ever have the right to cut off or censor internet access? What about in times of civil unrest?

22
Jul
2014

Historic Injustice as an impediment to good governance in East Timor

Jill Jolliffe – Journalist & Author

In October 2012, Warren C. Wright of the Dili-based East Timor Law and Justice Bulletin published a scathing critique of the existing justice system in East Timor.

29
Jul
2014

Chinese economic diplomacy towards the Oceania Island States in the 21st Century

Professor Yu Chang Sen – National Center for Oceania Studies, Sun Yatsen University, China

Oceania island states are an important part of China’s grand peripheral strategy. In the first decade of the 21st century, the relationships between China and Oceania island states present the full range of development.

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