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06
Dec
2017

Decolonising academia: community and epistemic world-making in Pacific Studies

Bianca Hennessy

My PhD research is about my own academic community, Pacific Studies. This community has taken methodological and theoretical tools from its disciplinary forebears, and fused these with urgent and tangible...

15
Nov
2017

Strengthening government systems and processes in PNG: ICAC and other issues

Seminar

Eric Kwa, Secretary/CEO, PNG Constitutional Law Reform Commission.

In this seminar, Dr Eric Kwa will discuss the agenda and approach being taken by PNG’s new government in relation to strengthening government systems and...

09
Nov
2017

Supporting economic reform in Vanuatu: the Governance for Growth program

Forum

Bob Warner, Visiting Fellow, Development Policy Centre; and staff from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Governance for Growth.

The Governance for Growth (GfG) program in Vanuatu has been running for ten...

26
Oct
2017

Sport, Masculinity, and Neoliberalism: Cameroonian Footballers, Fijian Rugby Players, and Senegalese Wrestlers

Professor Niko Besnier

In the Global South since the 1980s, as economic downturns under pressure from the forces of neoliberalism have eroded social relations and pauperized populations, sport and athletes’ bodies have become...

25
Oct
2017

Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75

SDSC Book Launch

Launched by: Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd)

You are invited to attend the book launch of Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75, by...

11
Sep
2017

Re-claiming the Ocean: climate change, oceanic sovereignties and maritime contestations in the Pacific

Public Lecture

Professor Edvard Hviding

In the 21st century Pacific views of the ocean as generative and supportive of distinct ways of human existence are challenged: for many islanders of Oceania, global climate change is...

31
Aug
2017

The Corrupt Cannot Fight Corruption

Public Seminar

Sam Koim, Former Chairman, Investigation Task-Force Sweep, Papua New Guinea. In this seminar, the speaker will draw from the literature on experiences of anti-corruption agencies and his own experience as the former...

31
Aug
2017

75th Anniversary of the battle for Milne Bay

SDSC War Studies Seminar

Emeritus Professor David Horner

A special War Studies Seminar remembering the 75th Anniversary of the battle for Milne Bay. This special seminar coincides with the death of Private Clark Davis Ivins,...

22
Aug
2017

The Law of the Sea in the Asia Pacific Region

Conference

Professor Wolff Heintschel Von Heinegg

ANU College of Law Event. Presented by Centre of Military & Security Law and the United Services Institute of the ACT

Opportunities, threats and challenges

2017 marks...

18
Aug
2017

ANU College of Asia & the Pacific Research Showcase

Various

The College of Asia & the Pacific Research Showcase is an opportunity for you to learn more about the research that is being undertaken at the College across the areas of:

- Development

- Security ...

18
Aug
2017

Speaking for ourselves: Kwato perspectives on matriliny and missionisation

Final PhD Seminar

Salmah Eva-Lina Lawrence Salmah Eva-Lina Lawrence is from the Milne Bay Province of PNG and belongs to two genealogies that were influential in the politics of the Kwato Mission. A former director with Deloitte...

18
Aug
2017

New Research on a Vernacular Sign Language in the New Guinea Highlands

Seminar

Lauren Reed and Alan Rumsey

Abstract

Sign language typology is a new and exciting frontier in sign language research. One emerging typological distinction is that between ‘deaf community sign languages’, which are...

10
Aug
2017
25
Jul
2017

Researching sorcery accusation related violence in PNG

RegNet Innovations Seminar

Miranda Forsyth

Sorcery accusation related violence is a significant concern across many parts of Papua New Guinea (PNG) today. It leads to death, torture, displacement of people and pervasive fear and...

22
Jun
2017

My Father, My Country: a film evening with Dame Meg Taylor

Function

Professor Helen Sullivan, Director, Crawford School, ANU; Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General to the Pacific Islands Forum.

In 1938 three Australian patrol officers – Jim Taylor, John Black and Pat Walsh – set off on an...

20
Jun
2017
07
Jun
2017

Drought and famine relief in Papua New Guinea, 2015-2016

Forum

Various speakers

PNG was severely impacted by the 2015-16 El Niño drought and, at some very high altitude locations, a series of destructive frosts. The drought and frosts impacted many rural villagers between mid-2015 and...

24
May
2017

The absence of trust: Australian strategic thinking and PNG 1950-1975

Seminar

Dr Bruce Hunt, Research Fellow, School of History, College of Arts and Social Science, ANU.

The seminar will focus on Dr Bruce Hunt’s recent monograph Australia’s Northern Shield? Papua New Guinea and the Defence of...

19
May
2017

First impressions: Elizabeth Durack, an artist in Papua and New Guinea, 1968

Panel Discussion

The ANU Library is hosting a panel discussion for the exhibition opening of a recently acquired collection of works by Elizabeth Durack (later Durack Clancy).

The eminent Australian artist, was invited...

18
May
2017

We deserve to thrive: poetry and climate activism

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

Venue: Sir Roland Wilson Building, Theatrette 2, ANU

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner is a Marshall Islander poet and spoken word artist. She received international acclaim through her inspirational poetry...

16
May
2017

Women in leadership: what it means to be elected as the first female leader in the Pacific

Student lecture

H.E. President Hilda C. Heine

Overview

H.E. President Hilda C. Heine is the first female president of any independent Pacific island nation and one of only three women serving in the Marshallese...

16
May
2017

Creativity and climate change action - Workshop

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner

How do we effectively and creatively share...

16
May
2017

ST Lee Lecture - Climate change crisis: an examination of the turbulent history and modern day consequences of the vulnerability of the Marshall Islands

H.E. President Hilda C. Heine

Overview

Low elevation, extreme floods and persistent droughts have left the Marshall Islands and its people at the mercy of rising sea levels and under threat of losing their homes.

...

09
May
2017

Towards increased food security and welfare in Timor-Leste

Seminar

Professor Sonia Akter, Assistant Dean (Research), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

This study uses a nationally representative cross-section survey conducted in 2016 from rural...

03
May
2017

PNG Elections, 1964 to 2017: screening of documentary and a Q&A discussion with ANU academics

Function

Dr Nicole Haley, Convenor, ANU State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program; and Dr Terence Wood, Research Fellow, ANU Development Policy Centre.

Devpolicy, the PNG Canberra Student’s Association and The...

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