‘Micronesia in Focus’ Symposium: Call for Papers

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Venue:                      Hedley Bull Centre (130), Garran Road,                                                                                       Australian National University

Date:                         28—29 April 2014

The Micronesian and Australian Friends Association (MAFA) is hosting an interdisciplinary symposium on 28 – 29 April 2014 at the ANU. The symposium aims to bring together academics, parliamentarians, policy makers, business leaders, and civil society representatives to share and discuss research and policy issues relevant to the Micronesian region.

Day One will open with keynote speaker Dr. Paul D’Arcy, a Pacific historian at the ANU with panels discussing climate change; and fisheries and ocean management. Day Two will open with keynote speaker Dr. Manuel Rauchholz from Heidelberg University. Panel topics include Micronesia as an intermediary region in establishing relations between Australia, the USA, China and Japan; and Micronesia’s Future Engagement With the Outside World

If you would like to present a paper or panel please submit abstracts by 20 February 2014.

Registration can be done online at https://sites.google.com/site/micronesiasymposium/

Registration fee is AUD $20.00 which includes a cocktail party on the evening of the 28 April (students are exempt from fees). Registration closes 30 March 2014.

Contact:         Nicholas Halter: Ph: +61 2 6125 4413 or microaustfriends@gmail.com or                                Gonzaga (Zag) Puas   Ph: +612 6125 2308 or gonzaga.puas@anu.au.edu

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