Author Archives: Mike Cookson

Justice Delivered Locally: Systems, Challenges and Innovations in Solomon Islands

J4P (Justice for the Poor) Research Report, July 2013. by Matthew Allen, Sinclair Dinnen, Daniel Evans and Rebecca Monson. This major report and its related research “…attempts to understand the nature of disputation and sources of grievance affecting rural communities, … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: 2014 Pacific Research Colloquium – Developing Pacific Scholarship

January 28 to February 7, 2014 (Australian National University, Canberra) State Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) is offering twelve scholarship awards to graduate students, scholars and researchers from universities, research institutions, NGOs and other professional bodies in the … Continue reading

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Conflict Management and Resolution: a new course for S2 2013

An exciting new subject is being offered in second semester 2013 as part of the major in Peace, Conflict and War Studies within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. The subject, Conflict Management and Resolution (ASIA 2087), will … Continue reading

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Welcome, Grant Walton!

In April this year, Grant Walton joined the Crawford School of Public Policy’s Development Policy Centre as a Research Fellow. Grant joins the ANU after having completed his PhD in 2012. Grant’s PhD thesis, undertaken in the Department of Resource … Continue reading

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Statements from Joint meeting on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in the Pacific

Read closing statements from the Joint meeting on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management in Fiji (8-12 July) on the SPREP website.

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Third International Würm Memorial Symposium honours the late Professor Darrell Tryon

[Photograph: Stefen Würm in 1956.] Date: 17 July 2013 Time: 9:45 for a 10am start to 3:30pm Venue: Chancelry Building #10, Mills room (See the program and venue location) The Würm Symposia were established in 2011 to encourage dialogue between … Continue reading

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Prof. Nick Evans awarded ARC Laureate Fellowship

Professor Nicholas Evans has just been awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship to pursue research on “the wellsprings of linguistic diversity”. His project “tackles the riddle of why there are so many languages in parts of the world like Australia and … Continue reading

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Pacific issues come under expert gaze

An AusAID account of two recent conferences at the ANU: SSGM’s inaugural State of the Pacific (SOTP 13) and The Development Policy Centre’s PNG and Pacific Update.

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ICH Courier Vol.16

The latest issue of the UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Courier for Asia and the Pacific (ICH Courier #16) is now available. It includes: A summary of the 2013 Sub-regional Information and Network Meeting for Intangible Cultural Heritage Safeguarding in the … Continue reading

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Oceania Group – University of the Third Age (U3A)

[Photo: Dr Henry Ivarature (far left), from the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), addresses the U3A Oceania Group on “Democracy and Regionalism in the Pacific”.] by Judy Johnson, Acting Coordinator, Oceania Group of the U3A (ACT). The Oceania … Continue reading

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Plagued: TB and Me

Read this insightful and profoundly affecting personal account of TB in Papua New Guinea – and living with TB – in Jo Chandler’s latest feature on PNG for The Global Mail.

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Sharing Perceptions of Adaptation, Resilience and Climate Knowledge

“UNESCO’s Apia office for the Pacific States is excited to have launched an important and innovative new project in Fiji that will investigate climate change perceptions, decision making and adaptive capacities of communities in the Pacific. The project will also … Continue reading

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Moratorium on new research (and conditions for existing research) in Vanuatu

“As you all aware a Moratorium to research in Vanuatu was approved by the Vanuatu National Cultural Council (VNCC), the Paramount body that regulate research in the Republic of Vanuatu. Many people considered as a stumbling block to research and … Continue reading

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Local Intermediaries in International Exploration Conference

17-18 July 2013, ANU Commons (download program). “The history of exploration has often been thought of as a heroic drama in which the explorer is the principal narrator and protagonist. This two day conference will discuss exploration as a collective effort … Continue reading

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PhD Scholarship with SSGM Program

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) is seeking a highly motivated student to pursue doctoral research from early 2014. The scholarship provides an opportunity for an outstanding scholar with a background in political science, anthropology, human geography, … Continue reading

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