Category Archives: ANU PI

Posts related to a member (or alumnus) of the ANU’s Pacific Institute or to an activity based at the ANU.

Call for papers AAPS 2014 conference Oceanscapes: cooperation across the Pacific. April 22-26, 2014. University of Sydney.

Through this interdisciplinary conference the Australian Association for Pacific Studies seeks to bring researchers across Oceanscapes to share their knowledge and experience; to benefit the peoples of the Pacific region, and to advance scholarship about the places between the better-known … Continue reading

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Pacific studies @ ANU in Samoa 2013!

From the Samoa Observer – The Australian National University (ANU), the National University of Samoa (NUS) and the University of the South Pacific (USP), Alafua Campus have partnered in a So’o Collaboration. Focusing on exchanging views and perspectives through Research … Continue reading

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Book launch – Engendering objects: Dynamics of barkcloth and gender among the Maisin of Papua New Guinea

To be launched by Drusilla Modjeska, acclaimed author of The Mountain. Venue: Atrium, Hedley Bull Centre (130), corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU. Date: Tuesday, 5 November, 2013 – 16:00 to 17:30 [for further details…]

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PNG’s rural decay: a personal perspective

The last decade in PNG’s socio-economic development has been claimed by many, including Prime Minister Peter O’Neil and me, to have been wasted, as the… Continue reading

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A simple geospatial search for Pacific-related content at ANU

[Map key: Independent or Australian, Chilean, French, New Zealand, UK or US affiliates] This map provides a simple geospatial search of the 1000+ archived posts on the Pacific Institute’s Outrigger blog. The pop-up search window (click on a coloured Economic … Continue reading

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‘Relocation in the Pacific’ – workshop report (12 Aug 2013)

Venue: UNSW Law Faculty Boardroom (12 August 2013). Participants: Jane McAdam, Jon Barnett, Bruce Burson (via Skype), John Campbell, John Connell, Beth Ferris, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Monson, Kate Purcell, Sarah Williams, Elissa Waters, Fiona Chong. PRESENTATIONS Jane McAdam welcomed participants, explaining that … Continue reading

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Navigating the potholes of infrastructure development in PNG

With the Rudd–O’Neill asylum deal likely to involve a ”realignment” of the Australian aid program toward new infrastructure spending in PNG, the mother of all… Continue reading

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Investigating Monumentality in Melanesia

“During the months of May and June, Dr Stuart Bedford began preliminary fieldwork relating to his new ARC funded project Investigating monumentality in Melanesia: the archaeology of ritual architecture on the islands of Malakula, Vanuatu. Prior to the fieldwork archival … Continue reading

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How to respond to the impasse in Fiji?

Fiji’s coup leader-turned Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama may star on the international stage, where many diplomats take at face value his reformist claims, but his… Continue reading

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Congratulations, Dr Budi Hernawan OFM !

[Br Budi with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and fellow ANU graduate Rika Korain.] Congratulations to Dr Budi Hernawan for his July graduation for a wonderful PhD thesis, From the Theatre of Torture to the Theatre of Peace: The Politics of … Continue reading

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Refocusing the Australia-PNG Relationship

In his recent article in The Australian Defence Force Journal (Issue No.190, pp. 104-111), SSGM PhD Candidate, Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Blair, discusses ways to refocus and strengthen Australia and Papua New Guinea’s bilateral relationship.

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New from SSGM

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) has recently posted the following briefing notes and discussion papers to their new website: In-Brief 2013/1: Witchcraft and Sorcery-Related Killings in Melanesia: Legal Issues In-Brief 2013/2: Politicians and Political Leaders in … Continue reading

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Beloved Land: stories, struggles and secrets from Timor-Leste

by Gordon Peake, Visiting Fellow with the ANU’s State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Project (SSGM). This book is available through Scribe Publications. “At the stroke of midnight on 20 May 2002, the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste became the first new … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Languages of the Pacific (PASI 2020/6020)

[Photo mosaic of Kanjimei village (PNG) by Darja Hoenigman] This course provides an introductory overview to the languages of the Pacific, extending from Timor in the west through the island of New Guinea out through Melanesia into Pacific Polynesia. It … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost? Climate change in the Marshall Islands

On 29 July, Senator Tony de Brum (Minister Assisting the President of the Marshall Islands) gave a public lecture at the ANU (photo by Nicholas Mortimer). This event was hosted by the Pacific Institute and a short summary of Senator de Brum’s presentation is now … Continue reading

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