Category Archives: Events

Pacific-related event (public lecture, workshop, conference, performance, community gathering, etc.)

Launch of book of the late Aubrey Parke, August 29

Launch of book of the late Aubrey Parke “Degei’s Descendants: spirits, place and people in Pre-Cession Fiji” Terra Australis 41, ANU Press Date:  Friday 29 August 2014 Time:  5.00pm – 7.00pm Place: Hedley Bull Atrium, Hedley Bull Building, Garran Rd, Australian … Continue reading

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Community-level leadership and development outcomes in rural Papua New Guinea: evidence from three case study regions

Francis Essacu, Fenner School of Environment and Society Thursday,14 August 2014, 1-2pm Fenner Seminar Room, Frank Fenner Building, 141 Linnaeus Way, Australian National University While natural resources can provide opportunities for the sustainable development of rural communities in low-income countries, … Continue reading

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Dennis O’Rourke’s films at the NFSA

The National Film and Sound Archive is featuring acclaimed documentary filmmaker Dennis O’Rourke all this month. Details of the Dennis O’Rourke’s work and the schedule can be found here.

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Challenges and opportunities for women in Papua New Guinea

Friday 18 July 12.30 – 1.30pm Speakers: Avia Koisen Principal, Koisen Lawyers Emma Wurr Principal Legal Officer for Human Rights, PNG Office of the Public Solicitor Location: Brindabella Theatre Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132 Lennox Crossing, ANU Women in … Continue reading

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Solomon Islands fundraiser

As you are know doubt aware the Solomon Islands was recently hit by a series of devastating floods. The attached event aims to raise funds for the victims and I encourage you to attend if you can. The fundraiser will … Continue reading

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The Emerging Pacific Leaders’ Dialogue (EPLD) 2014

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN The third Emerging Pacific Leaders’ Dialogue (EPLD) is an intensive development program for future leaders scheduled to take place across the Pacific region over a continuous two-week period from 16 October 2014. This follows the … Continue reading

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‘Micronesia in Focus’ Symposium: Call for Papers

Venue:                      Hedley Bull Centre (130), Garran Road,                                                                 … Continue reading

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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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2nd International Sustainable Sea Transport in the Pacific Talanoa Celebrating the Past – Sailing into the Future 14 – 18 July 2014

Building on the first successful Sustainable Sea Transport Talanoa held in Suva in 2012, the 2nd International Sustainable Sea Transport in the Pacific Talanoa will again bring together key stakeholders with an interest in heritage, culture, seafaring, science, vessel design, … Continue reading

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Lon Marum: Film launch

Next Thursday the Macleay Museum will host the launch of a film documentary, Lon Marum. The film follows co-director Chief Filip Talevu, local community leader and fieldworker for the Vanuatu Cultural Centre, as he takes us on a journey through … 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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‘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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Call for Papers – OCEANSCAPES: cooperation across the Pacific (AAPS Biennial Conference, 22-26 April 2014, Sydney)

“The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth’s surface and contains thousands of islands. Yet, as Epeli Hau’ofa’s seminal paper about the ‘Sea of Islands’ shows, oceans are not a barrier, but highways to contact. This conference employs the concept … 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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Comparative perspectives on land – Thinking across the Pacific: Report from the ‘land stream’ of the State of the Pacific Conference (25-26 June 2013)

The Hon Ralph Regenvanu, Minister for Lands, Government of Vanuatu (left), Ms Leisande Otto, World Bank, Vanuatu (middle) and Dr Jim Fingleton, Development Law Consultant participate in the ‘land stream’ panel at SOTP 13, 25 July 2013 (Photo: George Carter). … Continue reading

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