Category Archives: Events

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

Development by all and for all

“The international conference held in Timor-Leste from 25th  – 28th February 2013, ended with a resounding call for a new development deal after the MDGs expire in 2015. Much was discussed and debated at the conference in an effort to make development more meaningful … Continue reading

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Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) celebrates its 25th Anniversary!

On 14 March 1988 representatives of The Republic of the Fiji Islands, The Independent State of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, The Republic of Vanuatu and Front de Liberation Nationale Kanak et Socialiste (FLNKS) of New Caledonia met in Port … Continue reading

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Reminder: 3rd Annual Papua New Guinea Symposium – Leadership for the Next Generation (3-4 April 2013)

The 3rd Annual Papua New Guinea Symposium (3-4 April 2013) is being hosted Deakin University at its Geelong Waterfront Campus. All symposia sessions and events during the day will be held at this campus. For more information, visit the Symposium … Continue reading

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WAVES OF CHANGE: Climate Change Conference at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (4-6 April 2013)

Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. This three-day conference which will explore the environmental, social, cultural, political, economic, and legal impacts of climate change in the Pacific Islands. For more, visit the conference website or contact Katherine Higgins at khiggins@hawaii.edu.

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2nd Consultation Workshop on the Safeguarding of Nan Madol (21-23 March 2013)

“The Second Consultation Workshop on the Safeguarding of Nan Madol will be held in Ponhpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) by the Ponhpei State Government in cooperation with FSM National Government with UNESCO assistance. The workshop will provide an opportunity … Continue reading

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Asia Pacific Week, 30 June – 5 July 2013 (applications close 8 March 2013)

Asia Pacific Week 2013 will be the third conference of its kind hosted by The Australian National University and will explore the theme of ‘Pushing Boundaries’. The conference will bring together 100 student delegates from around the world to discuss the … Continue reading

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Report on the 2012 International Austronesian Conference, Weaving Waves’ Writings: Memories, Stories and Spiritual Resonance in Oceania, Taipei, Taiwan, 27-28 November, 2012

by Dr Paul D’Arcy, History, CHL. I visited Taiwan for the first time in November 2012 as part of a contingent of Pacific academic and community speakers invited to present papers at the 2012 International Austronesian Conference. This conference was … Continue reading

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Kastom: art of Vanuatu (Exhibition program)

8 February –  16 June 2013, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm every day (free admission). Orde Poynton Gallery, National Gallery of Australia. The National Gallery of Australia is proud to present a series of public events as part of this … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: 2cd Marianas History Conference (30-31 August 2013)

UOG Campus in Mangilao, Guam (deadline for abstracts 3 April 2013). The University of Guam, Guam Preservation Trust, Guampedia, and the Northern Marianas Humanities Council are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2nd Marianas History Conference. For more information, visit Guampedia.com.

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The South Pacific: from ‘arc of instability’ to ‘arc of opportunity’ (summary and video presentations)

A major workshop was held in the ANU’s College of Asia & the Pacific on 8 February 2013 to challenge the highly influential (although controversial) characterisation of the region as an ‘arc of instability’. There was broad agreement amoung presenters … Continue reading

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Is the resources boom good for Melanesia? (report)

A report and commentary by Dr Tess Newton Cain* on a panel discussion convened on 4 February 2013 by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program. [See an account of the presentation by panelist Dr Matthew Allen on the CAP website.] The … Continue reading

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Opportunities in Pacific Studies: ANU & Beyond

Friday, March 1, 12.00-2.30pm Lecture Theatre 2, Hedley Bull Centre (map CD32), Liversidge Street ANU College of Asia and the Pacific Australian National University, Canberra (Opportunities in Pacific Studies flyer) Light refreshments will be served. 12:00pm         … Continue reading

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UN climate change negotiations: The role and influence of the Alliance of Small Island States (report)

The Pacific Institute and Climate Change Institute at the ANU were privileged to host a public lecture on 19 February by Her Excellency Ms Marlene Inemwin Moses (pictured left), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Nauru to the United Nations and Chair … Continue reading

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Preparatory Meeting for Pacific Indigenous Peoples on the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples 2014

Call for Papers – deadline, 1st March 2013 (event 19-23 March 2013 in Sydney). More info at https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/56983.

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Marketi Ples 2013 (art and handicrafts from the Pacific Islands)

Opening 6pm Wed 20 February (exhibition runs from 20 Feb – 10 Mar 2013) Global Gallery, 5 Comber St, Paddington, Sydney (download a flyer). Sponsored by Pacific Islands Trade and Invest.

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