Tag Archives: Bougainville

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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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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Peace in the Pacific (Concert by Fred Smith)

A concert on 13 July 2013 in Canberra to mark the 10th anniversary of the withdrawal of the Peace Monitoring Group in Bougainville and the commencement of RAMSI. Read more about this and other Pacific-related events by clicking the event tab (above) or … Continue reading

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Navigating Pacific Studies

Semester Two 2013 will see the introduction of an entirely online course into the Bachelor of Pacific Studies syllabus – a first for Pacific Studies at the ANU. PASI 1011 / 6001: Navigating Pacific Studies has been jointly developed by Dr Roannie … Continue reading

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Resource development and peace building in Melanesia

Given the long history of conflict associated with resource development in many parts of the world, I have been looking at whether resource development companies see a role for themselves in peace building. How do executives of multi-national resource companies think about their responsibilities in this area? As a starting point I began my research talking with corporate executives in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia about what role they […] Continue reading

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AusAID Fuels Bougainville Mining Tensions

“Rio Tinto stands to make big profits if the Panguna mine on Bougainville reopens. In recruiting advisors with strong links to the mining giant, AusAid isn’t helping the peace process,” writes Kristian Lasslett in his latest piece for New Matilda.

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New website for “Engendering Persons, Transforming Things: Christianities, Commodities and Individualism in Oceania”

Professor Margaret Jolly’s ARC Laureate Project Engendering Persons, Transforming Things: Christianities, Commodities and Individualism in Oceania has a new website.* This project “addresses a profound and long-debated question about the historical interaction between Oceanic and western constructs of the person and contemporary controversies … 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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Women Leadership in Peacebuilding Program 2013 Academic Scholarship (deadline for applications extended)

The Pacific Institute has just received news from The Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding (PCP) that the deadline has been extended on applications for The Women Leadership in Peacebuilding Program 2013 Academic Scholarship.  This scholarship is intended to meet all of the costs associated with … Continue reading

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Priorities for linguistic research in the Pacific (workshop report)

by Dr Rachel Hendery, Linguistics ANU. [NB: Rachel’s map is interactive and provides information on the research priorities for these various language communities. We have included it here to suggest just one of the many ways Google Maps may facilitate … Continue reading

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Diminishing conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: why some subside and others don’t

Diminishing conflicts in Asia and the Pacific: why some subside and others don’t (2012) Edited by Edward Aspinall, Robin Jeffrey & Anthony Regan.* Since the publication of the 2005 Human Security Report, scholars and policy-makers have debated the causes, interpretation … Continue reading

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Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding scholarships for women (applications due 30 Nov. 2012)

Please note that changes to the submission deadline (now 15 December 2012) and additional information for applicants is on a more recent post to Outrigger. The Pacific Centre for Peacebuilding (PCP) is offering (16) scholarships to qualified women from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Bougainville, … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Dr Kylie McKenna!

By Prof. John Braithwaite, RegNet, School of Regulation, Justice and Diplomacy. Kylie McKenna was awarded her PhD in October 2012 for a sweeping work entitled “Interdependent Engagement: Corporate Social Responsibility in Bougainville and Papua”. Her PhD was the result of … Continue reading

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The Diplomacy Of Decolonisation

In his latest post to NewMatilda.com, Nic Maclellan argues that Australia may have to address renewed demands for decolonisation from the region when it assumes its seat on the United Nations Security Council in 2013. [Read Maclellan’s follow-up post to New Matilda, Siding … Continue reading

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Peace builder wins Future Justice Prize

Distinguished Professor John Braithwaite has won the 2012 Future Justice Prize for his extraordinary efforts and internationally-renowned work in the fields of justice and peacebuilding [read more]. Of particular interest to Pacific scholars will be John Braithwaite’s ambitious Peacebuilding Compared project, which has … Continue reading

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