Tag Archives: Timor-Leste

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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Conference: The Challenges for Participatory Development in Contemporary Development Practice

28-29 November 2012, Manning Clark Lecture Theatre, ANU (REGISTRATIONS CLOSED) This is the third conference as part of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Universities Linkages, which brings scholars and aid practitioners together to discuss important development issues. The programme has a stunning … Continue reading

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Gone fishing? We have for 42,000 years

“An archaeologist from The Australian National University has uncovered the world’s oldest evidence of deep sea fishing for big fish, showing that 42,000 years ago our regional ancestors had mastered one of our nation’s favourite pastimes….” [read more].

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Launch of the ANU Southeast Asia Institute (23 October 2012)

The ANU’s Southeast Asia Institute was launched last Tuesday: “The primary scope of the Institute covers Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam, as well as ASEAN as the major regional organization, with … Continue reading

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Attitudes to National Identity Among Tertiary Students in Melanesia and Timor Leste: A Comparative Analysis

SSGM Discussion Paper 2012/8 by Michael Leach, James Scambary, Matthew Clarke, Simon Feeny & Heather Wallace. This paper present the findings of an 18-month research project on the attitudes of tertiary students across four sites (Dili, Port Vila, Honiara and … Continue reading

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Inaugural Harold Mitchell development policy lecture: Timor-Leste and the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States (22 November 2012)

Public lecture by Emilia Pires Minister of Finance, Timor-Leste. 12.30pm Thursday 22 November 2012 (light lunch from 12pm) Molonglo Theatre, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU. Register promptly if you would like to attend, as the lecture … 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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ANU students ‘Trek for Timor’

Madonna on Tatamailau (also known as Mount Ramelau), Timor Leste’s highest peak (2,963m), two hours walk from Hatobuilico. On 15th September, 30 ANU students trekked 13, 25 or 45kms in the Blue Mountains to raise money for community projects in … Continue reading

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Will Timor’s development challenges push a close political marriage down the path of executive cohabitation?

On 8 August 2012 the Fifth Constitutional Government of Timor-Leste, formed following Parliamentary elections on 7 July and led by Prime Minister Xanana Gusmão, was sworn in by President Taur Matan Ruak (better known as TMR). The speeches given on the occasion of the swearing-in by the Prime Minister and the President were rather different in theme and tone. The PM’s speech was upbeat: he hailed the achievements of the […] Continue reading

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The Dynamics of Transitional Justice: International Models and Local Realities in East Timor

by Dr Lia Kent – Postdoctoral Fellow, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM), School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, ANU. The Dynamics of Transitional Justice draws on the case of East Timor in order to reassess how transitional justice … Continue reading

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Breaking the News (Canberra Premiere)

Friday 24 August 2012 at 6.30pm, Copland Theatre, ANU. “Breaking the News gets behind the upheaval of the last six years in East Timor to reveal the high cost for truth-seeking journalists at the centre of their country’s turmoil.” The Canberra premiere of Breaking … Continue reading

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2012 ARC Laureates, Future Fellows… and Pacific research

The Pacific Institute at the ANU would like to recognise the significant effort of all academic and support staff who participated in ARC rounds in 2012 and congratulate all recipients of these awards. This post lists 2012 ARC Laureates and … Continue reading

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Dili Bulletin (ADB)

In this edition of the Dili Bulletin: Ordinary Capital Resources; Project Milestones and ADB-Supported Events in Timor-Leste; and The Infrastructure Agenda. Continue reading

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Request for informants: Bougainvilleans, Timorese or Solomon Islanders experiences with peacekeepers

Request for informants by Kimberley Doyle, PhD Candidate, History, CASS, ANU. As part of a history PhD research project on peacekeeping in Bougainville, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste , I am seeking the assistance of Bougainvilleans, Timorese or Solomon Islanders who … Continue reading

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UN Youth Australia: Pacific Project 2013

Applications are now open for the UNYA’s Pacific Project 2013, an initiative that “offers high school students an exciting opportunity to travel around East Timor for 2 weeks during the June-July school holidays. Delegates will work on development projects, meet … Continue reading

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