Pacific Events Calendar
ANU local events
- 25 Jun 2013 State of the Pacific Conference
- 26 Jun 2013 E áu le ‘ina’ilau a tama‘ita‘i: exploring gender equality issues in Sāmoa
- Kate on Summary of main themes emerging from the conference on Sorcery & Witchcraft-Related Killings in Melanesia, 5-7 June 2013, ANU, Canberra
- Dan Jorgensen on Summary of main themes emerging from the conference on Sorcery & Witchcraft-Related Killings in Melanesia, 5-7 June 2013, ANU, Canberra
- John Burton on Summary of main themes emerging from the conference on Sorcery & Witchcraft-Related Killings in Melanesia, 5-7 June 2013, ANU, Canberra
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Tag Archives: Timor-Leste
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
The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is seeking to appoint two Pacific Research Fellows with ongoing research interests in Melanesia (PNG, Solomon Islands, Fiji, Vanuatu, New … Continue reading
Just as the US is pushing to reform its long criticised food aid program, Queensland graziers and Victorian stonefruit growers are calling on the Australian government to purchase and send surplus livestock and agricultural products to developing countries in the name of ‘helping’ – and their idea is being backed by some federal MPs. The Australian Financial Review (May 8 2013, Page 7) reported on calls for the Australian government [...] Continue reading
Applications are currently open for Round 14, for Australia Awards Fellowships beginning in 2014 (close 19 June 2013). Visit AusAID’s AAF page for more information. Australia Awards Fellowships provide senior officials and mid-career professionals from developing countries with the opportunity … Continue reading
“It would be better to give Australian aid and governance support to Timor-Leste’s local communities rather than state institutions,” argues JOANNE WALLIS in her latest post to the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific website.
The Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program offers an incredible opportunity for Australians to live in a developing country, to build cross-cultural knowledge and to share skills. For many, it is a life changing experience. Ask anyone who has taken on a volunteer assignment what is was like and they will usually gush out a string of positive adjectives. It is also a public relations boon for the aid [...] Continue reading
Gordon Peake is a Visiting Fellow at the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, ANU.
Interpreter readers with long memories may remember my name from a series of pieces on Timor-Leste posted a year or so ago. The articles included pro… Continue reading
The two largest developing member countries in the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) Pacific region – Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Timor-Leste – also continue to be the region’s fastest growing economies. PNG has now recorded 11 consecutive years of economic growth averaging around 6% per annum, while Timor-Leste has been growing at around double digit rates since 2007. A major driver of the rapid growth in both countries has been [...] Continue reading
In the latest issue of the Pacific Economic Monitor, released yesterday (March 26), the ADB forecasts that the average rate of growth in its 14 developing member countries in the Pacific region will fall to 5.2%, as earlier gains from major foreign investments and public infrastructure projects fade. The performance of the region’s larger natural resource exporting economies (Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Timor-Leste) continues to drive the economic outlook, [...] Continue reading
“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
State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program seeks to appoint up to eight early to mid-career scholars, with ongoing research interests in Melanesia or Timor-Leste. SSGM seeks scholars with backgrounds in political science, anthropology, human geography, law, gender studies and … Continue reading
by Assoc. Prof. Andrew McWilliam, Anthropology, CHL. Pyone Myat Thu (pictured here with her friend Atifa, while on fieldwork in Timor Leste) was awarded her Phd in March 2013 for her dissertation entitled ‘Negotiating Displacement: A Study of Land and … Continue reading
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
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
“The looming date of 23 February marks an important point in time for the future of Timor-Leste and Australia, with each country’s potential petroleum revenues from the Greater Sunrise oil and gas field in the Timor Sea under the pump.” … Continue reading
3.30pm Saturday, 16 February 2013, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Civic [flyer]. Launch by His Excellency Abel Guterres, Ambassador of Timor-Leste to Australia.
“The December 2012 edition of the Pacific Economic Monitor examines the fiscal position of ADB’s Pacific developing member countries and their budget plans for 2013. Special articles included in this issue focus on economic management and growth prospects in smaller … Continue reading
Research funded by ACIAR is largely directed towards attaining food security. This report documents the food security issues in three of ACIAR’s focus areas: East Timor, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific islands. The studies help identify which probl… Continue reading
The South Pacific: From ‘arc of instability’ to ‘arc of opportunity’? Is it time for Australia to shift its priorities from security to development in the South Pacific? 08:45am – 05:45pm, 08 February 2013 The Common Room, University House, Liversidge … Continue reading
This new video from UN Women “video focuses on the use of Gender Responsive Budgeting in Timor-Leste, the Philippines and Indonesia as a tool to promote development and women’s rights. Testimonies from government officials and other advocates underline the role … Continue reading
In this new post to Eureka Street, Fr Frank Brennan SJ cautions that “A bilateral relationship [between Australia and Indonesia] posited on a self-imposed ban on human rights discussion would be a very perverted relationship for a robust democracy like … Continue reading
Book launch and talk by the author, Dr Ros Dunlop 12.30 pm Monday, 3 December 2012, Conference Room, 4th floor, National Library of Australia (gold coin donation).
A fortnightly roundup of policy news in the Pacific by the Pacific Institute of Public Policy and the Development Policy Centre. POLITICS Timor-Leste, the g7+ and the New Deal for fragile states On November 22nd Timor-Leste’s Finance Minister Emilia Pires delivered the first Harold Mitchell Development Policy Annual Lecture Series. Minister Pires spoke of her five years of experience as Finance Minister in Timor-Leste where ‘the key to our progress [...] Continue reading
Prof. Hugh White and Dr Peter Dean, of the ANU’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC), continue the debate on the ADF intervention in Timor on Lowy’s Interpreter.
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
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
“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].
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Asia and the Pacific Policy Society Conference (incorporating a Pacific Roundtable and the 2012 Pacific Update)
6-7 September 2012, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU. Read about the inaugural Asia and the Pacific Policy Society Conference, the Pacific Roundtable and 2012 Pacific Update on the Crawford School website.
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
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
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
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
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