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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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
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
by Victor Levine, Pacific Islands Policy, No. 8, East-West Center, Honolulu (2013) [PDF]. “Victor Levine asks a fundamental question of increasing importance to a globalizing region: How can Pacific Island states provide decent public education to their children? Based on … Continue reading
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.
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
Conference: The South Pacific Agenda for Survival and Growth: A Framework for Coordinated Participation of Asian Donors?
11-13 December 2012, Port Vila, Vanuatu. “The New Zealand Asia Institute of the University of Auckland has partnered with the Pacific Institute of Public Policy to host guest speakers and academics from the Pacific, New Zealand, China, Japan, Taiwan, Australia … Continue reading
The 111th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) has just been held in San Francisco with the theme Borders and Crossings (November 14-18). This year’s program had 717 sessions, 34 workshops, 13 innovents and 183 special events. The … Continue reading
The Department of Pacific and Asian History is sponsoring a largely informal “conversation” with Professor Matt Matsuda of Rutgers University on the morning of Tuesday 27 November (venue tba), prior to his participation in the RSAP Annual Symposium. Prof Matsuda … Continue reading
An innovative new mobile phone technology (for GSM networks) is being trialled with a primary school in the central highlands of West Papua, Indonesia. Read more on the blog of the Technology and Infrastructure for Emerging Regions (TIER) group at … Continue reading
Thursday Nov 15th at 530pm, Coombs Seminar Room A, ANU, Canberra. Iakwe/Kaselehlia/Ran Annim/Hafa Adai/Aliii MAFA friends! We will be screening a brand new documentary film (2011) on nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands, Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project … Continue reading
Pacific Buzz (November 14): Pacific elections wrap | Fiji election preparations | Call to reorient PNG spending to boost recurrent budget | Agriculture and land in PNG | More
A fortnightly roundup of policy news in the Pacific by the Pacific Institute of Public Policy and the Development Policy Centre. POLITICS Pacific elections wrap There has been a lot of political activity in the Pacific with elections in Vanuatu, Palau, American Samoa and Guam. Intense negotiations continue in Vanuatu as two rival groups seek to form a coalition government when parliament convenes on 19 November to elect a new prime minister. The [...] Continue reading
A new wave of US engagement in the Pacific is set to benefit the region’s nations as the US responds to the global rise of China, writes Stewart Firth.
ICT and Internet Governance Training (20-21 Nov), Mobile Apps (26-30 Nov). Japan-Pacific ICT Centre, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji. Download a flyer, a program or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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
On 25 October, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Edgard Kagan gave a public lecture at the ANU on US engagement with the Pacific Islands and the region. Stewart Firth interviewed Kagan prior to his public lecture. Podcasts of lecture and interview … Continue reading
Susan Dixon has recently joined the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) as a Research Fellow. She moves to ANU from the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she earned her PhD in geography. Susan will be working, in … Continue reading
The new Climate Science Center for the Pacific Islands has been established at the University of Hawai’i Manoa Campus. The Inaugural Lecture of the PICSC, “Navigating Change: Climate Science and Collaboration in the Pacific”, will be given at 1:30pm on the 26 … Continue reading
Richard Tanter, in a new post to the Nautilus Peace and Security Network (NAPSNet) blog, writes that the recent rapprochement between New Zealand and the United States is born of shared concern about the rise of China and from a … Continue reading
Swept under the pandanus mat: the Review of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat needs to be taken seriously
The Leaders’ Meeting of the 43rd Pacific Islands Forum was held in the Cook Islands in late-August. The event was attended by delegates from over 60 countries, including high level dignitaries such as Hillary Clinton (first time for a US Secretary of State), and resulted in new donor funding in a range of areas, especially gender initiatives. Widespread media coverage highlighted the continued importance of the event. Largely ignored by [...] Continue reading
This article is extracted from the latest issue of Pacific Buzz at Devpolicy.org. [You may read the full text of the 43rd Pacific Islands Forum Communiqué here.] Commentators continue to question the relevance of the Pacific Islands Forum in a shifting geopolitical landscape … Continue reading
Our sea of islands to pose serious policy challenges is Nic Maclellan’s critical response to Damien Kingsbury’s recent opinion piece Gillard takes Pacific shopping list to regional forum. Readers must register with Crikey.com.au to read these posts.
On Thursday 9 August 2012, the Minister for Defence, Stephen Smith MP, delivered a speech at the Lowy Institute on how the Australian Government is addressing defence challenges ahead in the next Defence White Paper.DOWNLOAD PDF Continue reading
This month we welcome Dr Matthew Tomlinson to the community of Pacific scholars at the ANU. Matt joins ANU Anthropology from Monash University, where he has worked for the past 7 years. He moves to ANU to commence a four-year … Continue reading
Read the latest issue of the Pacific Partners Outlook on ‘Rio+20: A Sustainable Future for the Pacific Islands?’ (The monthly newsletter of the Pacific Partners Initiative of the Center for Strategic and International Studies).
The Rabaul and Montevideo Maru Memorial was dedicated today at the Australian War Memorial to commemorate the lives of more than 1000 Australian soldiers and civilians whose were lost when the Japanese prison ship Montevideo Maru was torpedoed by a US submarine … Continue reading
A new report from the UNDP’s Pacific Centre (Suva) that deals with ”legislations governing criminal deportation to the Pacific Islands from the United States, Australia and New Zealand… [and] working with deportees in an ethical manner…”
2010 Census Brief C2010BR-12 (May 2012): This report provides a portrait of the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population in the United States and discusses that population’s distribution at the national level and at lower levels of geography.
Nautilus Peace and Security Weekly Report—Contributor’s blog entry for Austral Peace and Security.
Washington’s Pacific pivot is essentially a matter of the Obama administration drawing a line under the distractions of the Bush-era disasters of Iraq and Afghanistan, and re-focusing strategic planning on the rise of Chinese economic, political and military power… Continue reading
This report by Richard Herr and Anthony Bergin suggests that with Chinese influence in the region rising, the US appears to doubt that Australia can deliver on South Pacific issues. Australia is losing influence over collective decision-making in the South … Continue reading