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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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SWEDOW cows and rotting apricots: bad food aid proposals gaining support of MPs

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

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The Pacific Plan and non-self-governing territories in the Pacific

In the latest Podcast from the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM), Nic Maclellan “discusses the capacity of United Nations agencies, the Pacific Islands Forum and other regional organisations to advance decolonisation initiatives in the region” with specific … Continue reading

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Big enough for all of us: geo-strategic competition in the Pacific Islands

China’s growing engagement in the Pacific Islands has fueled talk of great-power competition in the region.  But viewing China’s activities in the region in geo-strategic terms is inappropriate and potentially counter-productive.  Australia and the United States should focus on cooperating with…

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Annual General Meeting of The Australian Association for the Advancement of Pacific Studies (AAAPS), 10 May 2013

Annual General Meeting of AAAPS (AAAPS 2013 AGM flyer) 12:00 – 5:00pm, 10 May 2013 McDonald Room, Menzies Library, Australian National University, Canberra. (Lunch and afternoon tea are provided) The 2013 AGM of the Australian Association for the Advancement of … Continue reading

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Education in Pacific Island States: Reflections on the Failure of ‘Grand Remedies’

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

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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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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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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

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AAA Conference 2012 (Pacific-related papers)

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

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Matt Matsuda Pacific History conversation (27 November 2012)

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

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Deploying the Village Base Station in Papua

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

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Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1 (screening)

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

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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

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The tides of change

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.

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