Tag Archives: US

Youth Tech Camps (20-21, 26-30 November, Fiji)

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 registration@brightpathfoundation.org

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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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Burdened with tradition: the uses and abuses of outrigger canoes and seafaring knowledge in the contemporary Pacific

A Master Class with Vicente M. Diaz 4 December 2012, 9am–‐5pm, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Please register your interest in attending this master class by 4 Nov 2012 (see below).

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‘US engagement with the Pacific Islands and the region’

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

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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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Welcome, Dr Susan Dixon!

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

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Pacific Islands Climate Science Center Inaugural Lecture

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

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Standing upright there: the New Zealand path to a nuclear-free world

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

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Reframing national memory: stories from Australia and Japan about the Pacific War

Edited by Prof. Mayumi Kamada (ANU Alumna) with contributions by Dr Keiko Tamura and Emeritus Professor Hank Nelson. This is the first academic volume in Japanese to examine the Pacific War from both Japanese and Australian perspectives.  In Japan, the … Continue reading

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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

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Pacific Islands Forum Wrap (from Pacific Buzz, 5 Sept)

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

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Our sea of islands to pose serious policy challenges

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.

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Paper presented by Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Defence on the 2013 Defence White Paper

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

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South Pacific (8 August – 9 September)

After 7 Tony Awards® and sell out seasons on Broadway and the West End, the Lincoln Center Theatre’s stunning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific is finally coming to Australia. For more information, visit the Sydney Opera House website.

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Welcome, Dr Matthew Tomlinson!

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

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