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Tag Archives: Timor-Leste
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
EuropeAid has issued a call for proposals for ‘Supporting culture as a vector of democracy and economic growth’ under the EU thematic programme Investing in People. Deadline for submission of concept notes is 18 December 2012. The call includes two … 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.