Past events

Photo - Private Security in Papua New Guinea: A Networked Approach, ACMC
02
Dec
2021

From Silos to Networks? The potential of PNG’s private sector industry to enhance public security

Sinclair Dinnen and Grant Walton

In response to concerns about the country’s internal security challenges and in line with global trends, Papua New Guinea’s private security industry has grown substantially over the past few...

Ursula Rakova, Fremden Yanhambath, Frances Namoumou and Elise Howard
01
Dec
2021

State of the Pacific 2021– Domestic politics of climate change

Ursula Rakova, Fremden Yanhambath, Frances Namoumou and Elise Howard

Pacific activists across a broad range of sectors have worked hard to capture the attention of a global audience on the risks and challenges that climate change presents to the Pacific Islands...

30
Nov
2021

Absolute monarchy and the legal state in Thailand

Thongchai Winichakul

The modern legal system in Thailand was established in the early twentieth century not as much to save the country from colonialism as to secure the absolutist power of Bangkok’s rulers. It was...

25
Nov
2021

Partners in deterrence: US nuclear weapons and alliances in Europe and Asia

Various

Since the dawn of the atomic age, nuclear weapons have been central to the internal dynamics of US alliances in Europe and Asia. But nuclear weapons cooperation in US alliances has varied...

18
Nov
2021

Guardians of the Nation? The Indonesian military’s collective memory of defeat in East Timor

Natalie Sambhi

For the Indonesian military, the independence of East Timor in 1999 represented the end of twenty-three years of seemingly futile efforts to integrate the province into the Republic of Indonesia...

DPA PhD Candidate Jayden Evett
18
Nov
2021

Aotearoa in flux: Exploring the impact of national identity decolonisation on New Zealand–Pacific relations

Jayden Evett

Aotearoa New Zealand has experienced significant yet subtle change since the 1970s. Much of this change emerged from the Māori renaissance, the renewed cultural activism that challenged the...

16
Nov
2021

From Promise to Practice? The Blue Economy and Sustainable Ocean Development in the Pacific

Philippa Louey

The blue economy has burst onto the global stage as the latest trend in ocean governance and management. Promoted as an agenda of sustainable ocean development, the blue economy promises to drive...

09
Nov
2021

Backlash against Rohingya refugees in Malaysia during COVID-19

Dr Ruji Auethavornpipat

Norm scholarship in International Relations (IR) tends to investigate the contestation of actors operating at the peak of governance. It therefore overlooks the perspective of ordinary citizens...

03
Nov
2021

Coercing Mobility: Territory and Displacement in the Politics of Southeast Asian Muslim Movements

Various

The experience of displacement has shaped the politics of many Muslim movements across Southeast Asia.

This panel previews a special issue of Itinerario on coerced mobility, and the...

26
Oct
2021

The coalitions presidents make: Presidential power and its limits in democratic Indonesia

Marcus Mietzner

Political scientists have conventionally suggested that presidential systems operating in multi-party regimes face problems of stability and effectiveness.

In recent years, however, a new...

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