November 2017

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01
Nov
2017

The Rohingya of Myanmar: Past, Present and Future

Muhammed Aksu, Bluestar Intercultural, ACT and Trevor Wilson, Visiting Fellow, Department of Politic
Since 25 August 2017 international media have been overwhelmed by dramatic, visually graphic footage of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar for their lives. This is not the first time a mass exodus of Rohingya into Bangladesh had occurred. Some Rohingya have lived in Myanmar for more than 200 years,...

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02
Nov
2017

Nationalism and Natural Resources in Indonesia: A study of business and politics in the mining, palm oil and hydrocarbon sectors

Eve Warburton
In Indonesia’s dynamic capitalist democracy, I argue, market-cycles matter less than they once did for explaining patterns of economic nationalism. Instead, interventions are contingent upon the preferences and capacity of business interests in each sector and, under specific conditions, the...

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07
Nov
2017

For Whose Benefit? Distributive politics, inequality and informal institutions in Myanmar's transition

Gerard McCarthy
Drawing on a growing literature focused on how informal institutions shape welfare regimes, the seminar will look back at the political economy of the 1990s and 2000s and then explore how these legacies continue to shape distributive politics in civilian-led Myanmar. Four key concepts developed in...

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14
Nov
2017

Women, War and Military Reproduction in Kachinland, Myanmar

Jenny Hedström, doctoral student, Monash University
In this talk, I will present some of the data collected for my PhD, focusing on experiences of militarization among young Kachin women since the commencement of conflict in 2011.

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20
Nov
2017

2017 Vietnam Update: The Politics of Life

Various international, national and ANU speakers
The 2017 Vietnam Update is dedicated to examining the politics of life in contemporary Vietnam

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