Past events

30
May
2017

The Spectre of the ‘Ethnic Outbidder’: Rebels, Fanatics and Demagogues in Malaysia, Fiji and Northern Ireland

Jon Fraenkel (Victoria University of Wellington)

This paper revisits the arguments in Rabushka and Shepsle’s influential 1972 book, The Politics of Plural Societies, concerning the role of ethnic ‘entrepreneurs’ or ‘outbidders’ in deeply divided...

26
May
2017

Socio-economic Development in Myanmar's Delta: Insights from Maubin Township, Ayeyarwady Region

Prof Khine Myint Cho,Head of Geography, Dawei University

After 1988, the Government of Myanmar led a transition from a centrally controlled to a more open–market economy. As a consequence, several development programs emerged in Maubin township, as in...

National memorial for the Gwangju uprising that many South Korean conservatives believe was inspired by communist North Korea.
18
May
2017

Gwangju Uprising of 18 May 1980 and the Struggle for Democracy in Korea

Rev. Dr. John Brown

Public lecture presented by the Department of Political and Social Change, and the ANU Korea Institute

On 18 May, 1980, students in Gwangju City in South Chollado took to the streets to...

 Ribuan umat Islam mengikuti aksi super damai 212 di Lapangan Monas, Jumat (2/12).
16
May
2017

Explaining the 2016 Islamist Mobilisation in Indonesia: Religious Intolerance, Militant Groups and the Politics of Accommodation

Marcus Mietzner and Burhanuddin Muhtadi

Abstract There has been an intense scholarly debate about what caused the unprecedented Islamist mass demonstrations in Indonesia in late 2016. Some scholars have argued that increasing...

PIE Night May 2017
15
May
2017

Postgraduate Information Evening

ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Whether you are an experienced professional looking for a career change, or just finished your degree and are thinking about further study, come along to this event to learn about postgraduate...

Picture Source: Today Online (http://www.todayonline.com/world/indonesian-president-sails-south-china-sea-islands-message-beijing)
02
May
2017

The Politics of Indonesia’s Foreign Policy under President Joko Widodo

Gatra Priyandita

Abstract The South China Sea disputes continue to be one of the most pertinent security issues in Southeast Asia. Historically, Indonesia has adopted a hedging strategy that combines maintaining...

Photo by James L. Stanfield, National Geographic
27
Apr
2017

Excavating the Future of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Yangon

Professor San Shwe

Understanding and preserving historical sites and artefacts are essential to the past, present and future of Myanmar and global scholarship. This presentation by Professor San Shwe, Head of...

18
Apr
2017

The Structure of Ethnic Inequality and Ethnic Voting

Paul Kenny

While some ethnic groups engage in a high level of ethnic voting, many others do not. We argue that where class and ethnic differences overlap, ethnic voting should be elevated. More specifically...

13
Apr
2017

Networking Peace: Mapping the Israeli Peace Movement

Jo Dixon

From before the declaration of the state of Israel there have been organisations and individuals within Israel arguing for solutions that emphasised justice and autonomy for both Jews and...

11
Apr
2017

Elite Young People in Myanmar’s Transformation: An ethnographic study of a new generation

Jacqueline Menager

From 2010 to 2016, Myanmar underwent rapid and significant economic, political and cultural change that rendered some prevailing mindsets out-dated and increasingly irrelevant. During this period...

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