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Panel Discussion The Rise of Illiberal Democracy: Implications for Social Movements Keynote by Prof. Gita Sen; Panel Respondents: Prof. Vijay Naidu (SGDIA); Maureen Penjueli (PANG); Maria Graciela Cuervo (DAWN).The Panel was introduced by Dr. Andreea R. Torre (SGDIA) and moderated by Assoc. Prof. Paul Carnegie (SGDIA); Co-organizers of the Event: DAWN, PANG, SGDIA - 28 Feb. 2017  



Pacific Climate Diplomacy Seminar Series has been launched on Feb. 23rd 2017. The first seminar was titled "Friend or Foe? Australian climate policy post-Paris and implications for the Pacific" and was given by Dr. s. Bradshaw from Oxfam Australia.


Oceans Governance: Shaping our Future’ Workshop 1-2 December 2016. The workshop was organised by SGDIA in partnership with the State, Society & Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM). For more information and resources from the workshop, please visit the workshop page at SSGM 



TEDX Suva talk by SGDIA's MA candidate and teaching assistant Jope Tarai : "Re-thinking the Fijian man" - 31st May 2016


Book launch "The New Pacific Diplomacy", Fry, G. & Tarte, S. (Eds) - 25 May 2016  Press Release on Fiji Times

Special Issue launch "No Ordinary Election: The Fiji General Election 2014"- 16 Oct.2015



Lunchtime panel: "Unfinished Business: Protecting the Pacific Ocean from a Legacy of Nuclear Bombing".

The Panel was organised in the lead up to the 2017 UN Oceans Conference in New York. Panelists: Prof. Naidu and Dr Slatter, SGDIA, USP - 25 May 2017   


Public Lecture: "Local Leadership for Global Goals. The Power of People Led Development". In conversation with Winnie Byanyima, Exec. Director OXFAM International. Thursday 15 June 2017 

SGDIA’s Postgraduate Certificate in Diplomacy and International Affairs - during the 2017 mid-year break Dr Wesley Morgan and former Australian diplomat and communications consultant Peter Rodgers travelled to Honiara to deliver a flexi-school course (PL409: Diplomacy, Negotiation and Statecraft) for senior public servants in the Solomon Islands Government. The course is a component of SGDIA’s Postgraduate Certificate in Diplomacy and International Affairs.

Public Seminar: "Pacific Grim? Human rights violations across the region and opportunities for change" . Presenter Kate Scheutze, Amnesty International. Thursday 10 August 2017.

Japan Invitational Visit Our Head of School, Associate Professor Sandra Tarte, visited Japan from 31 July to 5 August 2017 as a guest of the Government of Japan.  

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