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MONDAY 13th SEPTEMBER

TIME

EVENT

SPEAKER/CONVENER

VENUE

9am-5pm

Registration

OIS-OCCCC Secretariat

Mokokilagi Bure

11am

Media Brief and Press Conference

Mohit Prasad/ All invited speakers and other presenters

Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture
and Pacific Studies (OCACPS)

7pm

Conference Welcome Cocktails and Opening of OIS-OCCCC Art Exhibition
Welcome Address – Dean FAL Dr Akanisi Kedrayate
Art Exhibition Overview – Professor Vilsoni Hereniko
Opening of Art Exhibition - High Commissioner for Papua New Guinea to Fiji -
His Excellency Peter Eafeare

TUESDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER

TIME

EVENT

SPEAKER/CONVENER

VENUE

8.30am-9.00am

Traditional Fijian Welcome Ceremonies
Conference Dedication: Rev Dr Bruce Yeates (Associate Dean L&T FAL)

AUSAID THEATRE 1
MC: Rev Dr Bruce Yeates
(USP-FAL/AD LTQ)

9.00am-9.30am

Conference Opening Address: VC Professor Rajesh Chandra

9.30am-10.30am

Keynote Address:
Dr Cathie Koa Dunsford

Kaitiakitanga: Protecting Our Oceans,Islands and
Skies: Inspiring a Climate Change of Consciousness.

10.30am-10.45am

MORNING TEA

 

SPEAKER/PANEL/GROUP

PAPER/TITLE

VENUE

10.45am-11.15am

Presentation I: Dr Judith Mitoma

Water is Rising

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Frances Koyavakauta
(USP-OCACPS)

11.30am-12.00pm

Paper Session I: Professor Vilsoni Hereniko

The Human Face of Climate Change:
Notes from Rotuma and Tuvalu

12.15pm-12.45pm

Paper Session II: Dr Manoranjan Mohanty

Human Dimensions, Creativity, and
Environmental (Climate) Change: Implications to Pacific

1.00pm-2.00pm

LUNCH

2.15pm-2.45pm

Paper Session IV: Dan Taulapapa McMullin

Lologa, The Sea Flood: Meaning in Oceania
Arts in the Age of Global Warming

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Allan Alo (USP-OCACPS)

3.00pm-4.30pm

Performance, Book Launch and Book Signing

Pele’s Tsunami. Dr. Cathie Koa Dunsford,
Dr. Karin Meissenburg, Global Dialogues Press. 2010

AUSAID Performance Space
MC: Anurag Subramani (USP-SLAM)

7.00pm

Evening with a Writer: Public Event - Featuring Pio Manoa

Convener: Dr Som Prakash
(USP-SLAM)

MC: Anurag Subramani
(USP-SLAM)

WEDNESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER

TIME

SPEAKER/PANEL/GROUP

PAPER/TITLE

VENUE

9.00am-10.00am

Plenary Address I: Dr Susan Hawthorne

Ecology in Poetry / Poetry in Ecology

AUSAID THEATRE 1
Professor Sudesh Mishra (FNU)

10.00am-10.15am

MORNING TEA

10.30am-11.15am

Panel - Literature Convener Dr Som Prakash

Panelists: Dr Som Prakash (Chair)
Seona Smiles (Comm. Consultant- FNU)
Dr Tony Weir (USP-PACE/SD)
Professor Biman C Prasad (Dean FBE-USP)

AUSAID THEATRE 1
Professor Sudesh Mishra (FNU)

11.30am-12.00pm

Paper V: Dr Briar Woods

Science in the Poetry of Oceania

AUSAID THEATRE 1
Professor Sudesh Mishra (FNU)

12.15pm-12.45pm

Paper VI: Dr Elizabeth DeLoughrey

Literatures of the Environment in Oceania:
Climate Change as Nuclear Fallout

1.00pm-2.00pm

LUNCH

2.15pm-2.45pm

Paper VII: Dr. Sina Vaai

The Writer in Oceania: Pacific Ways of Seeing
the Environment

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Professor Gurmeet Singh
FBE USP Assoc Dean RGA

3.00pm-3.45pm

Panel: Creating a Bridge Between Intellectual
Property Rights and Traditional Knowledge –
Convener Kathy Moore

Kathy Moore (USP-Chair), Douveri Henao
(PIFS), Teweiariki Teaero (USP)

4.00pm-4.45pm

Community Presentation

Hindi Studies: Dr Indu Chandra and Shalesh Kumar

AUSAID Performance Space
MC: Shalesh Kumar (USP-SLAM)

7.00pm

Evening Function

Artists and Performers Evening: Coordinators –
Allan Alo and Calvin Rore

OCACPS
MC: Allan Alo and Calvin Rore

THURSDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER

TIME

SPEAKER/PANEL/GROUP

PAPER/TITLE

VENUE

9.00am-10.00am

Plenary Speaker II: Associate Professor David Robie

Iconic Environmental Images of Oceania:
Challenging Corporate Media for Solutions

AUSAID THEATRE 1
Associate Professor Jito Vanualailai
(Assoc Dean RGA FSTE)

10.00am-10.15am

MORNING TEA

10.30am-11.15am

Panel – Media : Convener - Shailendra Singh

Panel – Media : Convener - Shailendra Singh
Morris (Mylife) Alumeci Nakeke (Seaweb)
Dawn Gibson (USP Student)

AUSAID THEATRE 1
Associate Professor Jito Vanualailai
(Assoc Dean RGA FSTE)

11.20am-11.50am

Paper VIII: Keron Niles

Resilience amidst Rising Tides: Climate Change,
Trade and the Competitiveness of the Tourism
Sector in Small Island Developing States

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Associate Professor
Paul Geraghty
(USP-SLAM)

11.50am-12.20pm

Paper IX: Jeremy Dorovolomo

Children’s Writing and Drawings: Making sense
of Natural Disasters

12.20pm-12.50pm

Paper X: Shaiza Janif

Narratives of a Lost Land

1.00pm-2.00pm

LUNCH

2.00pm-2.30pm

Paper XI: Nilesh Bilimoria

Sustainable Development Is An Ethical and
Moral Ideal But Does It Have in Essence
Practical Legal Effect?

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Ashwin Raj
(USP-SLAM)

2.30pm-3.15pm

Panel – EAP: Dr Rajni Chand

Teaching Across Curriculum: Focus on Climate
Change - Dr Rajni Chand, Rajend Prasad,
Premila Devi and Renuka Prasad

3.30pm- 4.30pm

Paper XII: Theatre Presentation - Dr Ian Gaskell

1-2-3 Jump! The Global Warming Play

AUSAID Performance Space
MC: Shailesh Lal (FNU)

5.00pm-6.00pm

Book Launch - Dr Cathie Koa Dunsford and Dr Karrin
Meissenburg - Tatau Oceania Imprint and
Global Dialogues Press

Songs of the Jahajin – Poems
Mohit Prasad

AUSAID Performance Space
MC: Seona Smiles

7.00pm

Evening Function

Writers Evening:
Coordinator Anurag Subramani

AUSAID Performance Space
MC: A Subramani

FRIDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER

TIME

SPEAKER/PANEL/GROUP

PAPER/TITLE

VENUE

9.00am-10.00am

Closing Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Karin Meissenburg

Working Cross-Culturally With Literary and
Environmental Activists

AUSAID THEATRE 1
Shailendra Singh
Act HOS SLAM USP

10.00am-10.15am

MORNING TEA

10.30am-11.00am

Paper Session XIII: Dr Otto Heim

Breathing Space: Ecology and Sovereignty
in Pacific Island Poetry

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Nash Sorariba (USP-SLAM)

11.00pm-11.45pm

Paper XIV: Felicity Heffernan
Craig Marlow
Catherine Morgan

One Sheep and a Tree: Climate Change in
Fiji - a Child Centered View on Climate
Change Project (Within an International context)

12.00pm-1.00pm

Film Screening

“There Once was an Island: Te Henua e
Nnoho” by Permission of Director/Producer
Briar March and Producer Lyn Collie

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MC: Anurag Subramani

1.00pm-2.00pm

LUNCH

2.30pm-4.00pm

Community Presentation

Fijian Studies: Associate Professor Paul
Geraghty and Mereisi Kamoe

AUSAID Performance Space

4.00pm-5.00pm

Conference Concluding Statements: Dr Mohit Prasad

7.00pm

Evening Function

Conference Dinner


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