School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA)


SGDIA Lunchtime Seminar Series

Semester 2 – 2017


SGDIA lunchtime seminars are held on Thursdays (12.30-1.30pm) in the CDS Seminar Room, FBE Building, 1st Floor, Laucala Bay Campus. 

During 2017, SGDIA is also co-hosting ,with the Pacific Centre for the Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD), a special seminar series on ‘Pacific Climate Diplomacy’ .  Follow this page for further information.

For a list of the Seminars hosted in Semester 1 2017 please click here







Week 2 - July 20

Dr Transform Aqorau (SGDIA)

Reflections on Oceans politics in the Pacific


Week 3 - July 27


‘Pacific Climate Diplomacy’ series


Dr Wes Morgan



Pivotal players: Pacific islands and the end of the fossil fuel era


Week 4 - Aug 3



Prof. Robert Foster



‘People as Infrastructure’: Mobile phone use in Papua New Guinea

Week 5 - Aug 10



John Cox, Glenn Finau, Romitesh Kant, Jason Titifanue, Jope Tarai (SGDIA)





Disaster and divine judgement: contemporary Christian interpretation of climate change in Fiji



Week 6 - Aug 17



Dr Milla Vaha


Small Island States and the Right to Continuous Recognition



Week 7 - Aug 22

'Pacific Climate Diplomacy'





Dr Linda Siegele

COP23: Climate change priorities in the 


MSB - Aug 31

Scott Robertson

Defining citizenship and the political community in decolonising New Caledonia

Week 8

'Pacific Climate Diplomacy'





Noelene Nabulivou


Week 9

Hassan Khan 

Presentation on ‘older persons’ in Fiji

Week 10

Dr Heather Horst

Social media use in Fiji




Week 11

Dr Margarethe Wewerinke 


The intersection of climate change and human rights



Week 12



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