Monday, August 21, 2017

BEYOND THE PACIFIC: WEST PAPUA ON THE WORLD STAGE


CONFERENCE -BEYOND THE PACIFIC: WEST PAPUA ON THE WORLD STAGE



PLEASE RSVP if attending
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Preliminary Announcement
Invitation to a one day Conference

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BEYOND THE PACIFIC: WEST PAPUA ON THE WORLD STAGE

1 September, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
This conference is organized by the West Papua Project, Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney and the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University.
Over the last two years the West Papuan movement for self-determination has made huge strides in gaining support from the Pacific island nations. This has led to the issue being raised in many regional forums, such as the Melanesian Spearhead group, the Pacific Islands Forum and at the United Nations. The Indonesian government has worked hard to address these developments both through international diplomacy and accelerated development inside West Papua. Currently the issue is being presented to the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in Europe. This conference will examine these developments, their consequences and how the struggle is likely to evolve.
Enquiries:
Conference Facilitator, Ronny Kareni  ronnykareni@gmail.com
WPP Coodinator, Dr. Cammi Webb-Gannon c.webb-gannon@westernsydney.edu.au
WPP Convener, Dr. Jim Elmslie jelmslie@ozemail.com.au


(Note. Its possible that a number of West Papuans may need accommodation for conference. If anybody can put people up  and live reasonable close to Sydney Uni let us know).


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Also 

Announcing the Australian launch of     
International Academics for West Papua

at the conference

Beyond the Pacific: West Papua on the World Stage

To be held at:

Lecture Room 448,
Teachers College, Manning Road,
Camperdown Campus,
University of Sydney
September 1, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

International Academics for West Papua is a network that was started in 2016 by a group of academics concerned about the ongoing human rights abuses in West Papua. We welcome academics from all countries and all disciplines. Our main statement of belief is contained within our first major open letter to the Indonesian government and governments of the world, still open to signatures.  To view the letter and for further information see:


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