Pacific Symposium

The École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Canberra (EHESS @ ANU) and the Australian National University (CAP and ANUCES) will be hosting a two-day symposium on 16-17 October 2012. The symposium will be held at the Centre for European Studies, ANU, Canberra. The symposium will provide an opportunity for a dialogue between Francophone and Anglophone research in the Pacific. On the first day, the EHESS @ ANU is hosting a presentation called “France in the Pacific: an update”, discussing the current political, judicial, and economic situation, in the three French collectivities of the South Pacific (New Caledonia, Wallis & Futuna, and French Polynesia). Later in the day the Centre for European Studies and the EHESS @ ANU are co-hosting a presentation on “Europe in the Pacific” focusing on expectations for relations with Europe from a Pacific perspective and the Pacific Island-European relationships from a European perspective.

On the second day, the ANU College of Asia Pacific/ State Society & Governance in Melanesia in partnership with the ANU Centre for European Studies, the Centre for Democratic Institutions and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Canberra (EHESS @ ANU) are organising an International Colloquium “Changing Oceania” which brings together Francophone and Anglophone  specialists from Australia and the Pacific. This symposium will consist of four 90-minute sessions on Politics, Development and Society in Oceania.

Please see the Pacific Symposium Program for more information.

Some of the PowerPoint presentations are now available as a PDF files (as a courtesy to the presenter, please contact him/her for permission to refer to the PowerPoint notes for the purpose of further research).

To view the flyer for this event please see: Pacific Symposium.

Date & time

Tue 16 Oct 2012, 12am – Wed 17 Oct 2012, 12am


ANU Centre for European Studies, 1 Liversidge Street Canberra


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