[TimorLesteStudies] ANU Public Lecture: Against the odds? Pathways to peace in East Timor, Aceh and West Papua

Bu Wilson bu.wilson at anu.edu.au
Mon May 17 08:49:58 EST 2010

Against  the odds? Pathways to peace in East Timor, Aceh and West Papua 		 		 			 				
States rarely disintegrate in the way that former Yugoslavia did  in the 1990s. Many thought Indonesia would disintegrate in the wake of a  large number of violent internal conflicts at the turn of the century.  East Timor was an exception that did break away to achieve independence.  Aceh followed the more historically common path of reintegration after a  peace process that made substantial concessions to separatists. West  Papua is another Indonesian exception in failing to achieve positive  peace after half a century of intermittent conflict. The dynamics of  these radically different outcomes are used in this lecture to show how  they can advance our understanding of unity and autonomy in the wider  context of the Peacebuilding Compared project. 

John Braithwaite  is an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and founder of the  Regulatory Institutions Network at ANU. He leads a project called  Peacebuilding Compared. With Valerie Braithwaite, Michael Cookson and  Leah Dunn, he published Anomie and Violence: Non-Truth and  Reconciliation in Indonesian Peacebuilding in April 2010 with ANU  E Press.  

Michael Cookson recently completed a PhD in history  at ANU with a dissertation on the cultural politics of Indonesian (West)  Papua.  For the past decade he has coordinated the Papuaweb project, a  web-based initiative to promote scholarship about West Papua (see  www.papuaweb.org).

 							| Speaker/Host:   | 							| Professor John Braithwaite and Dr Michael Cookson | 						
 					 					 					 					 						 							| Venue:  | 							| Weston Theatre, Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing | 						
 					 					 					 						 							| Date:  || Wednesday,  19 May 2010 |
| Time:   || 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | 						
 					 					 					 					 					 					 						 							| Enquiries:  | 							|  					ANU Events on 02 6125 4144 							 |

Bu V.E. Wilson
Regulatory Institutions Network  RegNet  | The Australian National University | Canberra ACT 0200 | AUSTRALIA | Mob: +61  0 407 087 086

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