[TimorLesteStudies] Timor Leste conference at CDU - Feb 2008

jennifer.drysdale at anu.edu.au jennifer.drysdale at anu.edu.au
Thu Dec 6 07:55:54 EST 2007

> From: "Steven Farram" <Steven.Farram at cdu.edu.au>
> Subject: Timor conference
> Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 16:06:50 +0930
> -----
> Dear Jennifer,
> Can you please forward the link to the conference on Timor Leste to be
> held in Darwin next February to the Timor Studies mailing list?
> http://www.cdu.edu.au/timorlesteconference/

Charles Darwin University, in conjunction with The Australian National 
University and the Timor Institute of Development Studies, will host an 
international conference entitled Democratic Governance in Timor Leste: 
Reconciling the Local and the National on 7 and 8 February, 2008.

This conference follows the successful one-day symposium of November 2006 and 
the subsequent book, The Crisis in Timor-Leste: Understanding the Past, 
Imagining the Future.

The 2008 conference will focus on how the process of ‘nation building’ might 
be envisaged given the international, national and local expectations that 
press upon the Timor Leste Government and parliament. The aim is to ask 
speakers to examine critically the emerging relations between the various 
levels of social, institutional and organisational practice that confront the 
politicians and ‘civil society’ during this critical phase of the country’s 
development. What space currently exists for the genuine expression and 
achievement of the citizens’ aspirations? How might the situation be improved?

The conference will be divided into four, half-day panels each led by a 
keynote speaker who will address specific aspects of the dynamic relations 
between central state and local governance systems in a new nation.
> Many thanks
> Steve
> Dr Steven Farram
> Research Associate
> School of Creative Arts and Humanities
> Faculty of Law, Business and Arts
> Charles Darwin University
> Darwin, Northern Territory
> Australia
> Telephone: (08) 8946 6865
> Facsimile: (08) 8946 6540
> Email: steven.farram at cdu.edu.au

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