2015

The Xi Ma meeting: Implications for regional security

President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic China and President Ma Ying-jeou of the Republic of China in Taiwan conducted a historic meeting in Singapore on November… Read More

Griffith-Hanban partnership on the Tourism Confucius Institute renewed

Griffith Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor and Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) Professor Sarah Todd recently visited Hanban Headquarters in Beijing and met with Mr Wang Yongli, Deputy… Read More

The theatre of authoritarian elections: why Myanmar is going to the polls

On Sunday, Myanmar will conduct general elections for its regional and state assemblies, and the lower and upper houses of the national parliament. This marks… Read More

Reflections of six weeks of fieldwork in Cambodia

Lucy West, a PhD candidate and 2015 recipient of the GAI Conference and Travel Grant for HDR students, recently returned from 6 weeks fieldwork in… Read More

China’s one child policy lifted

In China, couples have been limited to one child for more than thirty years due to the country’s legislation. Recently, China’s communist party lifted that… Read More

8th international Asia Pacific Writers and Translators’ conference

APWT – ‘A Profoundly Important Organization’ Asia Pacific Writers and Translators, a regional literary network started a decade ago at the Griffith Asia Institute, recently… Read More

Restless Continent: Wealth, Rivalry and Asia’s New Geopolitics public lecture

At a public lecture held at Griffith’s Queensland College of Art on 28 October, 2015, Professor Michael Wesley, Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia… Read More

3rd annual Global Risk Forum – One health summit

Reflections of the forum from Esther Achieng Onyango, PhD Candidate, School of Environment, Centre for Environment and Population Health.  Esther is working on research under the direction of … Read More

South Pacific Studies Group seminar on PNG and Australia

Sean Dorney, Former Pacific Correspondent, ABC/Australia Network discussed why he believes Australia needs to pay more attention to its former colony during his ‘PNG and… Read More

From ‘debt and deficit’ to ‘building prosperity’: What’s needed to shift the economic narrative

So, new Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants to have a “conversation” with the Australian people and “explain” policies in a way that respects… Read More


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