Month: September 2015


“Academic Talks” with Professor Hugh White

Interview conducted by Catia Rizio and Mish Khan.    In Monsoon’s new series we will be sitting down with academics from College of Asia and […]

Sophie Hewitt with her fellow-choir members at rehearsals for the Parahyangan Classical Music Festival, Kota Baru Parahyangan, 2015.

How to answer the dreaded question: ‘What was the best part of exchange?’

SOPHIE HEWITT, a second-year Laws/Asia-Pacific student at ANU, reminisces about her semester in Indonesia and her experiences with the world-renowned UNPAR University Choir. Every returning exchange […]

A woman holds up her stained finger after voting in 2012 in Timor-Leste's presidential run-off poll. Photo credit: Bernardino Soares, UN Photo

Pacific Women In Parliament: A ‘Pleasant Surprise’

MATILDA GILLIS outlines the ‘transformative’ potential for culture to facilitate and promote female participation in Pacific politics. ‘Her election was seen as a ‘pleasant surprise […]

"I cut off a finger whenever a close relative or friend passes away."

Humans of West Papua

EMMA ROBERTS documents an eye-opening week in the Baliem Valley of Papua, Indonesia. What she encountered was a place where Melanesian culture is strong but the […]