Month: September 2015

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“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 […]