Conference Schedule 19-20 April

TIMOR-LESTE: development issues and international relations

Tuesday 19 April

15:00 Welcome and Introduction 

Prof Susanne Schech, Ms Verity Kingsmill & Dr Maryanne Kelton

15:15-16:45 Panel 1: Timor-Leste: building the nation-state

Nation-Building beyond Independence
Prof Michael Leach, Swinburne University

History, gender and nation-building
Dr Lia Kent, ANU Canberra via Skype

16:45-17:00 tea/coffee break

17:00-18:30 Panel 2: Economic development – strategies and challenges

Oil and Timor Gap politics
Dr Michael Sullivan, Flinders University

Consequences of Timor-Leste’s Dependency on Oil and Gas
Mr Charles Scheiner, Timor-Leste Institute for Development Monitoring and Analysis (La’o Hamutuk)(skype)

Working Women in Timor-Leste
Elisabeth de Araujo & Ricar Pascoela (Working Women’s Centre Timor Leste) & Sandra Dann (WWCSA)

Wednesday  20 April

15:00 Welcome and Review of Day 1

15:15-16:45 Panel 3: Timor-Leste’s international relations

Toward development partnership: changing paradigm of aid in Timor-Leste
Guteriano Neves, ANU (recorded)

Timor-Leste’s geopolitics and foreign policy options
Mr David Willis, Flinders University

Maritime boundaries and conflicts
Dr Emily Bienvenue

16:45-17:00 tea/coffee break

17:00-18:30 Panel 4: People, development and citizenship

Population, development and the demographic dividend in Timor-Leste
Dr Udoy Saikia, Flinders University

Young citizens’ participation in development
Dr Ann Wigglesworth, Monash University

Timor-Leste’s truth & reconciliation
Patrick Walsh, Human Rights advocate  & discussant Prof Oscar Hemer (Malmö University) (Skype)

Time Conversion Table

Adelaide, Australia

Dili, Timor-Leste

Melbourne, Australia

Malmö, Sweden


Tue 3:00 PM

Tue 2:30 PM

Tue 3:30 PM

Tue 7:30 AM

Session 1
(90 mins)

Tue 3:15 PM

Tue 2:45 PM

Tue 3:45 PM

Tue 7:45 AM

15 Break

Tue 4:45 PM

Tue 4:15 PM

Tue 5:15 PM

Tue 9:15 AM

Session 2
(90 mins)

Tue 5:00 PM

Tue 4:30 PM

Tue 5:30 PM

Tue 9:30 AM


Tue 6:30 PM

Tue 6:00 PM

Tue 7:00 PM

Tue 11:00 AM

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