19th March 2020, Sussex, UK - Benny Wenda, West Papua and 21st Century Colonialism
Decolonise Sussex and Climate Action Movement are hosting this event at the University of Sussex where Benny Wenda will be speaking about West Papua's ongoing struggle against Indonesia's 21st century colonialism and the neglected genocide of the West Papuan people, as well as the environmental destruction of their lands. More information can be found here.
11th April 2020 , Melbourne, Australia - PANEL: West Papua's Struggle for Freedom
This panel, as part of the Marxism2020 conference, will see Veronica Koman, Ronny Kareni and Jefry Yikwa discuss West Papua's struggle for freedom. More information on the panel and how to join can be found here.
14th-17th April 2020, Melbourne, Australia - The Australian Association for Pacific Studies: Decolonisation and the Trans-Pacific
This conference aims to embody and respond to Tracey Banivanu-Mar's insights into decolonisation and trans-Indigenous connections. A number of panels may be of interest to members of IAWP although a final schedule has not yet been released. See here for further information.
22nd-24th June, London, UK - Human Rights and Foreign Policy: 7th Joint Human Rights Conference
This conference sees the role of human rights within foreign policy investigated due to a recent geopolitical rebalancing of power, challenges to human rights from a number of quarters, and waning international support for human rights. IAWP co-secretary, John McDonnell, will present a paper on "Foreign Policy and West Papua: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Melanesian Spearhead Group, and the Pacific Islands Forum". For a full list of presentations please see the preliminary schedule and for more information and to attend please see here.