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Timor-Leste Studies Association was established in June 2005 (following
the "Cooperating with Timor-Leste" Conference at Victoria University)
to connect researchers with information, other researchers and research
If you have a thirst to know
about Timor-Leste this website can link you to people and websites
which may be useful if you are planning your first or your 50th field
trip to Timor.
The Timor-Leste Studies
Association is now affiliated with the
Asian Studies Association
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*** Upcoming events 15-16th February in Melbourne ***
Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea: Perspectives in International Law
Where: Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD, Auditorium 1-3
When: Monday 15 February 2016, 10am to 5pm
A one-day public seminar
will examine the ongoing dispute over maritime boundaries between
Australia and Timor-Leste. Panelists will include invited experts in
international law, and representatives of the governments of Australia
and Timor-Leste. Topics will include the historical context of the
dispute, comparative boundary determinations, perspectives in
international law, and updates on the current court cases. Bringing
together academic and legal experts and this seminar will provide
balanced and objective academic commentary on this significant and
Confirmed Speakers include:
- Professor Don Rothwell, Professor of International Law, Head of School ANU College of Law
- Professor Don K. Anton, Professor of International Law, Griffith University Law School
- Dr I Made Andi Arsana, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia.
CLICK HERE for the full program of speaker details and session times will available shortly. Please visit www.tlstudies.org for further updates.
Registration: Attendance is free but places are limited, so please pre-register for this event by double clicking here.
Crocodiles in the Timor Sea: development and socio-economic implications of the maritime resources dispute
Date: Tuesday 16 February
Venue: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne
Attendance is free
forum will explore the development and socio-economic implications of
the maritime resources dispute in the Timor Sea. The negotiations that
have occurred between Australia, Timor-Leste and Indonesia over the
petroleum reserves in the Timor Sea have ongoing impacts on relations
between these three close neighbours particularly development of the
new nation of Timor-Leste.
financial implications of current international negotiations and legal
disputes are huge. Independent Timorese NGO watchdog Lao Hamutuk,
estimates that the total amount of oil revenue received by the
Australian government between 1999 and 2014 which they believe should
belong to Timor-Leste is just under five billion U.S. dollars (USD$5
000 000 000). The national development implications and the
socio-economic impact on the Timorese will be discussed by three
speakers with long-term experience in Timor Leste.
- Dr Kirsty Sword Gusmao AO:
- Professor Brett Inder: Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University
- Dr Sara Niner, School of Social Sciences, Monash University
This public seminar is hosted by the Monash University Anthropology Program in the School of Social Sciences.
Registration: Attendance is free but places are limited, so please pre-register for this event by using this Google Form link.
For enquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*** AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW ***
Compreender TIMOR LESTE
Edited by Hannah Loney, Antero B. da Silva, Nuno Canas Mendes, Alarico da Costa Ximenes and Clinton Fernandes, Hawthorn: Swinburne Press, 2014. Vol. I & II
The papers included in this volume were presented at the
Timor-Leste Studies Association’s Understanding Timor Leste 2013
Conference, held at UNTL Liceu Campus, Dili, Timor-Leste, 15 - 16 July
2013. Papers in the
collection are divided into two volumes. Volume I contains papers
presented in Tetum-Dili and
Portuguese, Volume II contains English and Bahasa Indonesia papers.
The online edition also includes a new
section of online refereed articles not included in the hard-copy original volumes.
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PDF correctly. You can download and install this software for free by
Click here to view the table of contents of VOL I & II
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