28 November 2008

Australian National University Seminar: Dr Jean Berlie : East Timor's Society, Politics and Development

Dr Jean Berlie University of Hong Kong

12.30-1.30 pm, Wednesday 3 December Room 1.04 Coombs extension, ANU

Although East Timor has been independent since 2002, it continues to be heavily dependent on the United Nations, Australia, and donor countries. A new type of governance and planning may reduce the impoverishment of the people and the unemployment of the youth. Among other possible options, the implementation of new laws on education may help to develop the country. Mobilization of the majority who cultivate the land may restore the confidence, courage, and creativity of the Timorese.

Jean Berlie is a research scholar based at the Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong. He has published extensively on South Asia, North Asia and South East Asia.

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