New book on natural disasters available in Australia & NZ (0)

Published on Wed, 19/10/11 | News
New book on natural disasters available in Australia & NZ

Australians and New Zealanders can now learn more about how people from around the world cope with natural disasters and reflect on their recent experience of fires, floods, earthquakes and drought, by reading a new book “Community Resilience in Natural Disasters”. (Click here to download Australia/NZ order form). Community Resilience in Natural Disasters uncovers the … Read more


New research on communities facing natural disaster presented in Washington DC (0)

Published on Sat, 6/08/11 | Books, News, Research
New research on communities facing natural disaster presented in Washington DC

Presenting new research in Washington DC, Dr Diane Bretherton and Anouk Ride say evidence indicates when facing a natural disaster most people are cooperative, altruistic and resilient. “If you face a natural disaster, you will most likely turn to your neighbors and your community for help, advice and to help others you see as suffering … Read more


PNA Tuna to have a media boost (Comments Off)

Published on Sun, 1/05/11 | News
PNA Tuna to have a media boost

Anouk Ride signed a consultancy contract for media liasion for the PNA, an innovative group of Pacific Islands that sustainably manage and develop the world’s largest purse seine tuna fishery. The contract will commence in May 2011. For details on the PNA see www.pnatuna.com More details about upcoming PNA events and stories will be available … Read more


University of Southern Queensland Symposium – Natural disasters, trauma and sentimentality (2)

Published on Tue, 22/02/11 | News, Research
University of Southern Queensland Symposium – Natural disasters, trauma and sentimentality

A paper was presented by Anouk Ride on behalf of the research team including Dr Diane Bretherton and Dr Asha Bedar on the effects of sentimentality on natural disasters (particularly in the case of the Pakistan earthquake) to the Trauma and Sentimentality Symposium recently held by the Public Memory Research Centre of the University of … Read more


Events in Egypt recall Indonesia (0)

Published on Fri, 11/02/11 | News
Events in Egypt recall Indonesia

Recent events in Egypt and other parts of the Arab World recall Indonesia’s transition to democracy, spearheaded by student demonstrations and as described in New Internationalist’s edition entitled Indonesia edited by Anouk Ride. Read the full report here: Power of Protest


Indigenous pilgrims visit grave of Conaci from The Grand Experiment (0)

Published on Thu, 20/01/11 | News
Indigenous pilgrims visit grave of Conaci from The Grand Experiment

Readers of The Grand Experiment will be pleased that one of the boys whose story is featured in the book was honoured by a pilgrimage and ceremony at the site of his unmarked grave. Read details here: http://www.marymackillop.org.au/canonisation/view_newsarticle.cfm?loadref=41&id=432 After publication of the book in 2007, the story generated a lot of interest in Australia, and … Read more


Community role important as Bougainville mining considered (0)

Published on Sat, 8/01/11 | News
Community role important as Bougainville mining considered

As Bougainville considers opening mining again, community leaders have been vocal in calling for continued involvement in the peace process. As described in a report by Anouk Ride in New Internationalist shortly after the ceasefire, community members must ‘own the peace’ including having a significant role in decision making about the key issues that inflamed … Read more


International Congress of Applied Psychology – Collective Memories of Natural Disasters (0)

Published on Fri, 16/07/10 | News, Research
International Congress of Applied Psychology – Collective Memories of Natural Disasters

A paper was presented by Dr Diane Bretherton on behalf of the research team including Anouk Ride and Dr Asha Bedar on collective memories and natural disasters (particularly in the case of the Pakistan earthquake) to the International Congress of Applied Psychology recently held by the Australian Psychological Society in Melbourne, Australia. This Congress included … Read more


Solomon Islands Country Profile (1)

Published on Mon, 1/03/10 | News
Solomon Islands Country Profile

NEW INTERNATIONALIST ISSUE 430 It is not hard to imagine these Pacific islands as they were in the 1500s when a Spanish explorer came, found gold, and gave the Solomon Islands their name. The islands are still dotted with homes made from wood and sago palm and some 80 per cent of the population still … Read more