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Conflict Resolution Methods in the Pacific: A Hawaiian and Samoan Case Study

The practice of conflict resolution (“CR”) has long existed in the Oceania archipelago. Despite this, western society has questioned the legitimacy and relevance of these CR methods. Compounding this dilemma are tensions between communal and individual rights that exist within Pacific societies. In this presentation, Dr Michael Ligaliga examines CR methods in Hawaii and Samoa and discusses how these indigenous CR practices function within indigenous law and western law.

Vaivaimalemalo Dr Michael Fusi Ligaliga received his Ph.D. from the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, the University of Otago on August 2018. His thesis entitled Faa Samoa: Peacebuilder or Peacebreaker? Understanding Samoa's Domestic Violence Problem: A Peace and Conflict Perspective, was one of the Exceptional Doctoral Theses for the Humanities Department at the University of Otago.

Date Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Time 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Audience Public
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Open Seminar
DepartmentNational Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies
LocationLevel 4, Otago House, 385 Queen St, Auckland
Contact NameDr Heather Devere
Contact Phone+64 3 479 4546

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