2018 Timor-Leste Update: At The Crossroads?

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 — Timor-Leste’s political impasse following the appointment of a minority government last year saw fresh elections held on 12 May, less than 10 months after the last parliamentary elections. With a new government being formed this week and the settlement of the maritime boundaries dispute with Australia last March, what does the future hold for Timor-Leste?

The 2018 Timor-Leste Update will focus on future directions for Timor-Leste across the political, economic and societal domains.

Speakers include:

  • H.E. Ambassador Abel Guterres, Timor-Leste’s Ambassador to Australia, New Zealand and the Republic of Fiji.
  • Hergui Luina Fernandes Alves, President of the Timor-Leste Business Woman Association (AEMTL).
  • Professor Don Rothwell, Professor of International Law, ANU College of Law.
  • Alan Wall, Senior Elections Advisor for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) in Timor-Leste in 2017 and 2018.
  • Guteriano Neves, independent policy analyst and ANU alumnus.
  • Mariano Ferreira, Researcher, Timor-Leste Institute for Development Monitoring and Analysis – La’o Hamutuk.

Media are invited to attend.   



WHAT:            2018 Timor-Leste Update: At the crossroads?

WHEN:            Thursday, 21 June 2018 to Friday, 22 June 2018

WHERE:         Lecture Theatre 1, Hedley Bull Centre (130), 
                      corner of Garran Rd and Liversidge St, ANU

The program is available here: http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/cap-events/2018-06-21/2018-timor-leste-update-crossroads

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