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April, 01, 2008 16:05 Age: 9 yrs

Public Lecture

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Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna Memorial Lecture

Date: Thursday 25th May 2006 Venue: Australia Pacific Lecture Theatre (formerly known as AusAid Lecture Theatre) (092-001) Time: 7.00pm

Organized by the School of Social Sciences (SSS), Faculty of Arts & Law (FAL), University of the South Pacific (USP) and the Ministry of the Fijian Affairs (MFA).

Speaker: Ropate R. Qalo Senior Lecturer, SSS, FAL, USP

Topic: Ratu Sukuna: Then, Now and Beyond

The speaker argues that Ratu Sukuna’s work included and engaged the ethnic Fijian concepts and theory of social capital that is now gripping the world in or global efforts on community engagement and connectedness through the United Nations, World Bank, governments, and NGOs well before its present popularity. In addition the speaker adds to the numerous voices calling for a greater investment on social capital in our global and global institutions, in the words of Ratu Sukuna “to inspire the weak”.

For further information, contact: Ms. Madhu Prasad (Phone: 323 2136 or email: prasad_ma@usp.ac.fj


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