http://info.iupui.edu/news/page/normal/3571.html Recent Career Highlights: # 2009 'Hiroshima Speaks' Live-link to Takashi Teramoto and the Hiroshima Peace Museum http://www.iupui.edu/~oia/news.html # 2009 'Voices at Risk, Visions of Hope' Speaker Series (in Partnership with the Scholars at Risk Network, NYU, and Human Rights Works) # 2009 IUPUI Coordinator for planning a Reconciliation Symposium, in Eldoret, Kenya # 2007: Speaker Series - IUPUI's Live-Link to the Middle East (Lebanon, Israel/Palestine, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia) & 2006: IUPUI Seminar Series - International Research Ethics (With IU Center on Bioethics) # Faciliating the signing of a strategic partnership between Indiana University (IUPUI) and Moi University -described by US Ambassador to Kenya as the most comprehensive partnership in existence between an American and an African university. (2006) # Initiation of a major poverty reduction/reforestation project in the Getik Valley, Armenia, involving over 200 refugee families (See Resume) # Plenary presentation at the Indigenous Peoples Global Conference, United Nations, New York, on the topic “Who is indigenous?” (2002) # Consultant, Mining Minerals and Sustainable Development project. I.I.E.D. Topic: Global overview of mining and sustainable indigenous futures (2002) # Consultant, National Geographic Society, Indigenous peoples of Oceania (2001) # Keynote speaker, Harvard University South American ‘Oil in Fragile Environments’ Dialogues, Miami and Cambridge (1999) # Keynote presentation, U.S.- Africa Energy Minister’s Conference, Tucson (1999) on the subject, “The Social Dimension of Mega-Development” Conference Organization: * IUPUI-Moi University Symposium on the Social Sciences and HIV/AIDS in East Africa. (2007) * Indigenous/Tribal Societies and Pluri-Ethnic States, Peabody Museum, Harvard University * Indigenous Women of the Americas Forum, Gutman Center, Harvard University * Hydroelectric Dams and their Social and Environmental Impact on Indigenous Peoples, Geological Hall, Harvard University * Justice before Reconciliation. A critique of Canada’s reconciliation agenda. Center for the Study of World Religions. Harvard University * Achieving Reconciliation in Guatemala, Tufts University * A Siberian-Mongolian Cultural and Ecological Exchange. Weatherhead Center, Harvard University * Endangered Cultures, Endangered Lives. Cultural Survival for Kurds and Tibetans at home and abroad. Kennedy School of Government. Harvard University. Bibliography: 2 books, 20 peer-reviewed research papers, 35 short essays, 14 editorials, 35 book reviews, 20 online publications and news reports, 21 presentations at international conferences (4 as plenary speaker, 7 as guest lecturer). Acted as academic reference for the journals Human Organization and Anthropology Today. Books 2000. Aboriginal Reconciliation and the Dreaming. Warramiri Yolngu and the Quest for Equality. Cultural Survival Series on Ethnicity and Change. Allyn and Bacon, Boston. 1994. The Whale and the Cross. Conversations with David Burrumarra. M.B.E. Northern Territory Historical Society, Darwin.
Selection of recent papers 2006. A Treaty with the Macassans? Burrumarra and the Dholtji ideal. TAJA 7(2) 2006. Why Umbulka killed its master. In 'A Communion of Subjects. Animals in religion, science and ethics.' P. Waldau and K. Patton (eds.) Columbia University Press 2006. The Totemic Embrace (2): A sacred lens, a vision of wholeness. Australian Folklore 21(See Publications link) 2005. The Totemic Embrace: Belonging and Otherness in the Australian Bush. Australian Folklore 20 (See Publications link) 2004. Personal Names and the Negotiation of Change: Reconsidering Arnhem Land’s Adjustment Movement. Anthropological Forum 2004. The Iron Furnace of Birrinydji. In A. Rumsey and J. Wiener (eds.) Mining and Indigenous Lifeworlds in Australia and Papua New Guinea, Sean Kingston Publishing, Oxon. 2003. Mining and Indigenous Peoples: Stakeholder Strategies and Tactics. IIED, London. 2003. Reconciling Personal and Impersonal Worlds. Aboriginal Struggles for Self- Determination. In Levi J. and Dean B. (eds.) At the Risk of Being Heard. University of Michigan Press. 2002. Defining Oneself and Being Defined as, Indigenous. Anthropology Today. 18.3 2001. Anthropologists and Aboriginal Reconciliation: The efficacy of symbolic reconciliatory gestures. Practicing Anthropology. February. 2000. Sacred Memory and Living Tradition. Aboriginal Art of the Macassan Period in North-East Arnhem Land.The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture 2000. When will we know we are reconciled? Anthropology Today. October.