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Outcomes and Implications of the 2024 Solomon Islands Election

May 20, 2024 • 4:00 – 5:00 pm EDT

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The CSIS Australia Chair cordially invites you to a discussion on Outcomes and Implications of the 2024 Solomon Islands Election.

Monday, May 20, 2024, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm EDT

In recent years the Solomon Islands, under its previous Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, has begun to look to China to meet its economic and security needs in a way that has concerned many of its traditional partners.  The April national elections resulted in a change in Prime Minister, but not party, with Jeremiah Manele, the former foreign minister, taking the reins. Despite the international attention on the geo-strategic implications of this election, many Solomon Islanders voted on issues much closer to home, such as a stagnating economy, lack of opportunity, and insufficient health infrastructure.    

To assess the implications of this election's result both domestically and internationally, please join CSIS Senior Fellow Kathryn Paik on Monday, May 20 at 4 pm EST for a discussion with Alan Tidwell, Anouk Ride, Anna Powles, and Tarcisius Kabutaulaka

CSIS's Australia Chair conducts independent policy research aimed at strengthening U.S.-Australia relations. The Chair is endowed through the generosity of Pratt Industries.  

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Alan Tidwell

Professor of Practice and Director of the Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies, Georgetown University

Anouk Ride

Research Fellow, Australian National University

Anna Powles

Associate Professor, Centre for Defense and Security Studies, Massey University
Associate Professor, Department of Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa