Public address by the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela

The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela, delivered a lecture at ANU on 13 June 2018.

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2017- A Year in Review: Coral Bell School

The aspirations and approach of Bell School show a strong focus on research excellence, collegiality, award-winning teaching, and consistent policy impact and...

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Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development - Book launched by Professor Michael Wesley

Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development - Book launched by Professor Michael Wesley, Dean of the College of Asia & the Pacific

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Authors of the the book Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development  with Prof. Michael Wesley

Podcasting the Pacific

Dr Graeme Smith has joined the Department of Pacific Affairs, bringing his award-winning Little Red Podcast on ‘China beyond the Beijing beltway’ with him.

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Do No Harm: Findings from PNG & Solomon Islands

Understanding the relationship between women’s economic empowerment and violence against women.

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Stop violence against women and girls in PNG - UN Women

The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) (formerly known as the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia program) is the leading international centre for applied multidisciplinary research and analysis concerning contemporary state, society and governance in Melanesia and the broader Pacific. Situated within the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, DPA seeks to set the international standard for scholarship on the region.

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James Fox

James Fox

Professor James J. Fox was educated at Harvard (AB ‘62) and Oxford (B Litt. ‘65, DPhil. ‘68) where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has taught at various American Universities: Harvard, Cornell, Duke and Chicago and at...

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Sinclair Dinnen

Dr Sinclair Dinnen joined SSGM in 1996 as a postdoctoral fellow. He has a background in socio-legal studies and completed his PhD at the Australian National University in 1996. His doctoral research was undertaken in...

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Richard Eves

Dr Richard Eves is an anthropologist who has published widely on issues of social change in PNG. His first book, The Magical Body: Power, Fame and Meaning in a Melanesian Society (1998), is a detailed study of social...

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Kirstie Close-Barry

Kirstie, Deakin University Fellow, completed her PhD in 2014, graduating in October of that year. Her thesis examined the racial and cultural divisions in Fiji through a history of the Methodist mission between 1900...

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Colin Wiltshire

Colin Wiltshire is a research fellow in the politics of service delivery at SSGM. His research explores the political economy of budget and expenditure practices in PNG and its implications for development outcomes....

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