Research on Family Protection Orders in Papua New Guinea

The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) is conducting research on how Family Protection Orders are being used in Papua New Guinea.

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by Lindy Kanan

DPA hosts the most diverse Pacific Research Colloquium ever

This year, the PRC took place between 25th November to 6th December 2019 and had researchers from Cook Islands, Fiji, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Papua New...

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PRC 2019 batch

DPA congratulates two graduating PhD students

On 12 December two DPA students, Claire Cronin and Ellen Kulumbu were awarded PhDs at a ceremony at Llewellyn Hall, ANU.

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Claire Cronin and Ellen Kulumbu

Meet DPA PhD candidate Eliorah Malifa

The Department of Pacific Affairs’ PhD students come from across Australia and the region. Meet Eliorah Malifa who is doing a thesis on filmmaking in the...

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Eliorah Malifa

Scholarships available for the State of the Pacific conference and Oceanic Conference on International Studies

Pacific Island Country Scholarships available for The State of the Pacific Conf. and the 9th Oceanic Conference on International Studies.

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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.

Students

Students undertaking a post-graduate research degree, graduate course work and undergraduate studies with DPA work under the guidance of some of the world’s leading experts on Melanesia and the wider Pacific. As a student, you will have access to cutting edge research that reflects the contemporary reality of the region.

Our people

Thiago Oppermann

Thiago Oppermann joined DPA in 2013 as a Research Fellow. His principal research focuses on the interactions between villagers and the state in Bougainville. Core aspects of this program include characterising the...

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Sonia Palmieri

Sonia Palmieri

Over the last 15 years, Sonia has worked across academic, development and parliamentary institutions, principally with the interest of understanding and improving women’s political leadership and participation...

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Nicole Haley

Nicole Haley

Dr Nicole Haley joined DPA in 2006 and was appointed Convenor of the Program in January 2010. Nicole originally came to ANU in 1994 and graduated with a PhD in Anthropology in May 2003. Her thesis entitled Ipakana...

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Jon Fraenkel

Jon Fraenkel is a Visiting Fellow with the Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) and a Professor of Comparative Politics in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations at Victoria...

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Roannie Ng Shiu

Roannie was appointed as the Pasifika Outreach and Research Fellow in 2011. This is a joint position with DPA and the Dean’s Office, College of Asia and the Pacific. Her current work involves providing academic...

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