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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Vanuatu Minister of Internal Affairs discusses security issues

On 6 November 2019 Vanuatu’s Minister of Internal Affairs, the Hon. Andrew Napuat spoke about Vanuatu’s first National Security Strategy at a seminar hosted by...

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Bougainville & Papua New Guinea on the Eve of the Referendum

On 10 October 2019, the ANU Department of Pacific Affairs hosted a symposium entitled, Bougainville & Papua New Guinea on the Eve of the Referendum.

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Session 3 at the Bougainville Symposium

Ben Day heads to King's College as an Australian National Fellow

The Menzies Australia Institute at King's College, London welcomes three new Australian National Fellows.

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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.

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Anthony Regan

Anthony Regan is a constitutional lawyer who specialises in constitutional development as part of conflict resolution. Has lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for 15 years and in Uganda for over three years. In PNG...

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Amanda H A Watson

Dr. Amanda H A Watson is a Research Fellow at the Department of Pacific Affairs, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University (ANU).

Dr. Watson's research interests centre on...

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Stewart Firth

Stewart Firth is a Research Fellow at DPA and has been with the department since 2005. His qualifications are in History and Politics, and his doctoral research focused on the history of German colonial rule in...

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David Hegarty

David Hegarty is a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Pacific Affair (DPA), College of Asia-Pacific, ANU. He was formerly Convenor and Senior Fellow of the DPA research and outreach Program from 1998-2008. His...

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George Carter

George is a Research Fellow in Geopolitics and Regionalism, at the Department of Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University (ANU), having completed a PhD on multilateral consensus decision and the...

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