Panel on Women’s Political Participation in the Pacific

On International Women’s Day 2019 a large audience, including a contingent of current male and female Australia Awards scholars, attended a special panel...

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Panel convenor, DPA Research Fellow Dr Kerryn Baker was joined by Honourable Ali’imalemanu Alofa Tuuau (MP, Samoa), Dr Transform Aqorau (a former Chief Executive Officer of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement and a DPA Visiting Fellow) and Sarah Garap (a renowned social and political activist from Papua New Guinea).

DPA briefing on the Bougainville independence referendum

According Anthony Regan, it seems likely that a Bougainville independence referendum will take place, based on the steps the Papua New Guinea (PNG) and...

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Bougainville referendum counting

Pacific solidarity crucial to end exploitation, says Pacific Community head

Regional solidarity is crucial for Pacific Island nations to curb the influence of powerful external actors, said Dr Colin Tukuitonga at The Australian...

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New report on Protection Orders in Lae, PNG

A new report authored by DPA’s Judy Putt, as well as Theresa Phillips, Davida Thomas and Lindy Kanan, details the results of a study into the the uptake and...

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Department of Pacific Affairs and University of Hawaii take lead on new ‘China in the Pacific’ volume

In early February 2019, DPA sponsored a series of writers’ workshops, as well as a public symposium, where academics were able to present their work on the...

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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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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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Amanda Watson

Dr. Amanda H A Watson is a Lecturer at the Development Policy Centre of the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU) and a Visiting Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Papua...

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Sinclair Dinnen

Dr Sinclair Dinnen joined DPA 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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Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith is a fellow in the Department of Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University. His research has explored the demand for organic produce in Chinese urban centers and the role of local officials...

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Bryant Allen

Bryant Allen was born in New Zealand in 1944 and attended primary and secondary school there. He earned a BA degree from Massey University in 1965 and a Master’s degree with 1st class honours in 1969. His thesis was...

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