DPA, Pasifika Student Society and PARSA host Prime Minister of Tuvalu

The Department of Pacific Affairs was honoured to contribute to the organisation of a talk by the Prime Minister of Tuvalu Rt Hon Enele Sosene Sopoaga to...

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Pacific Research Colloquium 2018

From 26 November until 7 December DPA is hosting 21 early career researchers

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Meg and Umut recognised for teaching excellence

Dr Umut Ozguc and A/Prof Meg Keen from Bell School receive Education Excellence awards.

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Development Bulletin includes articles by several DPA academics

Development Bulletin 80 – December 2018, featuring contributions from DPA academics, is out, and available online.

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New Caledonia's Independance Referendum

A revealing insight into the history and internal politics of New Caledonia and its recent independance referendum

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New Caledonia's Independance Referendum

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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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.

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Julien Barbara

Dr Julien Barbara is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Department of Pacific Affairs, having joined DPA in mid-2013. From November 2013 to December 2016 Julien was also the Convenor of the Centre for Democratic...

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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 SSGM and the Dean’s Office, College of Asia and the Pacific. Her current work involves providing academic...

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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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Thiago Oppermann

Thiago Oppermann joined SSGM 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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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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