How does the ‘Pacific’ fit into the ‘Indo-Pacific’?

Joanne Wallis, Associate Professor in the Strategic...

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Denghua Zhang on Pacific Studies in China

Denghua Zhang of DPA talks to Journal of Pacific History regarding Pacific Studies in China.

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Denghua Zhang

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

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 the 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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Judy Putt

Biography

With a doctorate in social anthropology from the ANU and a master’s degree in criminology from Cambridge University, Dr Judy Putt has undertaken extensive research in crime and justice with a focus on...

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Scott MacWilliam

Dr Scott MacWilliam became a Visiting Fellow at DPA in July 2012. Previously he lectured in the Department of Management at the Western Australian Institute of Technology, in the School of Social Sciences at Curtin...

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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 include...

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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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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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