Meet DPA PhD candidate Theresa Meki

The Department of Pacific Affairs’ PhD students come from across Australia and the region. Meet one who is nearing the submission of her thesis, Theresa Meki.

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Theresa Meki

NEW BOOK: The Bougainville Referendum: Law, Administration and Politics

With the Bougainville referendum due to take place on 23 November 2019, the Department of Pacific Affairs has published a new book by Anthony J. Regan...

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Australia 360 – exploring the big issues that confront us

Young leaders and professionals gathered with leading researchers, thinkers and practitioners in the majestic Gandel Hall at the National Gallery of Australia...

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Australia 360

ANU graduates the first PNG police PhD

Philip Mitna becomes the first Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary employee to hold a PhD when he graduates from the ANU.

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PhD graduate Philip Mitna

DPA partners with University of New Caledonia to co-convene PIPSA conference, ‘Democracy, Sovereignty and Self-Determination in the Pacific Islands’

From 25 – 27 June 2019, the Australian National University Department of Pacific Affairs and the University of New Caledonia LARJE Centre co-convened the PIPSA...

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PIPSA 2019

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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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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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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Vicki Luker

I work for The Journal of Pacific History and lecture in Pacific and Asian History at the Department of Pacific Affairs within the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University.

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James Batley

James Batley joined Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs in 1984. In the early part of his career he was posted to Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. From 1997-1999 he was Australia’s High Commissioner...

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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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