Save the dates 10-12 September 2018. State of the Pacific is back

Department of Pacific Affairs’ biennial State of the Pacific (SOTP) conference will take place from 10-12 September 2018

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2016 Karkar Island Bilum Festival, PNG. Photo credit: @ShaunGessler

Public address by the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela

The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela, delivered a lecture at ANU on 13 June 2018.

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2017- A Year in Review: Coral Bell School

The aspirations and approach of Bell School show a strong focus on research excellence, collegiality, award-winning teaching, and consistent policy impact and...

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Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development - Book launched by Professor Michael Wesley

Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development - Book launched by Professor Michael Wesley, Dean of the College of Asia & the Pacific

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Authors of the the book Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development  with Prof. Michael Wesley

Podcasting the Pacific

Dr Graeme Smith has joined the Department of Pacific Affairs, bringing his award-winning Little Red Podcast on ‘China beyond the Beijing beltway’ with him.

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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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Stephanie Lawson is Professor of Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, Sydney, Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg and Honorary Professor with the...

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