Climate Change Adaptation in the Federated States of Micronesia

Department of Pacific Affairs’ Visiting Fellow, Gonzaga (Zag) Puas, is leading a climate change adaptation project in collaboration with the Federated States...

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Registration for State of the Pacific 2018 is now open

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

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A time of celebration for our mid-year graduates

On Friday, 13 July, the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs bid farewell and good luck to 75 graduates across eight degree programs. Amongst them were...

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Bell School mid-year graduates

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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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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Ronald J May

R J May is an Emeritus Fellow of the University. He was formerly a Senior Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change, RSPAS, and at various times Head of the Department of Political and Social Change,...

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Stephanie Lawson

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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Richard Eves

Dr Richard Eves is an anthropologist who has published widely on issues of social change in PNG. His first book, The Magical Body: Power, Fame and Meaning in a Melanesian Society (1998), is a detailed study of social...

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Rochelle Bailey

Rochelle-Lee Bailey

Rochelle Bailey, joined SSGM as a Research Fellow to work on labour migration issues. Rochelle has conducted eight years of ethnographic research on Pacific labour mobility while researching New Zealand’s Recognised...

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