Department of Pacific Affairs and University of Hawaii take lead on new ‘China in the Pacific’ volume

In early February 2019, DPA sponsored a series of writers’ workshops, as well as a public symposium, where academics were able to present their work on the...

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DPA hosts roundtable with Pacific Community Director-General

DPA was proud to host an academic roundtable with Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Director-General of the Pacific Community.

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Family protection legislation in PNG - new pilot research

Dr Judy Putt explores how family violence in Papua New Guinea has been impacted by family protection legislation.

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PNG woman with bruised eye

A time of celebration for our 2018 graduates

Farewell and good luck to 118 new Bell School graduates.

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The RAMSI Legacy for Policing in the Pacific Region

Supported by the Australian Federal Police, this research project was undertaken in 2017 by a team of researchers from the Department of Pacific Affairs.

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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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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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George Carter

George is a Research Fellow at the Department of Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University working on the topic Pacific Islands’ coalitions and diplomacy in climate change negotiations. George completed a...

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Rochelle Bailey

Rochelle-Lee Bailey

Rochelle Bailey, joined DPA 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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Amanda Watson

Dr. Amanda H A Watson is a Lecturer at the Development Policy Centre of the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU) and a Visiting Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Papua...

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Colin Wiltshire

Colin Wiltshire is a research fellow in the politics of service delivery at DPA. His research explores the political economy of budget and expenditure practices in PNG and its implications for development outcomes....

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