Undergraduate courses on offer in 2018/19

Students undertaking undergraduate study with the Department of Pacific Affairs work under the guidance of some of the world’s leading experts on the Pacific....

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ANU graduates among the world’s most employable

For the fifth consecutive year, ANU was rated number one in Australia in the Times Higher Education, Global University Employability Ranking.

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Pacific Research Colloquium 2018

The 2018 Pacific Research Colloquium (PRC) will be held from Monday 26 November to Friday 7 December 2018.

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Pacific Research Colloquium 2017 participants. Image DPA

Minister for Foreign Affairs launches the Pacific Research Program

The launch of a new research initiative demonstrates Australia’s growing investment in understanding the Pacific region.

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Pacific Research Program launch with Julie Bishop

ANU and Japan’s Ritsumeikan University to offer dual degree

A new dual degree program has been established between ANU and Ritsumeikan University.

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ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) Professor Shirley Leitch with counterparts from Ritsumeikan University

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 State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, having joined SSGM in mid-2013. From November 2013 to December 2016 Julien was also the Convenor of the Centre...

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Nicole Haley

Nicole Haley

Dr Nicole Haley joined SSGM in 2006 and was appointed Convenor of the Program in January 2010. Nicole originally came to ANU in 1994 and graduated with a PhD in Anthropology in May 2003. Her thesis entitled Ipakana...

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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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