Meet the new Director of the ANU Coral Bell School

Highly respected Professor of International Politics Toni Erskine has joined The Australian National University (ANU) Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs...

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DPA’s Significant Contribution to 8th FSM National Women’s Conference in Pohnpei in August 2018

DPA Head of Department Nicole Haley was recently honoured with one of only two international keynote addresses at the 8th National Women’s Conference of...

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DPA at the 8th FSM National Women’s Conference in Pohnpei in August 2018

Inside the Coral Bell School | Issue 5 | September 2018

Hear about our latest research 'Inside the Coral Bell School' with an intro from our new Director, Professor Toni Erskine.

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Inside the Coral Bell School - Research newsletter

State of the Pacific opening and keynote addresses

In this video recorded at the Australian National University on the 10th of September 2018, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and...

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Getting realistic about the South Pacific

Advocates of stronger and more effective Australian engagement in the South Pacific face a couple of entrenched structural challenges.

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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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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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Jack Corbett

Jack Corbett joined SSGM in 2012 as a Postdoctoral Fellow; in early 2014 he joined Griffith University but remains a “Visitor” for SSGM. His research interests include political leadership and biography in the...

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James Fox

James Fox

Professor James J. Fox was educated at Harvard (AB ‘62) and Oxford (B Litt. ‘65, DPhil. ‘68) where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has taught at various American Universities: Harvard, Cornell, Duke and Chicago and at...

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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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