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.
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.
- The Use of Foreign Judges on Courts of Constitutional Jurisdiction in Pacific Island States
- Speaking Suffering: A Post-Colonial Analysis of Why the Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission Failed to ‘Touch the Heart of the People’
- PANEL DISCUSSION: Anticipating the first Solomon Islands elections since RAMSI