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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Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development - Book launched by Professor Michael Wesley

Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development - Book launched by Professor Michael Wesley, Dean of the College of Asia & the Pacific

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Authors of the the book Hybridity on the Ground in Peacebuilding and Development  with Prof. Michael Wesley

Podcasting the Pacific

Dr Graeme Smith has joined the Department of Pacific Affairs, bringing his award-winning Little Red Podcast on ‘China beyond the Beijing beltway’ with him.

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Do No Harm: Findings from PNG & Solomon Islands

Understanding the relationship between women’s economic empowerment and violence against women.

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Stop violence against women and girls in PNG - UN Women

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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Thiago Oppermann

Thiago Oppermann joined SSGM in 2013 as a Research Fellow. His principal research focuses on the interactions between villagers and the state in Bougainville. Core aspects of this program include characterising the...

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Jon Fraenkel

Jon Fraenkel is a Visiting Fellow with the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program and a Professor of Comparative Politics in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International...

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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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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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