Call for applications to participate in the 2018 Pacific Research Colloquium

DPA is now calling for applications for the 2018 Pacific Research Colloquium to be held Monday 26 November – Friday 7 December at the ANU

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PRC 2017 participants at APH

New Research Report: 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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RAMSI cover image

Delivering the Women’s Leadership Initiative

The launch of a new initiative striving to promote women’s leadership in the Pacific has found a key partner in the Department of Pacific Affairs.

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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop launches Women's Leadership Initiative

Researching the Urban Pacific

On the heels of a long-running research program on urbanisation in the Pacific, a recent partnership with the Pacific Island Forum testifies to DPA’s expertise...

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Members of the Urbanisation Workshop

Call for applications to participate in the Papua New Guinea Women in Leadership Support Program

Calling for applications to participate in the Papua New Guinea Women in Leadership Support Program.

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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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James Batley

James Batley joined Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs in 1984. In the early part of his career he was posted to Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. From 1997-1999 he was Australia’s High Commissioner...

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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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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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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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