Ben Day heads to King's College as an Australian National Fellow

The Menzies Australia Institute at King's College, London welcomes three new Australian National Fellows.

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Meet DPA PhD candidate Theresa Meki

The Department of Pacific Affairs’ PhD students come from across Australia and the region. Meet one who is nearing the submission of her thesis, Theresa Meki.

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Theresa Meki

NEW BOOK: The Bougainville Referendum: Law, Administration and Politics

With the Bougainville referendum due to take place on 23 November 2019, the Department of Pacific Affairs has published a new book by Anthony J. Regan...

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Australia 360 – exploring the big issues that confront us

Young leaders and professionals gathered with leading researchers, thinkers and practitioners in the majestic Gandel Hall at the National Gallery of Australia...

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Australia 360

ANU graduates the first PNG police PhD

Philip Mitna becomes the first Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary employee to hold a PhD when he graduates from the ANU.

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PhD graduate Philip Mitna

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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Thiago Oppermann

Thiago Oppermann joined DPA 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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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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Graeme Smith

Graeme Smith is a fellow in the Department of Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University. His research has explored the demand for organic produce in Chinese urban centers and the role of local officials...

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Kirstie Close-Barry

Kirstie, Deakin University Fellow, completed her PhD in 2014, graduating in October of that year. Her thesis examined the racial and cultural divisions in Fiji through a history of the Methodist mission between 1900...

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Scott MacWilliam

Dr Scott MacWilliam became a Visiting Fellow at DPA in July 2012. Previously he lectured in the Department of Management at the Western Australian Institute of Technology, in the School of Social Sciences at Curtin...

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