Denghua Zhang on Pacific Studies in China

Denghua Zhang of DPA talks to Journal of Pacific History regarding Pacific Studies in China.

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Denghua Zhang

Research on Family Protection Orders in Papua New Guinea

The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) is conducting research on how Family Protection Orders are being used in Papua New Guinea.

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by Lindy Kanan

DPA hosts the most diverse Pacific Research Colloquium ever

This year, the PRC took place between 25th November to 6th December 2019 and had researchers from Cook Islands, Fiji, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Papua New...

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PRC 2019 batch

DPA congratulates two graduating PhD students

On 12 December two DPA students, Claire Cronin and Ellen Kulumbu were awarded PhDs at a ceremony at Llewellyn Hall, ANU.

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Claire Cronin and Ellen Kulumbu

Meet DPA PhD candidate Eliorah Malifa

The Department of Pacific Affairs’ PhD students come from across Australia and the region. Meet Eliorah Malifa who is doing a thesis on filmmaking in the...

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Eliorah Malifa

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 the 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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Anthony Regan

Anthony Regan is a constitutional lawyer who specialises in constitutional development as part of conflict resolution. Has lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for 15 years and in Uganda for over three years. In PNG...

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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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Richard Eves

Richard Eves, an anthropologist, has published widely on issues of social change in Papua New Guinea. His first book, The Magical Body: Power, Fame and Meaning in a Melanesian Society (1998), is a detailed study of...

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Sonia Palmieri

Sonia Palmieri

Over the last 15 years, Sonia has worked across academic, development and parliamentary institutions, principally with the interest of understanding and improving women’s political leadership and participation...

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Michael Leach

Michael Leach

Michael Leach is Professor in Politics and International Relations in the Department of Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, and a visiting fellow at the Department of Pacific...

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