New Caledonia's Independance Referendum

A revealing insight into the history and internal politics of New Caledonia and its recent independance referendum

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New Caledonia's Independance Referendum

Meet the new Director of the ANU Coral Bell School

Highly respected Professor of International Politics Toni Erskine has joined The Australian National University (ANU) Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs...

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DPA’s Significant Contribution to 8th FSM National Women’s Conference in Pohnpei in August 2018

DPA Head of Department Nicole Haley was recently honoured with one of only two international keynote addresses at the 8th National Women’s Conference of...

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DPA at the 8th FSM National Women’s Conference in Pohnpei in August 2018

Inside the Coral Bell School | Issue 5 | September 2018

Hear about our latest research 'Inside the Coral Bell School' with an intro from our new Director, Professor Toni Erskine.

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Inside the Coral Bell School - Research newsletter

State of the Pacific opening and keynote addresses

In this video recorded at the Australian National University on the 10th of September 2018, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and...

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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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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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Stephanie Lawson

Stephanie Lawson is Professor of Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, Sydney, Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg and Honorary Professor with the...

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Kerryn Baker

Kerryn Baker

Kerryn is a Research Fellow in Pacific Politics with DPA. Her PhD thesis, submitted in 2014, examined campaigns for parliamentary gender quotas in the Pacific Islands region, with case studies in Samoa, Papua New...

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David Hegarty

David Hegarty is a Visiting Fellow in the State, Society & Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program, College of Asia-Pacific, ANU. He was formerly Convenor and Senior Fellow of the SSGM research and outreach...

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Jon Fraenkel

Jon Fraenkel is a Visiting Fellow with the Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) and a Professor of Comparative Politics in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations at Victoria...

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Scott MacWilliam

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

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