PNG researchers share their experiences in film

Five PNG researchers share their research process during the 2019-20 research project on the use and efficacy of family protection orders in Papua New Guinea.

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Competition to name new portal for research on gender in the Pacific

An exciting new website is being developed and we need your help to name it!

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Competition to name new portal for research on gender in the Pacific

Our experts awarded grant for podcast series

Dr. Kerryn Baker and Dr. Maria Tanyag awarded a 2020 ANU Gender Institute grant to develop a 5-part podcast series on the gendered impacts of COVID-19 in the...

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Call for applications – Journal of Pacific History COVID-19 grants

Journal of Pacific History Inc. is offering two grants in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic to help support early career, unemployed, or casually employed...

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Call for applications – Journal of Pacific History COVID-19 grants

‘Fishing for Success: Lessons in Pacific Regionalism’ launch

Today we are pleased to launch this manuscript by Dr Transform Aqorau titled ‘Fishing for Success: Lessons in Pacific Regionalism’

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Kiribati — Controlling transhipments in port; source: Francisco Blaha.

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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Julien Barbara

Dr Julien Barbara is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Department of Pacific Affairs, having joined DPA in mid-2013. From 2000 to 2013 he worked in a variety of policy positions in the Australian Department of Foreign...

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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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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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Colin Wiltshire

Colin Wiltshire is a research fellow in the politics of service delivery at DPA. His research explores the political economy of budget and expenditure practices in PNG and its implications for development outcomes....

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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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