Symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region - Call for expressions of interest

We are inviting expressions of interest from groups or individuals who would like to present individually or to organise a panel on a topic related to family...

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Timeline of the passing of domestic violence and family protection legislation in the Pacific. Image: The Pacific Community (SPC)

PNG’s private security industry could improve public security: report

A new report from researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) highlights the vital role private security plays in ensuring public security across...

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Private Security in PNG: A Networked Approach by Sinclair Dinnen and Grant Walton

The Blue Economy in the Pacific: Promise or Potential?

To mark World Ocean's Day 2021, DPA co-hosted an event with the Australia Awards Women's Leadership Initiative (WLI), titled 'The Blue Economy in the Pacific:...

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L/R: Rachel England (moderator), with event speakers Pip Louey and Amelia Faotusia (c) Australia Awards Women's Leadership Initiative

Recording now live: Research-Policy Nexus: New Developments about Pacific Studies in China

On 5th August, Department of Pacific Affairs hosted a seminar by Dr Denghua Zhang called 'Research-Policy Nexus: New Developments about Pacific Studies in...

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Denghua Zhang

Fulbright scholar to tackle criminal deportation in the Pacific

Henrietta McNeill believes language is the key to unlocking the barriers faced by people in the Pacific who have been criminally deported.

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Henrietta McNeill

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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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 the Pacific. As a student, you will have access to cutting edge research that reflects the contemporary reality of the region.

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Paul D'Arcy

Paul D'Arcy

After graduating in Pacific and African history from Otago University, I studied at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and worked as an archaeologist and for Television New Zealand, before completing my MA at...

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Gregory Fry

Greg Fry

Greg Fry is Honorary Associate Professor at ANU and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Government, Development and International Affairs, University of the South Pacific. He was Academic Co-ordinator of...

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Nicole Haley

Nicole Haley

Professor Nicole Haley joined DPA in 2006 and was appointed Convenor of the Program in January 2010. Nicole originally came to ANU in 1994 and graduated with a PhD in Anthropology in May 2003. Her thesis entitled...

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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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James Batley

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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