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PhD graduate Philip Mitna

ANU graduates the first PNG police PhD

19 July 2019

Recently promoted to Chief Superintendent by the Minister of Policy, Philip Mitna becomes the first Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) employee to hold a PhD when he graduates from The...

PIPSA 2019

DPA partners with University of New Caledonia to co-convene PIPSA conference, ‘Democracy, Sovereignty and Self-Determination in the Pacific Islands’

11 July 2019

From 25 – 27 June 2019, the Australian National University Department of Pacific Affairs and the University of New Caledonia LARJE Centre co-convened the PIPSA (Pacific Islands Political Studies...

Collin Beck, Joanne Wallis and James Batley

Understanding how the ‘Pacific’ fits into the ‘Indo-Pacific’

10 July 2019

The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC), Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) and National Security College (NSC) of the Australian National University (ANU) recently hosted officials, public...

Mitna and Kramer

DPA PhD graduate Philip Mitna promoted to Chief Superintendent

20 June 2019

The Department of Pacific Affairs would like to congratulate Philip Mitna for being conferred the rank of Chief Superintendent by the new Papua New Guinea Police Minister Bryan Kramer. Philip Mitna...

Understanding Oceania

ANU VC launches Understanding Oceania

15 June 2019

During his 11-14 June 2019 visit to Suva Professor Brian Schmidt, Australian National University Vice Chancellor launched Understanding Oceania, a book edited by DPA’s Stewart Firth and the...

New Research Report – New Zealand’s Recognised Employer Scheme (RSE): 10 Year Longitudinal Case Study

13 June 2019

A new research report, authored by Dr Rochelle Bailey, is now available. It reports on the findings of a 10-year longitudinal study of 22 ni-Vanuatu temporary migrant labourers participating in New...

DPA hosts Australia-China-Pacific Research Network Workshop

5 June 2019

Analysts and academics from universities and thinktanks from Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and China have attended a workshop convened by the Department of Pacific Affairs at ANU on 3 and 4...

Scholarship for Asia-Pacific research

28 May 2019

Ruth Daroesman Graduate Study Grant Are you a postgraduate student or HDR candidate planning to undertake study or research in Asia and the Pacific? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the Ruth...

Solomon Islands election observation

12 April 2019

Local members of ANU’s Solomon Islands election observation mission underwent intensive training in Honiara in late March to prepare them for deployment to 15 different constituencies ahead of...

William Austin (Bill) Standish

4 April 2019

Pacific – especially Papua New Guinea – colleagues of Bill Standish were shocked and saddened by his death on Sunday 31 March. For some fifty years Bill has been one of the very best informed and...

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