Past events

Annette teaches english to her students at norsup secondary_school. dfat flickr
03
Dec
2019

Education in the Pacific

Mr lati Bergmans, Mr Timoci Bure, Afamasaga Dr Karoline Fuata’i, Anna Gibert

In this panel senior public servants from the education departments of Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu will discuss some of the key education challenges facing their countries and the Pacific generally,...

Kessy Sawang
26
Nov
2019

Women’s Leadership Initiative Lunch with Kessy Sawang

Kessy Sawang

We are pleased to invite you to a Women’s Leadership Initiative Pacific Networking Lunch with Kessy Sawang. Kessy Sawang a Papua New Guinean advocate for social justice and empowerment of...

06
Nov
2019

Security Challenges in Vanuatu: Planning for the Future

The Hon. Andrew Napuat Minister of Internal Affairs, Republic of Vanuatu

In this seminar hosted by DPA and the ANU Australia Pacific Security College, Vanuatu’s Minister of Internal Affairs, the Hon. Andrew Napuat will discuss Vanuatu’s first national security...

James Scambary
05
Nov
2019

Book Launch: Conflict, Identity, & State Formation in East Timor 2000 - 2017

James Scambary and Gordon Peake

The ANU Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) is pleased to host the launch of DPA PhD graduate James Scambary’s book; Conflict, Identity, and State Formation in East Timor 2000 – 2017.

This...

Roch Wamytan - President of the Congress of New Caledonia - credit Nic Maclellan
24
Oct
2019

Another vote for independence: New Caledonia's second referendum on self-determination

Charles Wea & Nic Maclellan

The French Pacific dependency of New Caledonia will hold a second referendum on self-determination in September 2020. A meeting this month in Paris between the French government, the independence...

18
Oct
2019

Advancing Equal Outcomes in the Pacific

Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago-Elisara, Director, Social Development Programme (Gender, Culture & Youth) Pacific Community (SPC)

In this seminar we will hear from Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago-Elisara, director of the Pacific Community’s Social Development Programme (SDP). The SDP’s goal is to ‘advance gender equality,...

10
Oct
2019

Book Launch - Pacific Women in Politics: Gender Quota Campaigns in the Pacific Islands by Kerryn Baker

Kerryn Baker, Stewart Firth

Please join us at the book launch of Kerryn Baker’s Pacific Women in Politics: Gender Quota Campaigns in the Pacific Islands, University of Hawai`i Press.

About the book

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10
Oct
2019

ANU DPA Bougainville Independence Referendum Symposium

Anthony Regan and others

On 23 November 2019, an unprecedented referendum will take place in Bougainville and Papua New Guinea, the culmination of more than 20 years of work towards peace. Bougainvilleans will be asked...

16
Aug
2019

Bougainville Veterans' Listening Project

Amie Kirkham, Barbara Tanne and Rose Pihei

In this seminar researcher Amie Kirkham along with Bouganvillean civil society leaders Barbara Tanne and Rose Pihei will co-present the findings of a new report The Voices of Central Bougainville...

Plane
23
Jul
2019

The Pacific step-up: Will it work and what happens if not?

James Gilling, Hugh White, Katerina Teaiwa, and Graeme Smith

As China’s influence extends into Australia’s immediate neighbourhood, Scott Morrison has quickly put Pacific affairs at the centre of his foreign policy. But is his embrace of the “Pacific family...

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