Australia 360 – exploring the big issues that confront us

Young leaders and professionals gathered with leading researchers, thinkers and practitioners in the majestic Gandel Hall at the National Gallery of Australia on Wed 21 August to take a closer look at the big issues and trends shaping the world around us.

ANU graduates the first PNG police PhD

Philip Mitna becomes the first Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary employee to hold a PhD when he graduates from the ANU.

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

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 servants and academics from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific at a two day workshop looking at how the ‘Pacific’ fits into the Indo-Pacific.

Australia’s one step forward, two steps back in the Pacific

While Australia is set to implement several meaningful labour mobility, security and diplomatic initiatives, simultaneously counterproductive domestically driven policies could undermine the ability of those programs to improve engagement with Pacific Island states.

OCIS 2020 - Save the Date - Oceanic Conference on International Studies

Held every two years, OCIS is the premier conference in international studies held in Australasia. It brings together scholars working across all fields of international studies, and is known for its relaxed yet intellectually stimulating atmosphere.

Attended by leading scholars in the field internationally, it is an opportunity for junior scholars to take advantage of and to showcase their evolving ideas.

Pacific Islands Political Studies Association (PIPSA) 2019 Conference

‘Democracy, Sovereignty and Self-Determination in the Pacific Islands’
University of New Caledonia, Nouméa, 25-27 June 2019

From 25 – 27 June 2019, the ANU Department of Pacific Affairs will be co-convening the PIPSA (Pacific Islands Political Studies Association) conference with the University of New Caledonia, under the theme of ‘Democracy, Sovereignty and Self-Determination in the Pacific Islands’.

Pacific solidarity crucial to end exploitation, says Pacific Community head

Regional solidarity is crucial for Pacific Island nations to curb the influence of powerful external actors, said Dr Colin Tukuitonga at The Australian National University (ANU) in February

New report on Protection Orders in Lae, PNG

A new report authored by DPA’s Judy Putt, as well as Theresa Phillips, Davida Thomas and Lindy Kanan, details the results of a study into the the uptake and efficacy of family protection orders(FPOs), in Lae Papua New Guinea.

Department of Pacific Affairs and University of Hawaii take lead on new ‘China in the Pacific’ volume

In early February 2019, DPA sponsored a series of writers’ workshops, as well as a public symposium, where academics were able to present their work on the topic to the public.

DPA hosts roundtable with Pacific Community Director-General

DPA was proud to host an academic roundtable with Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Director-General of the Pacific Community.

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