Study to investigate safety and wellbeing of Pacific workers in Australia

Researchers at ANU Department of Pacific Affairs are embarking on a study to investigate the safety and wellbeing of workers under the Pacific Australia Labour...

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Regional Accelerator Forum participants in Cairns, September 2021. Photo: Pacific Labour Facility

Recording now available - Symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region

On 9 December 2021 the Australian National University (ANU) and the Pacific Community (SPC) co-convened a ‘Symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific...

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FPO Symposium picture - Woven bags from the Pacific (Vanuatu and PNG)

“Deep concern” for cut off Tonga

ANU academics with family and friends in Tonga say panic and a lack of clear information are hampering search and rescue efforts in the wake of the eruption of...

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VIEW OF NOMUKA, TONGA, COVERED IN ASH FROM THE VOLCANO. Photo: New Zealand Defence Force

Event next week - Symposium on family protection orders in the Pacific region

On 9 December 2021, the Australian National University and the Pacific Community (SPC) are hosting an online symposium on family protection orders in the...

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FPO Symposium picture - Woven bags from the Pacific (Vanuatu and PNG)

Pacific nations can’t be left behind at COP26

Four ANU experts warn that Pacific nations are at risk of being left behind in global climate negotiations if they aren’t a focus of the upcoming COP26 summit...

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One of four ANU experts attending COP26, Dr Virginia Marshall is the inaugural Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Regulation and Global Governance and the Fenner School of Environment and Society. Photo: Jamie Kidston?ANU

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.

Students

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.

Our people

Amanda H A Watson

Dr. Amanda H A Watson is a Research Fellow at the Department of Pacific Affairs, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University (ANU).

Dr. Watson's research interests include...

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Kerry Zubrinich

Dr Kerry Zubrinich is a researcher with the Department of Pacific Affairs. For the past 25 years her research has centred on aspects of social life in Melanesia with the peoples of Papua New Guinea and the indigenous...

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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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Daryl Morini

Daryl Morini

Dr Daryl Morini is a Pacific Research Fellow at ANU’s Department of Pacific Affairs. He holds a PhD in international relations from the University of Queensland and is a part-time PhD candidate in philosophy at the...

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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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