Workshops on safety and wellbeing of Pacific workers in Australia

Researchers from DPA held two workshops with stakeholders to discuss the preliminary findings of research on the safety and wellbeing experiences of men and...

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Workshop participants at Pasifika House, Brisbane, 9 December 2022. Photo- DPA

Bell School prize for ‘Partnership, Impact and Engagement’ awarded to the research project on 'Family Protection Orders'

The research project on 'The use and efficacy of family protection orders in PNG' has been awarded the Bell School prize for ‘Partnership, Impact and...

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Dr Judy Putt with the award

Pacific Security Cooperation Workshop

The Pacific Security Cooperation workshop will take place from 23-24 November 2022 at The Australian National University in Canberra.

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State of the Pacific 2022

Recordings now available – State of the Pacific 2022

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Dr Transform Aqorau receives honorary degree of Doctor of Laws

On 15th July, Dr Transform Aqorau was presented with an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws at the Australian National University (ANU) for exceptional...

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Dr Transform Aqorau with James Batley, DPA.

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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Bal Kama

Dr Bal Kama is a practicing lawyer and academic. He has a Bachelor of Arts (Politics/International Relations) and a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Canberra, a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from...

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Judy Putt

Biography

With a doctorate in social anthropology from the ANU and a master’s degree in criminology from Cambridge University, Dr Judy Putt has undertaken extensive research in crime and justice with a focus on...

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Thiago Oppermann

Thiago Oppermann joined DPA in 2013 as a Research Fellow. His principal research focuses on the interactions between villagers and the state in Bougainville. Core aspects of this program include characterising the...

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Douglas Porter

Dr Doug Porter is Honorary Professor, Department of Pacific Affairs, College of Asia and the Pacific. He graduated with a Masters First Class Honours from the University of Waikato, and was awarded the Sir John...

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Sandra Kraushaar

Sandra Kraushaar

Sandra Kraushaar is director for The Asia Foundation in the Pacific Islands. Sandra draws on a deep and nuanced understanding of Pacific Islands culture, political economy, geopolitics, and the myriad development...

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