State of the Pacific 2018

Event details


Date & time

Monday 10 September 2018 to Wednesday 12 September 2018


Coombs Lecture Theatre, Australian National University, Canberra
ANU Canberra




Hannah McMahon

Department of Pacific Affairs’ biennial State of the Pacific (SOTP) conference will take place from 10-12 September 2018 at the Australian National University in Canberra. A Pacific Research Program flagship event, SOTP2018 will again bring together leading academics, policymakers, business leaders, civil society representatives and the media to present on, discuss and debate current issues of interest concerning the Pacific Islands region.

The conference will take place immediately following this year’s Pacific Islands Forum meeting and will therefore be the first opportunity to reflect collectively on the outcomes of this year’s Leaders’ Meeting.

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General, Dame Meg Taylor will deliver a keynote address. Her address will be followed by a panel discussion with senior representatives of the Pacific diplomatic community in Canberra.

The conference will involve presentation of new research and analysis from DPA scholars and a number of other eminent figures and scholars from the Pacific. It will generate discussion on the factors shaping the forward-looking research agenda on the Pacific Islands region.

More information about the conference in available on the conference webpage:

Registration for the conference is now open and is essential. You can register here:….

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