State of the Pacific 2022

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The State of the Pacific (SOTP) conference will take place from 28-29 September 2022 at The Australian National University in Canberra. This year’s conference will consider a range of topics, including:

  • Corruption and anti-corruption reform in the Pacific Islands
  • Surveying political attitudes in the Pacific
  • The domestic politics of climate change in the Pacific
  • Pacific regional security
  • PNG elections and the challenge for democracy
  • A new era of Pacific migration pathways
  • Pacific masculinities and feminisms: foes or friends?

Publication Launches

  • Pacific Attitudes Survey: Samoa

We invite you to join us to celebrate the Australian launch of the Pacific Attitudes Survey: Samoa at 5pm after the conclusion of the last panel on 28th September 2022.

  • State and Society in Papua New Guinea, 2001–2021

We invite you to celebrate the launch of State and Society in Papua New Guinea, 2001–2021 by Ronald J May at 6pm, 29th September 2022.

Please register for the book launch by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you at SOTP 2022 and welcome your contributions to the discussions.

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SOTP 2022 is funded by the Australian Government through the Pacific Research Program (PRP).

State of the Pacific 2022 will take place in the Weston Theatre, JG Crawford Building (ANU) from 28-29 September. This will be the first edition of the DPA flagship event since State of the Pacific 2018. The speakers will all be present in-person and there will be limited seats to attend the event. Please use the link below to register for event.

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Please note - The event will also be livestreamed on Zoom.

State of the Pacific 2022 Program

DOWNLOAD THE LATEST PROGRAM AND SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

28 September  2022

Corruption and anti-corruption reform in the Pacific Islands (Convenor: Grant Walton)
13:30-15:00 

Surveying political attitudes in the Pacific (Convenor: Michael Leach)
15:15-16:45

Reception - Pacific Attitudes Survey: Samoa launch
17:00-18:00 

29 September  2022

Opening session - Welcome to Country and keynote address
8:00-9:30 

The domestic politics of climate change in the Pacific (Convenor: Elise Howard)
9:30-10:45 

Morning tea
10:45-11:00

Pacific regional security (Convenor: James Batley)
11:00-12:15   

Lunch
12:15-13:00

PNG elections and the challenge for democracy (Convenor: Nicole Haley)
13:00-14:45 

Afternoon tea
14:45-15:00

A new era of Pacific migration pathways (Convenor: Rochelle-Lee Bailey)
15:00-16:30

Pacific masculinities and feminisms: foes or friends? (Convenor: Sonia Palmieri)
16:30-17:30

Reception and book launch - State and Society in Papua New Guinea, 2001-2021 by Dr Ron May
18:00-20:00

DOWNLOAD THE LATEST PROGRAM AND SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

Corruption and anti-corruption reform in the Pacific Islands

Dr Grant Walton, Development Policy Centre, ANU

Mr Michael Kabuni, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

Mr Romulo Nayacalevu, RegNet, ANU

Dr Hannah Harris, Macquarie University

Surveying political attitudes in the Pacific

Professor Michael Leach, Swinburne University of Technology

Dr Chris Mudaliar, Swinburne University of Technology

Saui’a Dr.Louise Mataia Milo, National University of Samoa

Associate Professor Julien Barbara, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

The domestic politics of climate change in the Pacific

Ms Elise Howard, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

Ms Kristina Fidali, PhD candidate, University of New England

Dr Esealofa Apinelu, Tuvalu High Commissioner Designate- Fiji

Dr Mema Motusaga, CEO of Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development, Samoa 

Ms Betty Barkha, PhD candidate, Monash University 

Pacific regional security

Mr James Batley, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

Associate Professor Sinclair Dinnen, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

Dr Henry Ivarature, Australian Pacific Security College, ANU

Dr George Carter, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

Dr Graeme Smith, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

Dr Judy Swann, International SOS, Canberra 

PNG elections and the challenge for democracy

Dr Kerryn Baker, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

Ms Arianne Kassman, CEO Transparency International Papua New Guinea

Associate Professor, Anthony Regan, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

Dr Colin Wiltshire, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

Dr Thiago Cintra Oppermann, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

Professor Nicole Haley, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

A new era of Pacific migration pathways

Dr Rochelle-Lee Bailey, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

Professor Stephen Howes, Development Policy Centre, ANU

Ms Akka Rimon, PhD candidate, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

Ms Tanya Pouwhare, Chair of New Zealand Ethical employers

Dr Matt Withers, Department of Sociology, ANU

Pacific masculinities and feminisms: foes or friends?

Dr Sonia Palmieri, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

Dr Mercy Masta

Mr Romitesh Kant, PhD candidate, Department of Pacific Affairs, ANU

Dr Jessica Collins, Research Fellow, Lowy Institute

Dr Domenica Calabro, University of the South Pacific

All enquiries regarding the State of the Pacific 2022 should be emailed to dpa@anu.edu.au.

Watch the recordings of this conference here.

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