SSGM Report on Urban Development in Honiara Launched By Solomon Islands Minister of Lands

The Honourable Moses Garu, Solomon Islands Minister of Lands, Housing and Survey, launched the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) report...

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Solomons Federalism, and Bougainville Referendum: Issues and Prospects

Both Solomon Islands and Bougainville are approaching critical points when longstanding debates about proposals and processes for fundamental changes in...

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Solomons Federalism, and Bougainville Referendum: Issues and Prospects seminar

The Creation of Two New Provinces in Papua New Guinea — A Story of False Starts and Near Fatal Collisions by Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc and Felicity...

Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc OBE Kt made an enor­mous contribution to Papua New Guinea. During his career in public service he touched many lives and will be fondly...

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Sir Manasupe Zurenuoc

Tertiary Education in the Pacific – Trends and Issues

This presentation examines the level of tertiary education in the Pacific Islands both in terms of gross enrolment ratios in tertiary education, outline the...

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Professor Rajesh Chandra is the Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific. Image SSGM

Politics and International Studies at ANU jumps to 6th place in 2017 QS Rankings

The 2017 QS World University Rankings has seen Politics and International Studies at ANU move from 8th place in the world to 6th place. It is the third year in...

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The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) program is the leading international centre for applied multidisciplinary research and analysis concerning contemporary state, society and governance in Melanesia and the broader Pacific. Situated within the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, SSGM 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 SSGM work under the guidance of some of the world’s leading experts on Melanesia and the wider Pacific. As a student, you will have access to cutting edge research that reflects the contemporary reality of the region.

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Jon Fraenkel

Jon Fraenkel is a Visiting Fellow with the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program and a Professor of Comparative Politics in the School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International...

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James Batley

James Batley joined Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs in 1984. In the early part of his career he was posted to Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. From 1997-1999 he was Australia’s High Commissioner...

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Avinash Kumar

Dr Avinash Kumar is the Pacific Research Fellow who joined SSGM in December 2015. Dr Kumar graduated with a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the Crawford School of Economics and Government,...

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Bryant Allen

Bryant Allen was born in New Zealand in 1944 and attended primary and secondary school there. He earned a BA degree from Massey University in 1965 and a Master’s degree with 1st class honours in 1969. His thesis was...

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Scott MacWilliam

Dr Scott MacWilliam became a Visiting Fellow in SSGM from July 2012. Previously he lectured in the Department of Management at the Western Australian Institute of Technology, in the School of Social Sciences at...

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