ANU and USP Work Together to Advance Thinking on Ocean Governance

SSGM in partnership with the School of Government, Development and International Affairs at the University of the South Pacific held a workshop on ‘Oceans...

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Oceans Governance: Shaping our Future’ Conference.  Image SSGM

State of the Pacific — Slippery Slopes and Rough Rides in Regional Cooperative Endeavours in the Islands

This Discussion Paper results from a speech prepared by Dr Transform Aqorau for the keynote address at the 2016 State of the Pacific Conference, held at ANU 13...

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Transform Aqorau

ANU graduates rated Australia's most employable

Graduates from The Australian National University (ANU) have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers...

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Urbanisation in Honiara: Managing Change, Creating Opportunities

Pacific Island cities have some of the most rapid rates of urbanisation in the world, attracting rural migrants, particularly youth, in search of a better life...

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SSGM image, Honiara City Council sign

Chega! Ten Years On: A Neglected National Resource

New report released presenting key findings of a project that assesses some dimensions of Chega!’s impact in Timor-Leste

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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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Jack Corbett

Jack Corbett joined SSGM in 2012 as a Postdoctoral Fellow; in early 2014 he joined Griffith University but remains a “Visitor” for SSGM. His research interests include political leadership and biography in the...

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Kirstie Close-Barry

Kirstie, Deakin University Fellow, completed her PhD in 2014, graduating in October of that year. Her thesis examined the racial and cultural divisions in Fiji through a history of the Methodist mission between 1900...

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James Fox

James Fox

Professor James J. Fox was educated at Harvard (AB ‘62) and Oxford (B Litt. ‘65, DPhil. ‘68) where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has taught at various American Universities: Harvard, Cornell, Duke and Chicago and at...

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Sinclair Dinnen

Dr Sinclair Dinnen joined SSGM in 1996 as a postdoctoral fellow. He has a background in socio-legal studies and completed his PhD at the Australian National University in 1996. His doctoral research was undertaken in...

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Matthew Allen

Matthew Allen

Matthew Allen joined SSGM as a Fellow in November 2012. Prior to that he spent five years with the Resource Management in Asia-Pacific Program (RMAP), also in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. Matthew works at...

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