Undergraduate courses on offer in 2018/19

Students undertaking undergraduate study with the Department of Pacific Affairs work under the guidance of some of the world’s leading experts on the Pacific....

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ANU graduates among the world’s most employable

For the fifth consecutive year, ANU was rated number one in Australia in the Times Higher Education, Global University Employability Ranking.

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Pacific Research Colloquium 2018

The 2018 Pacific Research Colloquium (PRC) will be held from Monday 26 November to Friday 7 December 2018.

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Pacific Research Colloquium 2017 participants. Image DPA

Minister for Foreign Affairs launches the Pacific Research Program

The launch of a new research initiative demonstrates Australia’s growing investment in understanding the Pacific region.

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Pacific Research Program launch with Julie Bishop

ANU and Japan’s Ritsumeikan University to offer dual degree

A new dual degree program has been established between ANU and Ritsumeikan University.

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ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) Professor Shirley Leitch with counterparts from Ritsumeikan University

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 Melanesia and the broader 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 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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Amanda Watson

Dr. Amanda H A Watson is a Lecturer at the Development Policy Centre of the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU) and a Visiting Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Papua...

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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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Stephanie Lawson

Stephanie Lawson is Professor of Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, Sydney, Senior Research Associate, Faculty of Humanities, University of Johannesburg and Honorary Professor with the...

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Julien Barbara

Dr Julien Barbara is a Senior Policy Fellow at the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, having joined SSGM in mid-2013. From November 2013 to December 2016 Julien was also the Convenor of the Centre...

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Colin Wiltshire

Colin Wiltshire is a research fellow in the politics of service delivery at SSGM. His research explores the political economy of budget and expenditure practices in PNG and its implications for development outcomes....

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