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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RAMSI: What has it Meant?

After 14 years, the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) will conclude on 30 June 2017

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RAMSI: What has it Meant? speaker panel. Image SSGM

Research on the RAMSI Legacy for Pacific Policing

In 2016 several SSGM scholars commenced work on a major research project exploring the legacy of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) for...

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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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Kerryn Baker

Kerryn Baker

Kerryn is a Research Fellow in Pacific Politics with SSGM. Her PhD thesis, submitted in 2014, examined campaigns for parliamentary gender quotas in the Pacific Islands region, with case studies in Samoa, Papua New...

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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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Vicki Luker

I work for The Journal of Pacific History and lecture in Pacific and Asian History in the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program within the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National...

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Douglas Porter

Dr Doug Porter is an Adjunct Professor, SSGM at the ANU. He graduated with a Masters first class Honours from the University of Waikato, and was awarded the Sir John Crawford Prize for his PhD at ANU. Doug is...

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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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