2016 Samoa Election Domestic Observation Report

On Friday 4 March 2016, Samoa conducted its 15th general election since independence in 1962. The 2016 general election was particularly significant because of...

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2016 Samoa Election Domestic Observation Report

DPA Postgraduate Colloquium

DPA’s Postgraduate Colloquium will take place on the 29th and 30th November, at Hedley-Bull Lecture Theatre 2.

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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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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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David Hegarty

David Hegarty is a Visiting Fellow in the State, Society & Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program, College of Asia-Pacific, ANU. He was formerly Convenor and Senior Fellow of the SSGM research and outreach...

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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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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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Rochelle Bailey

Rochelle-Lee Bailey

Rochelle Bailey, joined SSGM as a Research Fellow to work on labour migration issues. Rochelle has conducted eight years of ethnographic research on Pacific labour mobility while researching New Zealand’s Recognised...

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Thiago Oppermann

Thiago Oppermann joined SSGM in 2013 as a Research Fellow. His principal research focuses on the interactions between villagers and the state in Bougainville. Core aspects of this program include characterising the...

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