ANU ranked 1st in Australia, top 20 globally.

ANU ranked 1st in Australia, top 20 globally.

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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

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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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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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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Margaret Keen

Dr Meg Keen joined SSGM in 2015; she has a professional background in South Pacific resource management, regionalism, development and intelligence/security. Meg has been a senior analyst in the Oceania Branch of the...

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Nicole Haley

Nicole Haley

Dr Nicole Haley joined SSGM in 2006 and was appointed Convenor of the Program in January 2010. Nicole originally came to ANU in 1994 and graduated with a PhD in Anthropology in May 2003. Her thesis entitled Ipakana...

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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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