Regional roundup spotlights Australia’s key relationships

Speaking at the Australian National University’s annual Australia 360 event last Tuesday, a panel of academics broke down Australia’s key regional...

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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

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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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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Miranda Forsyth

Miranda Forsyth is a Fellow at SSGM in the College of Asia and Pacific at ANU. In February 2011 she commenced a three year ARC Discovery funded project to investigate the impact of intellectual property laws on...

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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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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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Avinash Kumar

Dr Avinash Kumar is the Pacific Research Fellow who joined SSGM in December 2015. Dr Kumar graduated with a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the Crawford School of Economics and Government,...

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