Call for applications to participate in the 2018 Pacific Research Colloquium

DPA is now calling for applications for the 2018 Pacific Research Colloquium to be held Monday 26 November – Friday 7 December at the ANU

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PRC 2017 participants at APH

New Research Report: The RAMSI Legacy for Policing in the Pacific Region

Supported by the Australian Federal Police, this research project was undertaken in 2017 by a team of researchers from the Department of Pacific Affairs.

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RAMSI cover image

Delivering the Women’s Leadership Initiative

The launch of a new initiative striving to promote women’s leadership in the Pacific has found a key partner in the Department of Pacific Affairs.

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Foreign Minister Julie Bishop launches Women's Leadership Initiative

Researching the Urban Pacific

On the heels of a long-running research program on urbanisation in the Pacific, a recent partnership with the Pacific Island Forum testifies to DPA’s expertise...

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Members of the Urbanisation Workshop

Call for applications to participate in the Papua New Guinea Women in Leadership Support Program

Calling for applications to participate in the Papua New Guinea Women in Leadership Support Program.

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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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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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Kirstie Close-Barry

Kirstie, Deakin University Fellow, completed her PhD in 2014, graduating in October of that year. Her thesis examined the racial and cultural divisions in Fiji through a history of the Methodist mission between 1900...

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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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Kerry Zubrinich

Dr Kerry Zubrinich is a researcher with the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program. For the past 25 years her research has centred on aspects of social life in Melanesia with the peoples of Papua New...

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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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