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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ANU ranked in the top 10 international universities

The ANU has been named in the top 10 of the world's most international universities. The 2017 Times Higher Education international universities rankings has...

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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.

Our people

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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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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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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James Fox

James Fox

Professor James J. Fox was educated at Harvard (AB ‘62) and Oxford (B Litt. ‘65, DPhil. ‘68) where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He has taught at various American Universities: Harvard, Cornell, Duke and Chicago and at...

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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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