The End of 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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Quinton Devlin, Department of Foreign Affairs

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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ANU and USP Work Together to Advance Thinking on Ocean Governance

SSGM in partnership with the School of Government, Development and International Affairs at the University of the South Pacific held a workshop on ‘Oceans...

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Oceans Governance: Shaping our Future’ Conference.  Image SSGM

State of the Pacific — Slippery Slopes and Rough Rides in Regional Cooperative Endeavours in the Islands

This Discussion Paper results from a speech prepared by Dr Transform Aqorau for the keynote address at the 2016 State of the Pacific Conference, held at ANU 13...

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Transform Aqorau

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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Amanda Watson

Dr. Amanda H A Watson is a Lecturer at the Development Policy Centre of the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University (ANU) and a Visiting Lecturer in Public Policy at the University of Papua...

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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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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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Stewart Firth

Stewart Firth has been a Visiting Fellow at SSGM since 2005. His qualifications are in History and Politics, and his doctoral research focused on the history of German colonial rule in Melanesia, Polynesia and...

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Ronald J May

R J May is an Emeritus Fellow of the University. He was formerly a Senior Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change, RSPAS, and at various times Head of the Department of Political and Social Change,...

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