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

ANU graduates rated Australia's most employable

Graduates from The Australian National University (ANU) have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers...

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Urbanisation in Honiara: Managing Change, Creating Opportunities

Pacific Island cities have some of the most rapid rates of urbanisation in the world, attracting rural migrants, particularly youth, in search of a better life...

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SSGM image, Honiara City Council sign

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

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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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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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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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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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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