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State of the Pacific opening and keynote addresses

17 September 2018

In this video recorded at the Australian National University (ANU) on the 10th of September 2018, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Secretary-General of the Pacific...

Change in an era of great power rivalry

10 September 2018

“What we have since 2016 is something that none of us alive now have experienced before…a world in which there are three credible, major military powers with global reach.” These words are those of...

Bhavani Kannan receiving her prize for winning the CAP Final of the #3MT competition

Bhavani Kannan Crowned Winner of the 2018 CAP 3MT

10 September 2018

On 23 August, PhD students Eri Kashima, Tuukka Kaikkonen, Christopher Hoy, Bhavani Kannan and Ryan Wong battled for the College of Asia & the Pacific division of the 3 Minute Thesis competition...

In peacetime, why does Sovereignty matter?

31 August 2018

Dr Marigold Black has utilised the opportunity to work in both defence and civilian contexts to inform her primary research of modern conceptualisations of sovereignty. Marigold, a Visiting...

Claiming ‘Victory’

31 August 2018

Dr Meighen McCrae will use her skills as a historian to examine differing notions of victory throughout the First World War to challenge the legacies they have in our modern world. “If you want to...

NBSEAS panel at the ASSA Conference in Sydney in June 2018:  Patrick Jory, Holly High, Nick Cheesman and Lee Morgenbesser.

Bringing serious authors and serious topics on Southeast Asia to the public

31 August 2018

Taking research to the masses, Dr Nick Cheesman hosts a monthly podcast on Southeast Asian studies as part of the New Books Network. Listen to the podcast: http://newbooksnetwork.com/category/...

No small undertaking - Encyclopedia of Diplomacy

31 August 2018

Dr Pauline Kerr, Emeritus Fellow at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy (APCD), hopes to influence holistic understandings of diplomacy with the release of the multi-volume Encyclopedia of...

PNG woman with bruised eye

Family protection legislation in PNG - new pilot research

29 August 2018

Dr Judy Putt explores how family violence in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been impacted by family protection legislation. Over the past decade, a number of Pacific Island nations have introduced...

Girl soldiers of the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Elam (LTTE)

Challenging the stigma against former girl child soldiers

28 August 2018

Case studies on female child soldiers in Sri Lanka and Nepal by Kate Macfarlane find that the social stigma of being a former child soldier is harder to overcome for girls than boys. Rarely do...

Establishing the new Australia-China-Pacific trilateral research network on Pacific studies

28 August 2018

The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) has been awarded a grant of $24,820 by the Australia-China Council to establish a new trilateral research network on Pacific studies. The informal network, to...

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