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PhD graduate Philip Mitna

ANU graduates the first PNG police PhD

19 July 2019

Recently promoted to Chief Superintendent by the Minister of Policy, Philip Mitna becomes the first Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary (RPNGC) employee to hold a PhD when he graduates from The...

Collin Beck, Joanne Wallis and James Batley

Understanding how the ‘Pacific’ fits into the ‘Indo-Pacific’

10 July 2019

The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC), Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) and National Security College (NSC) of the Australian National University (ANU) recently hosted officials, public...

Indigenous diplomacy researchers

ANU to offer inaugural course in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander diplomacy

31 May 2019

Indigenous diplomatic practices have existed continuously on the Australian continent for tens of thousands of years, governing relations between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Clans and Nations...

Protecting children on the move

28 May 2019

A refugee camp is not the easiest place to conduct field research, but when you are exploring how best to protect children during their migration journey, that is where the need is greatest. Olivia...

Leveraging power at the UN

28 May 2019

We’re in a secure room of the Australian Mission at UN Headquarters, on a chilly December day in New York. No electronic equipment is permitted – no laptops, no mobiles, no cameras – but we do have...

Rebecca Gidley and Prajak Kongkirati

ANU illiberalism conference attracts Southeast Asian academics to return to Canberra

12 April 2019

Top graduates from The Australian National University (ANU) have returned to campus to discuss the state of liberal democracy in Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar at the ‘Entrenched illiberalism in...

Michael Byrne in Belize

Territorial disputes in Belize - insights from an intern

26 February 2019

BY MICHAEL BYRNE Michael Byrne is a Master of Diplomacy student currently undertaking an internship in Belize. Here he updates us on his experiences so far. Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to...

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The RAMSI Legacy for Policing in the Pacific Region

2 January 2019

Approximately one-fifth of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) Participating Police Force (PPF) comprised police from 13 Pacific Island countries, referred to as the Pacific...

A time of celebration for our 2018 graduates

17 December 2018

On Friday, 14 December, the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs bid a fond farewell and good luck to 118 new graduates. We bid adieu to 38 undergraduate students from the Bachelor of Pacific...

PNG woman with bruised eye

Family protection legislation in PNG - new pilot research

17 December 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...

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