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Meet the new Director of the ANU Coral Bell School

12 October 2018

Highly respected Professor of International Politics Toni Erskine has joined The Australian National University (ANU) Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs as its new Director and hit the ground...

DPA at the 8th FSM National Women’s Conference in Pohnpei in August 2018

DPA’s Significant Contribution to 8th FSM National Women’s Conference in Pohnpei in August 2018

27 September 2018

DPA Head of Department Nicole Haley was recently honoured with one of only two international keynote addresses at the 8th National Women’s Conference of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) held in...

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/...

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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...

Bell School mid-year graduates

A time of celebration for our mid-year graduates

13 July 2018

On Friday, 13 July, the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs bid farewell and good luck to 75 graduates across eight degree programs. Amongst them were seven PhD scholars, seven undergraduates...

Stop violence against women and girls in PNG - UN Women

Do No Harm: Findings from PNG & Solomon Islands

16 May 2018

It has often been assumed that improving women’s access to income-generating activities would lead automatically to more general empowerment, the theory being that an increased income would improve...

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Green Turtle Dreaming

16 May 2018

In her new book chapter on the Indonesian and Australian women bridging the divides between their cultures, Virginia Hooker devises a metaphor centred on the concept of the Green Turtle. Just as...

Ruth Dobson Scholarship presentation

Ruth Dobson Scholarship presentation speech by Robyn Mudie, DFAT

21 March 2018

Transcript of speech by Robyn Mudie, Executive Director, DFAT Diplomatic Academy, given on Tuesday 6 March 2018 on the occasion of presenting the inaugural Ruth Dobson Scholarship to Sally Swinnen....

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop launches Women's Leadership Initiative

Delivering the Women’s Leadership Initiative

21 February 2018

The Women’s Leadership Initiative was recently launched by Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop at Parliament House in Canberra. The Department of Pacific Affairs’ (DPA) excellence in research on...

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