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PIPSA 2019

DPA partners with University of New Caledonia to co-convene PIPSA conference, ‘Democracy, Sovereignty and Self-Determination in the Pacific Islands’

11 July 2019

From 25 – 27 June 2019, the Australian National University Department of Pacific Affairs and the University of New Caledonia LARJE Centre co-convened the PIPSA (Pacific Islands Political Studies...

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...

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...

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...

Pacific Research Colloquium 2018

29 November 2018

From 26 November until 7 December DPA hosted 21 early career researchers from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, for the 2018 Pacific Research Colloquium (PRC). For almost...

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/...

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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