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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...

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...

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 solidarity crucial to end exploitation, says Pacific Community head

18 February 2019

Regional solidarity is crucial for Pacific Island nations to curb the influence of powerful external actors, said Dr Colin Tukuitonga at The Australian National University (ANU) in February. Dr...

Is the Indo-Pacific just a geographic region, or something more?

21 December 2018

The Australian Government’s use of the terms ‘Indo-pacific’ and ‘rules-based-order’ have come under question at the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) meeting held recently...

ASEAN must provide vision: former Indonesian foreign minister

12 December 2018

Former Indonesian foreign minister Dr Marty Natalegawa has challenged the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) to provide leadership and vision or risk regressing at the Australian launch of his...

How to leverage power and influence on the UN Security Council: Briefing the incoming elected members.

5 December 2018

As a popular political saying goes, “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” There are 188 UN member states that are not permanent members of the UN Security Council. When a country serves...

Signed hypothetical Ceasefire Agreement

Students conduct in-class peace negotiation simluation

2 November 2018

By student correspondents Mikaela Knight, Georgia Ibbett and Oskah Dunnin. First year undergraduate students in the course ‘Peacebuilding and conflict resolution - INTR1022’ have conducted peace...

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