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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...

2016 Karkar Island Bilum Festival, PNG. Photo credit: @ShaunGessler

Save the dates 10-12 September 2018. State of the Pacific is back

6 July 2018

Department of Pacific Affairs’ biennial State of the Pacific (SOTP) conference will take place from 10-12 September 2018 at the Australian National University in Canberra. A Pacific Research Program...

Public address by the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela

13 June 2018

As part of an official bilateral visit to Australia, the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela, delivered a lecture at ANU on 13 June 2018. The Prime Minister addressed the...

Gold Buddhist statues

YOLO: Insights from Thailand

16 May 2018

Religious worldviews can shape the thinking of senior officials in profound ways - take YOLO, for instance. ‘You only live once’ is an expression encouraging a life lived on the edge. Canadian rapper...

Make America Great Again

Writing Reaction into Theory

16 May 2018

Dr Joseph MacKay was in New York on the night Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. As surprised as anyone, he remembers walking around town for a couple of days afterwards feeling...

Podcasting the Pacific

16 May 2018

The Little Red Podcast began almost by accident in 2016. Dr Graeme Smith had been toying with the idea of a China politics podcast. So, when research on China’s falling gas emissions failed to get...

Buddhists

Convening Sacred Stories

16 May 2018

The ANU Religion Conference convenes every two years, bringing together people of different faiths and academic disciplines united around a central theme with a mind to the divine. This April that...

Green turtle

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...

Members of the Urbanisation Workshop

Researching the Urban Pacific

21 February 2018

The Pacific islands are rapidly becoming more urbanised, with mounting pressures on infrastructure, services and social relations. The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) has been running a research...

Greg Moriarty speaks to incoming students at Strategic & Defence Studies Centre

Special welcome for Master of Strategic Studies students

21 February 2018

On 20 February 2018, the ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt and the Secretary of the Department of Defence, Greg Moriarty welcomed new students to the Master of Strategic Studies at ANU....

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