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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...

Launch of the Department of Pacific Affairs’ observation report on the 2017 Papua New Guinea General Elections

1 April 2019

On 26 March 2019, Professor Betty Lovai, Dean of the University of Papua New Guinea’s (UPNG) School of Humanities and Social Sciences launched the Australian National University’s observation report...

Panel convenor, DPA Research Fellow Dr Kerryn Baker was joined by Honourable Ali’imalemanu Alofa Tuuau (MP, Samoa), Dr Transform Aqorau (a former Chief Executive Officer of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement and a DPA Visiting Fellow) and Sarah Garap (a renowned social and political activist from Papua New Guinea).

Panel on Women’s Political Participation in the Pacific

18 March 2019

On International Women’s Day 2019 a large audience, including a contingent of current male and female Australia Awards scholars, attended a special panel seminar on Pacific women’s political...

Bougainville referendum counting

DPA briefing on the Bougainville independence referendum

19 February 2019

It seems likely that a Bougainville independence referendum will take place, based on the steps the Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Bougainville governments have taken so far, although it is unlikely to...

Department of Pacific Affairs and University of Hawaii take lead on new ‘China in the Pacific’ volume

13 February 2019

For nearly a year the Department of Pacific Affairs’ (DPA) Dr Graeme Smith has been collaborating with the University of Hawaii’s Professor Terrence Wesley-Smith on a new book looking at the...

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CAP fellows receive Australia Day honours

1 February 2019

Two academics from The Australian National University (ANU) College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) have been appointed as Members of the Order of Australia for services to the Asia Pacific. Dr Peter...

Bell School Professor elected President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia

16 January 2019

Edward Aspinall, Professor in the Department of Political and Social Change has recently been elected as President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia. He joins a long list of esteemed ANU...

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...

Postgraduate Information Evening

8 November 2018

Considering graduate study in 2019? Explore your Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs study options at ANU Postgraduate Information Evening. Coral Bell School staff will be there to discuss...

New Caledonia's Independance Referendum

New Caledonia's Independance Referendum

7 November 2018

Visiting Fellow of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, Ambassador William Fisher (retired), former Ambassador to France and Consul in New Caledonia provides valuable insights into the internal...

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