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Poster spreading awareness regarding violence against women in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Photo by: Lindy Kanan, DPA

Dr Judy Putt discusses low conviction rates in PNG despite high domestic violence rates

9 October 2020

The 2018 Crime and Safety Perceptions Survey in PNG indicated that domestic violence was the third most common crime (in PNG) experienced in the previous 12 months by individuals or someone in their...

PNG researchers share their experiences in film

11 September 2020

In a short film commissioned by the Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) and released here today, five PNG researchers share their experiences of doing research as part of a DPA-led research...

George Floyd was not just killed — he was tortured

25 June 2020

“Well, I saw … what everybody in the world saw, a man being tortured to death while he asked for them to take the knee off the neck because ‘I can’t breathe’.” That is how the lawyer for George Floyd...

Supporting democratic values and institutions in Southeast Asia

12 May 2020

The Department of Political and Social Change (PSC) has received a doubled level of funding from the Australian Government for a wide-ranging research project on Southeast Asia. This supports the...

Appel à contributions : Série PIPSA sur le thème “Démocratie, Souveraineté et Auto-Détermination dans le Pacifique

6 April 2020

[English version below] Le Département des Affaires Pacifiques (DPA) de l’Université Nationale d’Australie (ANU) a le plaisir de lancer un appel à contributions pour son dossier Spécial “PIPSA” à...

Denghua Zhang

Denghua Zhang on Pacific Studies in China

12 February 2020

In the last couple of decades, China’s policy-driven academic research agenda has been a double-edged sword – it both promotes and hinders Pacific research. DPA Research Fellow Denghua Zhang has...

PRC 2019 batch

DPA hosts the most diverse Pacific Research Colloquium ever

13 December 2019

The Pacific Research Colloquium (PRC) is a two-week intensive research training program managed by the Australian National University’s Department of Pacific Affairs. This year, the PRC took place...

Claire Cronin and Ellen Kulumbu

DPA congratulates two graduating PhD students

13 December 2019

On 12 December two DPA students, Claire Cronin and Ellen Kulumbu were awarded PhDs at a ceremony at Llewellyn Hall, ANU. Claire started her PhD candidacy with DPA at the end of July 2011 and her...

Eliorah Malifa

Meet DPA PhD candidate Eliorah Malifa

20 November 2019

The Department of Pacific Affairs’ PhD students come from across Australia and the region. Meet Eliorah Malifa who is doing a thesis on filmmaking in the Pacific. Tell us a little about your...

Scholarships available for the State of the Pacific conference and Oceanic Conference on International Studies

18 November 2019

From Monday 29 June to Wednesday 1 July 2020 ANU’s Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs will host the 9th Biennial Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS). This event will be directly...

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