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Studying Southeast Asia's Security Choices

29 July 2019

Created and led by Professor John Blaxland and Dr Greg Raymond of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC), the New Colombo Plan (NCP) funded course was a “tour de force” of in-depth knowledge...

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...

Mitna and Kramer

DPA PhD graduate Philip Mitna promoted to Chief Superintendent

20 June 2019

The Department of Pacific Affairs would like to congratulate Philip Mitna for being conferred the rank of Chief Superintendent by the new Papua New Guinea Police Minister Bryan Kramer. Philip Mitna...

Understanding Oceania

ANU VC launches Understanding Oceania

15 June 2019

During his 11-14 June 2019 visit to Suva Professor Brian Schmidt, Australian National University Vice Chancellor launched Understanding Oceania, a book edited by DPA’s Stewart Firth and the...

Indigenous diplomacy researchers

ANU to offer inaugural course in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander diplomacy

31 May 2019

Indigenous diplomatic practices have existed continuously on the Australian continent for tens of thousands of years, governing relations between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Clans and Nations...

Scholarship for Asia-Pacific research

28 May 2019

Ruth Daroesman Graduate Study Grant Are you a postgraduate student or HDR candidate planning to undertake study or research in Asia and the Pacific? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the Ruth...

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...

Creating a future beyond borders : Innovative dual degree program commences in Japan with Ritsumeikan University’s College of Global Liberal Arts

23 April 2019

Earlier this month students commencing in Japan in the dual-degree program were welcomed by the Ritsumeikan University. The Bell School at ANU has partnered with the College of Global Liberal Arts at...

Rebecca Gidley and Prajak Kongkirati

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...

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