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Session 3 at the Bougainville Symposium

Bougainville & Papua New Guinea on the Eve of the Referendum

15 October 2019

On 10 October 2019, the ANU Department of Pacific Affairs hosted a symposium entitled, Bougainville & Papua New Guinea on the Eve of the Referendum. The event brought together players in the...

Theresa Meki

Meet DPA PhD candidate Theresa Meki

13 September 2019

The Department of Pacific Affairs’ PhD students come from across Australia and the region. Meet one who is nearing the submission of her thesis, Theresa Meki. Tell us a little about your background...

Japan Update 2019

Changing immigration stance in focus at 2019 Japan Update

4 September 2019

Japan’s rethink on immigration in the face of an impending labour force crisis was in the spotlight at The Australian National University’s annual Japan Update on Wednesday 4 September. In the...

Australia 360

Australia 360 – exploring the big issues that confront us

4 September 2019

Young leaders and professionals gathered with leading researchers, thinkers and practitioners in the majestic Gandel Hall at the National Gallery of Australia on Wed 21 August to take a closer look...

'The Inexhaustible' by Marieka Hambledon, 128x89.6cm - Acrylic on Canvas

Painting a portrait of determination - literally

28 August 2019

This stunning portrait of women’s rights campaigner and Bell School PhD candidate Susan Hutchinson has made the finals of the prestigious Kennedy Art Prize. The portrait by Australian painter...

STST2020- Visit to SSC Thailand. Photo credit: Ashley Rogge

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...

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