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Thomas Paterson during the SDSC facilitated study tour Operation Oboe

SDSC Graduate now writing on the world stage

19 July 2019

Thomas Paterson will be receiving his Master of Strategic Studies (MSS) degree today, marking the celebration of two very busy and transformative years. Initially uninterested in tertiary education...

Jeremy with his mascot, Bob, the cranky dinosaur

Farewell to Jeremy (and Bob the cranky dinosaur)

11 July 2019

Imagine, if you will, a young American scholar straight from the deepest, darkest depths of winter in Minnesota. Associate Professor Jeremy Youde steps off the plane into 45 degrees, straight from a...

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...

Russell Offices, Canberra

Professor John Blaxland selected to write official ASD history

9 July 2019

From ‘ASD is Making History’ available at: https://www.asd.gov.au/speeches/20190708-asd-is-making-history.htm One of Australia’s most experienced and respected military historians will tell the top...

Joint Task Group Commander, Air Commodore Richard Owen, Professor John Blaxland, Ms Imogen Mathew and Dr Bec Strating on HMAS Canberra during the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE19).

A truly Indo-Pacific Endeavour

9 July 2019

Described by Joint Task Force Commander, Air Commodore Richard Owen as “one of the most important annual activities of the Australian Defence Force”, Indo-Pacific Endeavour (IPE19) is part of...

Malcolm Davis

Alumni profile - Malcolm Davis, ASPI Senior Analyst

28 June 2019

Since graduating with a Master of Arts (Strategic Studies) from The Australian National University (ANU) in 1997, Malcolm Davis’ career within strategic and defence policy has gone from strength to...

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...

New Research Report – New Zealand’s Recognised Employer Scheme (RSE): 10 Year Longitudinal Case Study

13 June 2019

A new research report, authored by Dr Rochelle Bailey, is now available. It reports on the findings of a 10-year longitudinal study of 22 ni-Vanuatu temporary migrant labourers participating in New...

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