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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...

Kioloa Beach

From Hot War to Cool Oceans: ANU Wargames at Kioloa

5 April 2019

By: Dr Andrew Carr, Program Convenor of the Master of Strategic Studies at the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre. ANU Master of Strategic Studies students have just completed their annual...

William Austin (Bill) Standish

4 April 2019

Pacific – especially Papua New Guinea – colleagues of Bill Standish were shocked and saddened by his death on Sunday 31 March. For some fifty years Bill has been one of the very best informed and...

Launch of DPA’s 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...

Peter John Elder

29 March 2019

Our colleague, Peter Elder, passed away on Sunday, the 24th of March. He was well past 92 years and until recently –when we shifted to the new corridor – Peter would come in regularly each day to...

Book Launch- Meighen McCrae (with Evelyn Goh, Toni Erskine and Major General Mick Ryan)

Coalition Strategy and the End of the First World War

25 March 2019

On 21st March, the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs was delighted to share in the celebration and launch of Dr Meighen McCrae’s new book Coalition Strategy and the End of the First World War...

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...

Michael Byrne in Belize

Territorial disputes in Belize - insights from an intern

26 February 2019

BY MICHAEL BYRNE Michael Byrne is a Master of Diplomacy student currently undertaking an internship in Belize. Here he updates us on his experiences so far. Earlier this year, I was lucky enough to...

2019 cohort RU-ANU

Our first cohort of dual-degree students commences

26 February 2019

Last week the Bell School welcomed its first students into the Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Affairs, an innovative new dual degree program with Ritsumeikan University in Japan. This Orientation Week...

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...

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