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An unfolding humanitarian emergency

11 November 2017

The Australian government formally closed the Manus Regional Processing Centre on 31 October. The MRPC was an offshore immigration detention facility at a naval base on Manus Island in northern Papua...

Dr. Tristan Moss with Major General Michael Jeffery (picture on the left) and Dr. Moss talking at the event (picture on the right)

Dr Tristan Moss's book launched by Major General Michael Jeffery

1 November 2017

Former Governor General, Major General Michael Jeffery, has launched Dr Tristan Moss’s book Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951 – 1975. The book explores the long...

Pacific Research Program launch with Julie Bishop

Minister for Foreign Affairs launches the Pacific Research Program

24 October 2017

On Tuesday 24 October the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, launched the Pacific Research Program. The PRP is a consortium led by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia...

Deborah receiving the award (with Air Vice Marshal Roxley McLennan (Retd), who presented the award on the right, and USI President, Major General Mike Crane (Retd) on the left).

SDSC PhD candidate Deborah Jeppesen awarded the Royal United Services Institute of Australia Leo Mahoney Bursary

3 October 2017

Deborah Jeppesen, who is undertaking her PhD at SDSC under Dr. Aurore Chow, has been awarded the Royal United Services Institute of Australia Leo Mahoney Bursary. The award was made on the basis of...

Diplomacy throws open its doors

6 September 2017

Diplomatic negotiations tend to be much franker behind closed doors at the United Nations Security Council. Those early experiences, attending formal and informal meetings as a researcher at the...

Being a good neighbour: Australia in Asia

14 August 2017

Re-imagining Australia’s relationships with its neighbours poses no small challenge. Yet, a panel of academics from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre took up just that question at the...

Regional roundup spotlights Australia’s key relationships

11 August 2017

In trying to understand what kind of neighbour Australia wants to be in the Asia-Pacific, a regional roundup is as good as any. Speaking at the Australian National University’s annual Australia 360...

Senator Penny Wong at the Australia 360 event.

Labor's foreign policy navigates international disruption

9 August 2017

A 360-degree scan is as necessary in taking one’s policy bearings as it is in determining one’s geospatial position. Speaking at Australia 360 on Tuesday, an annual event hosted by the Coral Bell...

Recognising women voices in the Australian national security debate

26 May 2017

Delivering an address on 22 May 2017 at the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, based at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ms...

Politics and International Studies at ANU jumps to 6th place in 2017 QS Rankings

19 April 2017

The 2017 QS World University Rankings has seen Politics and International Studies at ANU move from 8th place in the world to 6th place. It is the third year in a row that ANU has been ranked among...

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