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Professor Rajesh Chandra is the Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific. Image SSGM

Tertiary Education in the Pacific – Trends and Issues

12 April 2017

In this knowledge and innovation driven, open and competitive global economy and society, knowledge is the key driver of economic and social development. The Pacific Islands are now firmly integrated...

Gem from the Past

5 April 2017

In his current issue of “Diplomacy’s Public Dimension” Bruce Gregory of George Washington University has cited the Paul Sharp and Geoffrey Wiseman, edited volume, American Diplomacy, (Martinus...

RAMSI: What has it Meant? speaker panel. Image SSGM

RAMSI: What has it Meant?

30 March 2017

After 14 years, the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) will conclude on 30 June 2017. RAMSI was originally deployed in mid-2003 at the invitation of the government of Solomon...

Relief for Rohingyas in Chittagong. Photo: Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hussain

Is ASEAN a newfound voice for the Rohingya?

29 March 2017

The democratisation of Myanmar, culminating in the National League for Democracy’s assumption of power in early 2016, was meant to mark a step forward for the Rohingya. The hopes of the international...

Julie Bishop

Out of order

20 March 2017

What does Australia want from ASEAN? Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop gave a clear answer in her speech in Manila on 16 March. In a memorable phrase, Ms Bishop called for ASEAN to use its ‘...

Global Learning Program

6 March 2017

At the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, we embrace a globally engaged approach to education, to ensure that our graduates are ready practitioners in their field, with a wide network of...

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Tackling human trafficking in ASEAN

2 March 2017

On 6 February, the Philippines became the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to ratify the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and...

Research on the RAMSI Legacy for Pacific Policing

28 February 2017

In 2016 several SSGM scholars commenced work on a major research project exploring the legacy of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) for Pacific policing. Led by ANU College of...

Rohingya refugee. Photo: Steve Gumaer on Flickr

Assessing Indonesia's new decree on refugees

9 February 2017

On 31 December last year, Indonesian President Joko Widodo quietly issued a decree on the handling of refugees, breaking a long held silence on the issue. The pronouncement outlines how relevant...

ANU ranked in the top 10 international universities

1 February 2017

The ANU has been named in the top 10 of the world’s most international universities. The 2017 Times Higher Education international universities rankings has ANU at seventh in the world and...

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