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Pacific Research Colloquium 2018

29 November 2018

From 26 November until 7 December DPA hosted 21 early career researchers from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, for the 2018 Pacific Research Colloquium (PRC). For almost...

Meg and Umut recognised for teaching excellence

27 November 2018

Professor Michael Wesley, Dean of The Australian National University (ANU) College of Asia and the Pacific, honoured five exceptional teaching staff at the College as part of the 2018 Awards for...

Three Bell School students among ANU New Colombo Plan recipients

27 November 2018

Three Bell School undergrad students are among eight students from The Australian National University who have been awarded New Colombo Plan scholarships to undertake study in countries in our region...

Australia steps up its Pacific pivot

20 October 2018

BY JOANNE WALLIS The level of Australian strategic interest in the Pacific islands is reaching a height not seen since concerns about perceived state ‘failure’ in the Solomon Islands motivated...

DPA at the 8th FSM National Women’s Conference in Pohnpei in August 2018

DPA’s Significant Contribution to 8th FSM National Women’s Conference in Pohnpei in August 2018

27 September 2018

DPA Head of Department Nicole Haley was recently honoured with one of only two international keynote addresses at the 8th National Women’s Conference of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) held in...

Climate Change Adaptation in the Federated States of Micronesia

9 August 2018

Department of Pacific Affairs’ Visiting Fellow, Gonzaga (Zag) Puas, is leading a climate change adaptation project in collaboration with the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Department of Health...

2016 Karkar Island Bilum Festival, PNG. Photo credit: @ShaunGessler

Save the dates 10-12 September 2018. State of the Pacific is back

6 July 2018

Department of Pacific Affairs’ biennial State of the Pacific (SOTP) conference will take place from 10-12 September 2018 at the Australian National University in Canberra. A Pacific Research Program...

Stop violence against women and girls in PNG - UN Women

Do No Harm: Findings from PNG & Solomon Islands

16 May 2018

It has often been assumed that improving women’s access to income-generating activities would lead automatically to more general empowerment, the theory being that an increased income would improve...

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop launches Women's Leadership Initiative

Delivering the Women’s Leadership Initiative

21 February 2018

The Women’s Leadership Initiative was recently launched by Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop at Parliament House in Canberra. The Department of Pacific Affairs’ (DPA) excellence in research on...

Members of the Urbanisation Workshop

Researching the Urban Pacific

21 February 2018

The Pacific islands are rapidly becoming more urbanised, with mounting pressures on infrastructure, services and social relations. The Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) has been running a research...

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