The department is a leader in the training of the next generation of scholars in the field of Asian politics and society in Australia, offering world-class graduate research programs.
The breadth of our research expertise, as well as our engagement with policy issues is illustrated by the projects managed by our academic community. Our research projects range from transitional justice in Cambodia and local politics in Southeast Asia, to election system redesign in the Philippines and women’s substantive representation in rural Chinese community government.
Our faculty, researchers and students grapple every day with the most pressing issues facing Asian politics and society. Our research strengthens links between industry, government and other research institutions around the world, placing our academic community at the forefront of international dialogue surrounding the key challenges of the region.
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Advanced Middle-Income Countries in the Indo-Pacific Region - Big Challenges Ahead
Investigate the complexities of the Indo-Pacific's Advanced Middle-Income Countries (AMICs) with Dr William Cole. As these nations experience rapid growth, they confront challenges including political dynamics and climate change, which stall development. Dr Cole will present a framework to assess these obstacles and potential opportunities. He'll consider the role of developed economies postaid graduation and suggest possible reforms.