The Department of Pacific Affairs at the ANU is hosting an online conference honouring Emeritus Fellow Ron J. May’s contribution to research, writing and thinking about Papua New Guinea on 16 September and 01 October 2021. DPA is currently developing an edited collection of papers – a Festschrift – celebrating Ron’s work. Those papers, authored by scholars from Papua New Guinea and scholars of Papua New Guinea based in Australia and New Zealand, will be presented and discussed at the conference.
An oceanic engine-room? Leaders of a global island alliance? What could the Pacific of the future look like? Join five of DPA’s newest PhD scholars in this fast-paced session exploring the possibilities the next generation of Pacific thinkers envisage for our blue continent.
Each presenter will give a short presentation answering the question: In your ideal world, what could the Pacific of the future look like?