Former Solomon Islands Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo to visit SSGM

Former Solomon Islands Prime Minister - and ANU alumnus* - Gordon Darcy Lilo will be spending four weeks as a Pacific Visitor with the Coral Bell School’s State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program. The visit will take place from 24 May until 21 June. Lilo will be using his time with SSGM to reflect, and to work with SSGM and other scholars, on a range of issues of contemporary relevance to Solomon Islands including developments in politics and public administration; RAMSI and its legacy; the economy; and Solomon Islands and its place in the world. Advice on specific aspects of his program will be circulated on SSGM’s mailing list and also posted on this website.

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Do No Harm: Understanding the Relationship Between Women’s Economic Empowerment and Violence Against Women in Melanesia

Richard Eves has just returned from five weeks in Papua New Guinea, where he undertook fieldwork as part of the project, Do No Harm: Understanding the Relationship Between Women’s Economic Empowerment and Violence Against Women in Melanesia, a collaboration between SSGM and the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA). Richard supervised the team of three researchers from Bougainville — Steven Simiha, Irene Subalik and Genevieve Kouro, all of whom attended SSGM’s Pacific Research Colloquium earlier in the year. The team visited Jiwaka, Chimbu, Eastern Highlands Provinces and Port Moresby, to interview women and men about how income was managed in the family and whether disagreements over this resulted in violence. The team completed over two hundred interviews, including one hundred with women. Findings from the comprehensive fieldwork conducted under the Do No Harm research project will be presented in a number of research publications over the next twelve months.

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Pacific Research Colloquium 2017

Pacific Research Colloquium 2017 applications are now open.

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Research skills training for the Vanuatu Law Commission

Miranda Forsyth and Anthony Regan are in Vanuatu to deliver a training course for staff of the Vanuatu Law Commission to develop research skills that support the development of evidence-based policy.

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ANU ranked number one in Australia for politics and international studies

The latest world subject rankings have strengthened the ANU position as among the best universities of the world and the top university in Australia.

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The Canberra Pasifika Film Festival 19-20 February 2016

ANU Pasifika Australia is hosting the Canberra Pasifika Film Festival. The festival will take place on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 February 2016 in the Hedley Bull Centre, ANU.

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Kerryn Baker

Kerryn is a Research Fellow in Pacific Politics with SSGM. Her PhD thesis, submitted in 2014, examined campaigns for parliamentary gender quotas in the Pacific Islands region, with case studies in...

Daniel Evans

Daniel has had a long-term association with Melanesia, having previously lived and worked in Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea. His past roles have spanned criminal law, legal sociology,...

Priya Chattier

Priya Chattier joined SSGM as a Pacific Research Fellow in April 2014. Prior to joining SSGM, she pioneered and headed the University of the South Pacific’s first-ever Gender Studies programme. She...

Matthew Allen

With an academic background in human geography and political science, Matthew has lived and worked extensively in the countries of Melanesia. He has conducted long-term fieldwork in Vanuatu (1997)...

Claire Cronin

Claire started her PhD candidacy with SSGM at the end of July 2011. Claire graduated from the University of Oxford in 2001 with a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature, and from the University...

Denghua Zhang

Denghua Zhang became a PhD student with SSGM in January 2014. He had a decade long career as a public servant in China before coming to ANU to pursue a higher degree. He worked in the Pacific region...

Miranda Forsyth

Miranda Forsyth is a Fellow at SSGM in the College of Asia and Pacific at ANU. In February 2011 she commenced a three year ARC Discovery funded project to investigate the impact of intellectual...

Scott Robertson

Scott’s doctoral thesis examines the way in which citizenship is being contested in contemporary New Caledonia since the signing of the Noumea Accord in 1998.

Theresa Meki

Research Interests: PNG politics; women's participation in Melanesia's electoral politics. ...

Lincy Pendeverana

Research Interests: Relationships between social, political, economic and environmental change in Melanesia; resource management and conflict; urbanisation; agrarian change and rural development;...
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