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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Scott MacWilliam

Dr Scott MacWilliam became a Visiting Fellow in SSGM in July 2012. Previously he lectured in the Department of Management at the Western Australian Institute of Technology, in the School of Social...

George Carter

George is a doctoral candidate in the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program at the Australian National University working on the topic Pacific Islands’ coalitions and diplomacy in...

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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...

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Dr Kerry Zubrinich is a researcher with the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program. For the past 25 years her research has centred on aspects of social life in Melanesia with the peoples...

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Stephen started his PhD candidacy with SSGM at in April 2014. Stephen graduated from Flinders University in 1999 with a Bachelor of International Studies majoring in Asian Studies, Politics/...

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da H A Watson is a Visiting Fellow with the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University. Her PhD thesis...

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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,...

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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...
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Roannie was appointed as the Pasifika Outreach and Research Fellow in 2011. This is a joint position with SSGM and the Dean’s Office, College of Asia and the Pacific. Her current work involves...

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