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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Tackling the region’s policy challenges

New issue of Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies confronts key policy concerns

From simmering tensions in the South China Sea, to fledging democracy in Myanmar, and developing relationships between China and Pacific Island nations – the Asia-Pacific region is a rapidly-changing region presenting serious challenges for policymakers.

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Do No Harm Bougainville Research

Richard Eves’ recent fieldwork in Bougainville advances SSGM’s collaboration with the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) on women’s economic empowerment.

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Bougainville Young Women’s Leadership Research

The Bougainville Young Women’s Leadership Research report, launched at the State of the Pacific conference in September, was the outcome of a research collaboration between Richard Eves, head of SSGM’s Gender, Health, Social Development and Migration cluster, the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) and the Bougainville Women’s Federation.

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Joint district assessments and political context analysis in PNG

In partnership with CARE PNG, Colin Wiltshire, Thiago Oppermann and Theresa Meki have recently undertaken joint district assessments and political context analysis in Menyamya District and Gumine District, Papua New Guinea.

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Pacific Research Colloquium 2016

The Pacific Research Colloquium (PRC) is one of the most significant activities that the SSGM program organises each year. It is part of SSGM’s broader commitment to building social science research skills in the Pacific, including Papua and Timor-Leste.

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Students undertaking a graduate research degree, graduate course work, or undergraduate studies with SSGM work under the guidance of some of the world’s leading experts on Melanesia.

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Phillip Mitna

Research Interests: Politics; international relations; foreign policy; national security. ...

Anthony Regan

Anthony Regan is a constitutional lawyer who specialises in constitutional development as part of conflict resolution. Has lived and worked in Papua New Guinea for 15 years and in Uganda for over...

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)...

Stephen Close

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/...

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...

Peter Elder

Areas of expertise: Comparative Government And Politics, Pacific History (Excl. New Zealand And Maori), Australian History (Excl. Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander History)

Bryant Allen

Bryant Allen was born in New Zealand in 1944 and attended primary and secondary school there. He earned a BA degree from Massey University in 1965 and a Master’s degree with 1st class honours in 1969...

Timothy Sharp

Dr Timothy Sharp joined SSGM in 2013 as a Research Fellow. He has a background in environmental planning, and completed his PhD in human geography within SSGM in 2012.

Kerry Zubrinich

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...

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...
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