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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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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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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Armindo Maia

Research Interests: Timor-Leste local history; history of the resistance and independence; Timorese Culture.

Sinclair Dinnen

Dr Sinclair Dinnen joined SSGM in 1996 as a postdoctoral fellow. He has a background in socio-legal studies and completed his PhD at the Australian National University in 1996. His doctoral research...

Susan Dixon

Susan Dixon completed her PhD in the Geography department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her dissertation, entitled Islands on the Edge? Investigating the Geographical Underpinnings of Crisis...

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...

Richard Eves

Dr Richard Eves is an anthropologist who has published widely on issues of social change in PNG. His first book, The Magical Body: Power, Fame and Meaning in a Melanesian Society (1998), is a...

Michelle Nayahamui Rooney

Michelle worked as a national officer in the international development sector in PNG for over ten years. Her experience includes serving as the assistant resident representative (programme) with the...

James Batley

James Batley joined Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs in 1984. In the early part of his career he was posted to Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. From 1997-1999 he was Australia’s...

Theresa Meki

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

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...

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...
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