Category Archives: ANU PI

Posts related to a member (or alumnus) of the ANU’s Pacific Institute or to an activity based at the ANU.

Comparative perspectives on land – Thinking across the Pacific: Report from the ‘land stream’ of the State of the Pacific Conference (25-26 June 2013)

The Hon Ralph Regenvanu, Minister for Lands, Government of Vanuatu (left), Ms Leisande Otto, World Bank, Vanuatu (middle) and Dr Jim Fingleton, Development Law Consultant participate in the ‘land stream’ panel at SOTP 13, 25 July 2013 (Photo: George Carter). … Continue reading

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Rampaging soldiers at the Moresby medical school: implications for Rudd’s PNG solution

On Sunday 14 July, the day Prime Minister Rudd arrived in PNG, two truckloads of rampaging soldiers attacked medical students at the University of PNG… Continue reading

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China in the Pacific (recent journal articles)

Several journals have recently featured articles on China’s emerging role in the Pacific Islands, including the special issue of Pacific Affairs (Volume 86 No.2, June 2013) on ‘Global Perspectives on Chinese Investment’ (edited by Paul D’Arcy and Graeme Smith): Asian Investment in … Continue reading

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Justice Delivered Locally: Systems, Challenges and Innovations in Solomon Islands

J4P (Justice for the Poor) Research Report, July 2013. by Matthew Allen, Sinclair Dinnen, Daniel Evans and Rebecca Monson. This major report and its related research “…attempts to understand the nature of disputation and sources of grievance affecting rural communities, … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: 2014 Pacific Research Colloquium – Developing Pacific Scholarship

January 28 to February 7, 2014 (Australian National University, Canberra) State Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) is offering twelve scholarship awards to graduate students, scholars and researchers from universities, research institutions, NGOs and other professional bodies in the … Continue reading

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Conflict Management and Resolution: a new course for S2 2013

An exciting new subject is being offered in second semester 2013 as part of the major in Peace, Conflict and War Studies within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. The subject, Conflict Management and Resolution (ASIA 2087), will … Continue reading

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Welcome, Grant Walton!

In April this year, Grant Walton joined the Crawford School of Public Policy’s Development Policy Centre as a Research Fellow. Grant joins the ANU after having completed his PhD in 2012. Grant’s PhD thesis, undertaken in the Department of Resource … Continue reading

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Third International Würm Memorial Symposium honours the late Professor Darrell Tryon

[Photograph: Stefen Würm in 1956.] Date: 17 July 2013 Time: 9:45 for a 10am start to 3:30pm Venue: Chancelry Building #10, Mills room (See the program and venue location) The Würm Symposia were established in 2011 to encourage dialogue between … Continue reading

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Prof. Nick Evans awarded ARC Laureate Fellowship

Professor Nicholas Evans has just been awarded an ARC Laureate Fellowship to pursue research on “the wellsprings of linguistic diversity”. His project “tackles the riddle of why there are so many languages in parts of the world like Australia and … Continue reading

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Pacific issues come under expert gaze

An AusAID account of two recent conferences at the ANU: SSGM’s inaugural State of the Pacific (SOTP 13) and The Development Policy Centre’s PNG and Pacific Update.

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RAMSI: so near and yet so far

This post continues our series looking at the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) as it marks its tenth anniversary (23 July 2003), and… Continue reading

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Two new courses ‘War in the Islands’ and ‘Australia in Oceania’

Two new courses in Pacific History are on offer at the ANU in Second Semester 2013. The first, ‘Australia in Oceania in the 19th and 20th centuries‘ (PASI 2002/6002) asks the question ‘Is Australia another Pacific Island?’ It traverses the … Continue reading

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Local Intermediaries in International Exploration Conference

17-18 July 2013, ANU Commons (download program). “The history of exploration has often been thought of as a heroic drama in which the explorer is the principal narrator and protagonist. This two day conference will discuss exploration as a collective effort … Continue reading

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PhD Scholarship with SSGM Program

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) is seeking a highly motivated student to pursue doctoral research from early 2014. The scholarship provides an opportunity for an outstanding scholar with a background in political science, anthropology, human geography, … Continue reading

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Regional health programs in the Pacific: re-thinking efficiencies

The increased focus on global health seen around the world over the last decade has helped achieve some remarkable gains. At the same time, there… Continue reading

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