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Monday, March 25, 2013

State of the Pacific Conference - Canberra 25-26 June 2013

The State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program at The Australian
National University will be hosting the inaugural State of the Pacific
conference on 25-26
June 2013 in Canberra.

The aim of the conference is to bring together academics,
parliamentarians, policy makers, business leaders, civil society
representatives and the media to share and discuss policy-relevant issues
and research on and about the Pacific region.

The conference will be structured around the following three themes:

• State of Democracy (including such things as elections, new states,
• Challenges Facing Small Island States (including issues to do with
viability, climate change, migration) and
• Land (including livelihoods and food security)

In addition there will be a session on New Directions in Research to
showcase recent PhD research and other new research initiatives on Pacific

More information will be released shortly.

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