The geopolitical rationale for climate action

Ahead of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou this month, the US and China jointly announced that they will ratify the Paris Climate Change Accord agreed to in 2015.

Black markets in breast milk

RegNet scholar Julie Smith has been interviewed on SBS’s The Feed on her research which looks into the emerging market for breast milk. The program looks at the obstacles to sharing breast milk in Australia and in the interview Julie discusses the value of breast milk in Australia and argues that by putting a value on breast milk, ‘public policy would be better oriented to help mothers breast feed’.


Prestigious Newton Fellowship Awarded

Linguistic student Matthew Carroll has been awarded a prestigious Newton International Fellowship, a rare opportunity provided to outstanding early career academics to study at an institution in the United Kingdom.
Matthew, a completing PhD student affiliated with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL) at the ANU, has been studying the endangered Papuan language Ngkolmpu, spoken by only 150 people in an area just 10km from the border in West Papua.

State of the Pacific 2016

State of the Pacific 2016 will take place over three days from 13-15 September 2016. State of the Pacific is an annual conference hosted by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program in the Australian National University’s Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. A showcase for research on the Pacific region, it brings together academics, policy makers, business leaders, civil society representatives and the media to discuss current research on the Pacific and to explore the vital links between research and policy.

The Duterte paradox

Is the Philippines heading towards developmental authoritarianism?

This May, tough-talking and controversial former mayor of Davao City, Rodrigo Duterte, romped to victory in the Philippines presidential elections.

Before his win, Duterte had promised to eradicate the Philippines’ endemic crime and corruption, one of the highest in Asia, within 60 days.  Now he is making good on his campaign claim by waging a bloody anti-drug war in a country where a big chunk of the population lives in poverty.

Japan National Parliamentary Fellowships Program

The Australian National University in association with leading Japanese research institutes, is offering an exciting opportunity for recent graduates and current postgraduate students of Australian universities with a strong interest in Japan and Australia-Japan relations. The National Parliamentary Fellowship Program (NPFP) will select up to two fellows for a three month foreign policy- focused research stay in Tokyo, Japan, to commence in mid-February 2017.


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