New Caledonia's Independance Referendum

A revealing insight into the history and internal politics of New Caledonia and its recent independance referendum

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New Caledonia's Independance Referendum

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Postgraduate Information Evening - Start Studying in 2019

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Meet the new Director of the ANU Coral Bell School

Highly respected Professor of International Politics Toni Erskine has joined The Australian National University (ANU) Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs...

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Inside the Coral Bell School | Issue 5 | September 2018

Hear about our latest research 'Inside the Coral Bell School' with an intro from our new Director, Professor Toni Erskine.

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Inside the Coral Bell School - Research newsletter

The ANU Department of Political and Social Change is a leading centre for the study of Asian politics and society. We have considerable depth of expertise on the political and social dynamics of the countries of Asia, in particular Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Korea and China, including the highest concentration of academic staff and PhD students specialising in Indonesian politics outside of Indonesia itself. Academic specialisations include democratisation, national and local politics, gender, conflict and conflict resolution, religious politics and political theory.

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Katrin Travouillon

I first visited Cambodia in 2005 and spent half a year in a small rural village to conduct a survey for an international development organization. I have been fascinated by the country, its people and the language...

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Amrita Malhi

Dr Amrita Malhi is a Visiting Fellow in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University. Amrita is a Historian of Southeast Asia, with a primary interest in Islam, shifting...

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Damanhuri Muhammad

Damanhuri specialises in Islamic studies in Indonesia. His interest is in Islamic law and Religious Authority in Madura and this was the topic of his Bachelor’s degree at Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University in...

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Anita Chan

Anita Chan

Biographical Statement

Anita Chan was born and educated in Hong Kong. She received her first degree at the University of Hong Kong and Masters degrees at York University (Toronto) and the School of Oriental and...

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Norman Ohira

Norman Ohira, is from Kerinci, Jambi Province, in Indonesia. He has joined the Department of Political and Social Change as a visiting fellow for one year through the Partnership in Islamic Education Scheme (PIES)...

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Contemporary China Centre

The Contemporary China Centre was set up in 1970 at The Australian National University as a research facility concerned with scholarly social science analysis of post-1949 China. In 2010, the Centre merged with the Department of Political & Social Change.

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