The Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies was established in August 1995 with funding from the Governments of Australia and New Zealand.  As part of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, the Center offers a program of courses about Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific in such disciplines as history, government, international affairs, sociology, literature, and fine arts. 

Announcements:

  • Thanks Eric
    February 15, 2019
  • The Smaller States Handbook 2019
    January 30, 2019
    Students enrolled in Smaller States and Peacemaking (2018) worked to create a handbook that details the opportunities and challenges faced by smaller states who engage in peacemaking. Check out the handbook here.
  • The Special One: Australia, Ireland and the US Working Visa Fight
    January 10, 2019
    Professor Alan Tidwell discusses the competition between Australia and Ireland in the US Congress over access to the E3 visa. In the end, Australia successfully defended its sole access to this working visa.
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    “Pacific Partnerships”
    January 3, 2019
    New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Georgetown Address, in partnership with the Center for Australian, New Zealand & Pacific Studies.
  • Australia, China and the changing geopolitics of the Pacific Islands
    November 19, 2018
    The Pacific Islands is an increasingly crowded and complex region; it faces multifaceted security challenges and a range of external powers are seeking to influence it. This presentation, by Dr. Joanne Wallis, will focus on the increased presence of China in the Pacific Islands, and consider the challenges this poses to the region, and to Australia, New Zealand, the United States and France, which have traditionally been the most important external powers.