Jenny Hayward-Jones

Nonresident Fellow, Pacific Islands Program
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Pacific Islands politics; Pacific Islands economic and social development; governance; statebuilding

Jenny Hayward-Jones
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Jenny Hayward-Jones is a Lowy Institute Nonresident Fellow and former Director of the Melanesia Program at the Lowy Institute. Prior to joining the Lowy Institute Jenny was an officer in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for thirteen years, serving in the Australian missions in Vanuatu and Turkey. She worked as Policy Adviser to the Special Coordinator of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands from its inception in July 2003 and in 2004. Jenny holds a BA (Hons) in political science from Macquarie University; her Masters thesis for Monash University focused on governance and political change in Vanuatu. Jenny’s interests focus on Australian policy in the Pacific Islands region, political and social change in Melanesia, and the strategic and economic challenges facing Pacific Islands in the Asian century. She is the author of two Policy Briefs on Fiji and several reports from major conferences on regional issues, on PNG and on Solomon Islands that she has convened in Australia, New Zealand and Solomon Islands.

Beyond Fortress Australia
Interactives
Beyond Fortress Australia
The reality of living in a pandemic has dawned on Australia. Covid cases at the time of writing are high and still climbing. The virus is here to stay. Equally clear is that ring…
Foreign territory: Women in international relations
Reports
Foreign territory: Women in international relations
A three-year study has revealed severe gender imbalances in Australia’s international relations sector, despite some prominent trailblazers.
Morrison in Vanuatu and Fiji: broadening, not deepening
Morrison in Vanuatu and Fiji: broadening, not deepening
Rather than another grand initiative for the Pacific, Scott Morrison should join up policy at home for deeper relations.
Labor’s ambitions in the Pacific
Labor’s ambitions in the Pacific
Australia’s politicians are yet to explain why Pacific nations would want only one partner.
Regional security dilemma in the Pacific
Regional security dilemma in the Pacific
Pacific leaders are openly despairing of Australia’s climate change policy and markedly differ on security priorities.
“Patrons” of the alliance and the missing mates
“Patrons” of the alliance and the missing mates
Australia’s public diplomacy is not advanced by excluding women and failing to recognise diversity.
Papua New Guinea: Seven snapshots of a nation
Analyses
Papua New Guinea: Seven snapshots of a nation
The Lowy Institute has produced seven papers assessing the contemporary challenges facing Papua New Guinea in 2017. Bal Kama , Jenny Hayward-Jones , Paul Barker , Jonathan Pryke …
New Solomon Islands PM will need all the support he can muster
New Solomon Islands PM will need all the support he can muster
As PM, Rick Houenipwela can set the agenda but he can't personally implement every single policy.
RAMSI: Nostalgia must give way to political responsibility in Solomon Islands
RAMSI: Nostalgia must give way to political responsibility in Solomon Islands
RAMSI had no mandate to work on political reform and too few Solomon Islands MPs were interested in using the opportunity to push for much-needed changes in the political system.
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