Harriet Smith is a former Research Associate in the Melanesia Program, where she worked primarily on the Aus-PNG Network. She holds a Master of International Studies from the University of Queensland, for which she undertook a research project on women in Fiji. During her undergraduate degree she spent a semester studying at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her research interests include the Pacific Islands region, security, gender and sexuality, peace and conflict resolution, and the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence.
This week's links also include a look at the ongoing impact of the 2015-16 drought in PNG, the 2017 Pacific Update and the new documentary, My Father, My Country.
The limitations of resilience, elections in PNG, the UN Oceans Conference and more.
This week's links include reports from the UN Oceans Conference and a take on how cockroaches wrote the history of New Caledonia.