Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is a Papua New Guinean-born Australian writer, and government relations and public policy specialist. He is a former Brisbane City Council election candidate, ministerial adviser, United Nations worker, international youth volunteer, and national water polo champion. Sean holds a BA (International Relations) from Griffith University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism from Macquarie University. He also holds qualifications from the Australian National Security College, the Australian Institute of Management and the University of New England. [READ MORE]

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Vale Ambassador C. Steven McGann

As world and US geopolitical attention shifts to the Pacific islands, it’s clear that Pacific thinkers will be increasingly important – people who understand not only Washington DC but the rhythms of 15 genuinely unique Pacific island nations, covering 300,000 square miles.  The late US Ambassador to the Pacific, Steven McGann, was one of these people, serving as US Ambassador to Fiji from 2008 to 2011 – a representation that includes Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu.  It’s mildly ironic – with the distance of time – that McGann’s 2008 Pacific appointment by George W. Bush emerged when US and world […]

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