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Biographical information:

Roland Seib, born in 1954 in Worms on the Rhine; from 1973 studies of
government and public administration, employment as a public servant and alternative civilian service; from 1981-1992 studies of social sciences, economics and anthropology and Ph.D. in international relations at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main; after that, I worked as a consultant and researcher in Papua New Guinea (1987-1988, 1996-2000, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2017), Australia and Fiji, among other places; 1988 and 1996 Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra; 1989-1991 and 2002 lecturer at the Goethe University Frankfurt/M.; 1997-2000 Research Fellow at the Melanesian Institute, Goroka/PNG; in 2008 I earned a Ph.D. from the German School of Administrative Sciences in Speyer with a thesis on the State and Governance in Papua New Guinea; 2009-2010 Visiting Fellow at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt/M.; external advice and mentoring of numerous academic theses; since 2012 Research Associate of the Melanesian Institute, Goroka; independent scholar, author and critic.

Publications, talks and guest lectures on a wide range of subjects of the state, politics and development in the South Pacific and particularly in Papua New Guinea.


Roland Seib 2010-2017