Jope Tarai -  School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA)

Jope Tarai

Teaching Assistant, UU200

School of Government, Development and International Affairs
University of the South Pacific
Laucala Bay Campus
Fiji Islands

Office: 014 - 102
Tel: (679) 323 1820

Email: jope.tarai(at)

Jope is a young Indigenous Fijian researcher. His area of interest include Fiji Politics, Pacific Regionalism, Social Media and Pacific Fisheries. 


Academic Qualifications

Academic Qualifications

BSc Biology/Chemistry - USP

PGC Diplomacy & International Affairs - USP

PGD Diplomacy & International Affairs USP

MA - ongoing



Ethics and Governance UU200      



Pacific Regionalism

Tuna Politics 

Social Media & Politics



2016 - Social Networking to Activism: The Role of Social Media in the Free West Papua Campaign with  Jason Titifanue, Jope Tarai, Romitesh Kant, and Glen Finau

2015 - 'Political Social Media Campaigning in Fiji's 2014 Elections', with Romitesh Kant, Glenn Finau and Jason Titifanue, Journal of Pacific Studies. 

2015 - 'The New Pacific Diplomacy and the South Pacific Tuna Treaty', The New Pacific Diplomacy, pp. 237-248

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