Ms. Natasha Khan

Coordinator, Diploma in Leadership, Governance and Human Rights (DLGHR)

School of Government, Development and International Affairs

The University of the South Pacific
Laucala Bay Campus
Suva, Fiji Islands

Office: 104B, FBE Building
Tel:  (+679) 323-1489

Email: khan_n(at)

Natasha is interested in the following areas of research and teaching: Small Island Developing States (SIDS) conflict; Transitional justice; Impunity and amnesty; Coups d’état; Security sector reform; Human rights and development; Human rights defenders; faith, culture and human rights.

Academic Qualifications

Academic Qualifications

  • BA   Sociology & Population Studies and Demography (USP) 
  • MA   Social Development Policy & Management (University of Wales, Swansea) 
  • PhD   Law (Human Rights) University of York 







Currently involved in the following research projects:

  • Do Transitional Justice Strategies address Small Island Developing States niche conflicts? Preventing the recurrence of Coups d’état: Study of Fiji  
  • Civil Society, volunteerism and the production of youth citizenship in Fiji  





Khan, N. (2020 forthcoming). "Mapping Military Reform in Fiji: Timing it Right", in the Routledge edited volume titled, Mapping Security in the Pacific: A Focus on Context, Gender and Organisational Culture.

Khan. N.,(2019). "Implementing a Common National Identity", in (eds.) Singh. S & Lal, N., Ethnic Relations in Fiji: Threats and Opportunities. Dialogue Fiji: Suva

Khan, Natasha (2018). Amnesty for Coup Perpetrators in Fiji: Creating Peace or Potential for Future Conflict. Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies, Vol. 4, Issue 2, p. 148-161. [Online]

Khan, Natasha (2010), “Participation in the Design of Truth Commissions: Realities and Possibilities. A Comparative Study of South Africa and Fiji”. Saarbrücken: Lambert Publishing.

Khan, Natasha & Vakaotia, Patrick (2009), “Culture and Conflict: Implications for Young People”. Suva: Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy (ECREA Fiji).  

McMaster. J, Kato. M & Khan. N (2005), “Economic Impact of E-commerce Strategies for Marketing Small and Micro Tourism Businesses”. Suva: University of the South Pacific. 

Williams. E, Kato. M & Khan. N (2004), “Evaluation of CS Curriculum in Fiji Secondary Schools”. Suva: University of the South Pacific.

Schutz. M, Finau. F, Chand. A & Khan. N (2004), “A baseline survey on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in the South Pacific: Knowledge, Perception, Usage, Contribution and Potential”. Suva: University of the South Pacific.

Khan, Natasha (2004), “Findings of the Community and Stakeholder Consultations” for CIVICUS. Suva: Fiji Council of Social Services. 

Seniloli, Kesaia & Khan, Natasha (1998), “Pacific literature on population and development : an annotated bibliography in the area of population and development in the Pacific particularly in the areas of reproductive family planning, population policies, PAIEC and gender population and development 1986-1996”. Suva: University of the South Pacific


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