Dr. Wesley Morgan -  School of Government, Development and International Affairs (SGDIA)

Dr. Wesley Morgan


Coordinator of the SGDIA Weekly Seminar Series and part of the SGDIA WPS Editorial Committee 

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

Office: 014-211 (FBE building)

Tel (679) 323 1924

Email: morgan.wesley(at)usp.ac.fj


Academic Qualifications

Academic Qualifications

PhD in Political Science – University of Melbourne, Australia.

BA(Hons) – Western Sydney University, Australia. 

BA in Media and Cultural Studies – Southern Cross University, Australia. 



Coordinator of the following courses:

PL409 - Diplomacy, Negotiation and Statecraft

PL200 - Pacific in a Changing World Order



  • Pacific island diplomacy
  • The politics of Pacific regionalism 
  • Pacific participation in international trade negotiations
  • Pacific participation in global climate change negotiations
  • The future of agriculture in the Pacific
  • Leadership and governance in Vanuatu



Morgan W. 2016. ‘Negotiating powers: Contemporary Pacific trade diplomacy’ in Fry, G, Tarte, S. (eds) 2016. The New Pacific Diplomacy.  Australian National University Press, Canberra.

Morgan W. 2014 ‘Trade negotiations and regional economic integration in the Pacific Islands Forum’, Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies.  Australian National University, Canberra.

Morgan W, Lipsett L, Forsyth M, Raihan S. 2014 Pacific Trade and Human Rights.  United Nations Development Programme, Pacific Centre, Suva.

Morgan W. 2013. ‘Overlapping authorities: Governance, leadership and accountability in contemporary Vanuatu’, Journal of South Pacific Law.  University of the South Pacific, Suva.

Morgan W. 2013 ‘Growing Island Exports: High Value Crops and the Future of Agriculture in the Pacific’, Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies Working Paper Series 05/2013.  Australian National University, Canberra.

Morgan W. Penjueli, M. 2010. ‘Putting development first: Concerns about a Pacific free trade agreement’, Pacific Economic Bulletin.  (pp.1-11) Volume 25, Number 1 (2010).  Australian National University, Canberra.

Morgan, W. Legge, D. Rowland, C. Sami, R. 2010. Human rights and trade in the Pacific: A scoping study on designing a Human Rights Impact Assessment for PACER-Plus, Working Paper # 1, Australian Council for International Development – Institute for Human Security.

Morgan, W. Penjueli, M. 2009. Speaking Truth to Power: Australian and New Zealand use of power politics to launch Pacific free trade negotiations.  Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG), Suva.

Conference Papers

2016 – ‘Marginalisation postponed?  Regional trade negotiations in the Pacific islands’. Pacific Update 2016. Australian National University and the University of the South Pacific, Suva.

2015 – ‘Democracy in contemporary Vanuatu’. Democracy in Transition, University of Melbourne.

2015 – ‘Pacific smallholder agriculture: Catalysing opportunities’. Pacific Update 2015. Australian National University and the University of the South Pacific, Suva.

2014 – ‘Pacific trade and human rights: Considering the issues’. Human Rights in the Pacific: Priorities, Practice and Sustainability. Massey University, Auckland.

2014 – ‘Trade diplomacy: Pacific island states in the global trade regime’. New Pacific Diplomacy [Writer’s Workshop].  University of the South Pacific, Suva.

2014 – ‘Growing island exports: Aid-for-trade and smallholder agriculture in the Pacific’. Pacific Update 2014. Australian National University, Canberra.

2013 – ‘Overlapping authorities: Governance, leadership and accountability in contemporary Vanuatu’. Law and Culture 2013: Compatibility or Conflict.  University of the South Pacific, Emalus Campus. Port Vila.

2013 – ‘An update on the PACER-Plus negotiations’. Pacific Update 2013.  Australian National University, Canberra.

2010 – ‘Putting development on the agenda: Negotiating a regional trade agreement with Australia and New Zealand’. Oceanic Development Network, Biennial Conference. ‘Regionalism and Service Delivery: Meeting the needs of Pacific Island People’. Coral Coast, Fiji

Disclaimer & Copyright | Contact Us
© Copyright 2004 - 2017 The University of the South Pacific (USP). All rights reserved.