Oliver Nobetau

FDC Pacific Fellow, Lowy Institute

Oliver (Oli) Nobetau is the 2024 FDC Pacific Fellow at the Lowy Institute. Working in the Institute’s Pacific Islands Program, he is on a one-year secondment from the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG). 

His research interests include climate change, national security, PNG governance and politics, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, and broader international relations across the Pacific region. Oliver has experience as a Senior Legal Officer with the Office of the State Solicitor in PNG’s Department of Justice and Attorney General, practicing in international law and representing the Government of PNG in international negotiations relating to security and climate change. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Papua New Guinea. 

The FDC Pacific Fellow is supported by a grant from the Foundation for Development Cooperation.