Sandra TARTE is Associate Professor and acting Head of the School of Law and Social Sciences, University of the South Pacific (USP). She has worked at USP for almost three decades and held various roles including Director of the Politics and International Affairs programme.
Sandra specializes in the international politics of the Pacific islands region. She has written widely on regional cooperation in the Pacific, with a focus on fisheries management and conservation, and regional security issues. She has also consulted for the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency, the South Pacific Regional Environment Program, the International Development Centre, Tokyo, and Greenpeace Pacific. Sandra holds a Doctor of Philosophy in East Asian Studies from the Australian National University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from the University of Melbourne.