Mr. Bernard Singu Yegiora


  • Lecturer
  • Department of PNG Studies and International Relations
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  • Tel: (+675) 424 1885
  • EXT: 885
  • Fax: (+675) 422 2812


Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and History)
Bachelor of Arts with Honors (Political Science)
Degree of Law (Master of International Politics)
Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning

This is Bernard’s fifth year of teaching international relations at Divine Word University. He graduated in 2014 with a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning from Divine Word University. Before that he joined the University in 2012 after graduating with a Degree of Law, Master of International Politics majoring in Contemporary International Relations from China’s Jilin University in 2011. In 2009, he was a Teaching Fellow in the Political Science Strand at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Papua New Guinea after graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Political Science in the same year. He also worked with the National Research Institute as a Research Assistant for the Ethical and Effective Governance Project. Prior to undergoing the Honours program, he graduated in 2007 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts where he majored in Political Science and minored in History.

IR202 Theories and Concepts in International Relations
IR302 International Law and Practice
R333 Foreign Policy Analysis
R204 PNG Foreign Policy
IR431 International and Regional Security
IR432 Geopolitics in Asia-Pacific


Research Interests
International relations theory
Soft power diplomacy
PNG Foreign policy


Professional Associations
Crocodile Prize Organizing Committee



Yegiora. B. (2011). Soft power as an analytical tool in the case of rising China. (Master dissertation, Jilin University).

Yegiora, B (2008). A case study of China’s economic reforms initiated by Deng Xiaoping, as a paradigm for an ideological shift in PNG. (Honours Sub-thesis, University of Papua New Guinea)



Yegiora. B. (2011). The inevitable growth of global Sinophobia. In The Crocodile Prize Anthology 2011 (pp. 182-183). Pukpuk Publication: Urangan: Queensland.

Yegiora. B. (2014). Pork-barrelling: Jeffrey ‘Santu’ Nape, savior, giver and Nimai ninja. In The Crocodile Prize Anthology 2014 (pp. 294-298). Pukpuk Publication: Urangan, Queensland.