Security in 'Society 5.0'

As Japan moves toward Society 5.0, there is a need for a much more transparent accounting of the possible downsides surrounding this transition, and further...

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Scholarship for Asia-Pacific research

The Ruth Daroesman Graduate Study Grant is now open. Applications close Sun 9 June 2019.

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Protecting children on the move

A refugee camp is not the easiest place to conduct field research, but when you are exploring how best to protect children during their migration journey, that...

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OCIS 2020 - Save the Date - Oceanic Conference on International Studies

Held every two years, OCIS is the premier conference in international studies held in Australasia. It brings together scholars working across all fields of...

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Alliances Adrift: Is this the end of America’s Asian alliances?

Workshops in Singapore and Manila explore the recent changes in Indo-Pacific alliance politics.

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The study and teaching of International Relations is at a crossroads within and beyond Australia. The old ingredients of international order, settled liberal norms, and the overarching framework of American power are today contested as rising powers seek to create their own place in the global and regional order, and as existing powers face a range of internal and external challenges.

The Department of International Relations, the first of its kind in Australia, is a world-leading centre of the study of the challenges, opportunities, and processes that emerge from these momentous changes. Since our foundation in 1949, we have approached the challenge of thinking about global and regional affairs with a combination of academic rigour and ethical awareness. Today, the Department follows in the footsteps of the discipline-leading men and women who have worked here in the past and upon whose inheritance we continue to build. The quality of our academic research has been consistently recognised in various global and national rankings – along with colleagues from across the ANU, we have received a QS ranking for ANU’s Politics and International Studies discipline as tenth in the world and a score of 5 in the most recent ERA. Read further

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The Department of International Relations is a world leader in teaching International Relations, whether at the doctoral, masters, or undergraduate level.

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Peter Van Ness

Peter Van Ness

Peter Van Ness is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of International Relations. He is a specialist on Chinese foreign policy and US relations with China. He has published books on Chinese support for revolution...

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Jeremy Youde

Jeremy’s research focuses on questions of global health governance and global health politics. He is the author of three books and co-editor of two recently edited volumes. He has published more than 30 peer-...

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Ellen Ravndal

Ellen is a Research Fellow in the Department of International Relations. Her main research areas include international organisations, the UN Secretary-General, and international relations in the nineteenth century....

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Joseph MacKay

Joseph MacKay is a Research Fellow in the Department of International Relations. His research focuses on historical international hierarchies, at both the micro and macro levels, as well as on a variety of IR-...

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Luke Glanville

Luke Glanville is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations. He graduated with his PhD in Political Science at the University of Queensland in 2010 and then worked at Griffith University before joining...

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