A time of celebration for our 2018 graduates

Farewell and good luck to 118 new Bell School graduates.

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Three ARC grant successes for Bell School

Congrats to Cecila Jacob, Evelyn Goh and Stephan Fruehling on winning ARC grants.

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Thailand should lead ASEAN with a migrant worker agenda

Thailand will assume the ASEAN Chairmanship in 2019 and prioritising migrant worker protection could be the policy that Thailand needs to realise its...

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Cambodian migrant workers at a construction site in Bangkok. Thailand is a major migrant worker destination country in Asean. Reuters

Focus: Will Donald Trump win in 2020?

Listen to Dr Wesley Widmaier and Matt Bevan discuss the results of the US mid-term election

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Students conduct in-class peace negotiation simluation

First year undergrad students conduct hypothetical conflict resolution process in class.

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Signed hypothetical Ceasefire Agreement

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 sixth in the world and a score of 5 in the most recent ERA. Read further

Dr Mathew Davies, Head of Department

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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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William T. Tow

William T. Tow

Previously Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland and at Griffith University, and an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California (USC),...

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Jeremy Youde

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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Lorraine Elliott

My research focuses on global governance and human security, transnational environmental crime, regional environmental governance in Southeast Asia, environmental security, climate security and human security (with a...

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Alister Wedderburn

Alister Wedderburn

Alister joined the Department in October 2017 as the John Vincent Postdoctoral Fellow. He received an MA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2008, and another from the Department of War Studies...

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Benjamin Zala

Benjamin Zala

Ben is a Research Fellow in the Department of International Relations. He will take up a ten-month Stanton Nuclear Security fellowship at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy...

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