A time of celebration for our mid-year graduates

On Friday, 13 July, the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs bid farewell and good luck to 75 graduates across eight degree programs. Amongst them were...

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Bell School mid-year graduates

Endless Opportunities

Jamal Nabulsi is graduating this semester with a Master of International Relations (Advanced) with a plan to continue down the path of academia. Jamal came...

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Jamal Nabulsi

Paying attention to aid

"The Australian National University recognises the start date of my doctoral studies as 28 March 2013. Yet, as this project has neared its completion and I...

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Should Shinzo Abe happen to meet Kim Jong-un

If Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe does not come to the table with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and attempt to resolve the abduction problem once again, he will...

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a leadership challenge in September, and his approval ratings are in a slump. Xinhua

2017- A Year in Review: Coral Bell School

The aspirations and approach of Bell School show a strong focus on research excellence, collegiality, award-winning teaching, and consistent policy impact and...

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Annual Review 2017 cover image

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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Mathew Davies

Mathew Davies

My current research examines the intersection of regional order building, human rights and governance in Southeast Asia, paying particular regard to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). To study this...

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Haroro Ingram

Haroro J. Ingram

Dr Haroro J. Ingram is a visiting fellow in the Department of International Relations, the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, at the Australian National University (Canberra). His primary postdoctoral...

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Wesley Widmaier

Wesley Widmaier is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations. His research addresses the interplay of wars, crises, and change – and the ways in which stability can cause instability, a...

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Abidah Setyowati

Abidah Setyowati

Abidah Setyowati is a human geographer with a specialisation in political ecology. Her research interests focus broadly on critical climate change studies, neoliberal environments, natural resources and climate...

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Ellen Ravndal

Ellen Ravndal

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

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