Ben Day heads to King's College as an Australian National Fellow

The Menzies Australia Institute at King's College, London welcomes three new Australian National Fellows.

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Sino-European relations through the lens of cybersecurity

Daniel P Bagge, Cyber Attache of the Czech Republic to the United States and Canada discusses how a midsized European country became a cyber player in the...

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The US Navy and Southeast Asian Nations Held Joint Maneuvers for the First Time. What Are the Key Takeaways?

The US Navy participated in joint exercises with the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) last week, following months of tensions...

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The US-China Cold War is a Myth

The 20th century’s great standoff doesn’t explain the emerging dynamic between Washington and Beijing, argues PhD Candidate Hunter Marston

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Changing immigration stance in focus at 2019 Japan Update

Leadership in a time of uncertainty - 2019 Japan Update

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Japan Update 2019

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 Politics and International Studies discipline as eight 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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Luke Glanville

Luke Glanville

Associate Professor Luke Glanville is a Senior 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...

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Wesley Widmaier

Wesley Widmaier is a Professor in the Department of International Relations and School Deputy Director - Research. His research addresses the interplay of wars, crises, and change – and the ways in which stability...

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Professor George Lawson

George Lawson

My work is oriented around the relationship between history and theory, with a particular interest in global historical sociology.

I apply this interest to the study of revolutions in two books: Anatomies of...

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Dr Claire Benn

Claire Benn

Dr Claire Benn received her PhD from the University of Cambridge. Having completed a fellowship at The Polonsky Academy at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, she is currently a postdoctoral researcher on the...

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Alister Wedderburn

Alister Wedderburn

Alister is Visiting Fellow in the Department. Previously, he was the John Vincent Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department. He received an MA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2008, and another...

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