Has Shinzo Abe left a lasting legacy?

Departing at a crucial time, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister leaves much unfinished business

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Shinzo Abe

Our experts awarded grant for podcast series

Dr. Kerryn Baker and Dr. Maria Tanyag awarded a 2020 ANU Gender Institute grant to develop a 5-part podcast series on the gendered impacts of COVID-19 in the...

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Meet Dr Nicolas Lemay-Hébert!

Meet Dr Nicolas Lemay-Hébert!

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Reflections from Professor Bina D’Costa of her time at UNICEF

Professor Bina D’Costa joined The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) at the height of the Syrian refugee emergency in Europe, before returning to teach at...

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Professor Bina D'Costa

Humanitarian Negotiation With Armed Groups

Humanitarians operate on the frontlines of today's armed conflicts, where they regularly negotiate to provide assistance and to protect vulnerable civilians....

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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 Politics and International Studies discipline as eight 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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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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Greg Fry

Greg Fry is Honorary Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at ANU and Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Government, Development and International Affairs, University of the South...

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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 Cronin

Claire Cronin

Claire is a Research Fellow/Lecturer in the Department of International Relations. Her research is concerned with the future of human rights as an authoritative global justice discourse. As international political...

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Dr Benjamin Day

Benjamin Day

Ben is a Lecturer in the Department of International Relations. Previously he convened the Department’s postgraduate courses in Foreign Policy Analysis and Australian Foreign Policy between 2017 and 2019....

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