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

Postgraduate Information Evening - Start Studying in 2019

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The Bali Process and refugee protection in Southeast Asia

PhD candidate Carly Gordyn writes on the Bali Process and refugee protection in Southeast Asia.

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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 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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Stuart Harris

I have continued research on China’s foreign policy, its relationship with the US and the region and on regional responses to globalisation, with particular emphasis on China and Northeast Asia. Other areas of...

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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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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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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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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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