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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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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David is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations. In addition to having worked as a copy editor and corporate editor/writer, he has formerly held appointments teaching Japanese foreign relations at...

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Cian O'Driscoll

Cian O’Driscoll joined the ANU in 2020. Prior to this, he completed his PhD at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and worked at the University of Glasgow.

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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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Alana commenced her doctoral studies in 2015. She received her BA (Honours Class I) from the University of Queensland, majoring in both Peace and Conflict Studies and Logic and the Philosophy of Science, during which...

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