The future(s) of International Relations

Department of International Relations Public Lecture

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Writing about foreign relations and diplomacy from a position of knowledge

Even after a long and rewarding career in journalism, Aarti Betigeri knew that studying a Master of International Relations program at the Coral Bell School...

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AI expressed through art – a collaborative project bringing research to life

Dr Christopher Hobson has collaborated with artist Ashley Cullen to create a mural exploring themes related to his research in artificial intelligence (AI),...

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Dr Lauren Richardson funded for Japan Studies Seminar Series

Seminar series project will showcase cutting-edge research by leading and emerging scholars based primarily in Australia and Japan.

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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

Professor Wesley Widmaier, 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

Luke Glanville is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations.

He has two books forthcoming in 2021: Sharing Responsibility: The History and Future of Protection from Atrocities (...

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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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Eglantine Staunton

Eglantine Staunton

Eglantine is a Senior Lecturer (Fellow) in the Department of International Relations (Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs). She is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the Asia Pacific Centre for the...

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Stuart Harris

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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Rhiannon Neilsen

Rhiannon’s research sits at the intersection of International Relations and Moral and Political Philosophy. Her research interests include atrocity prevention, cyberspace, artificial intelligence, and the...

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