Negating the theory-practice gap

Putting theory into practice is what Lachlan King wanted after finishing his Bachelor of International Studies at University of Adelaide - and he got just that...

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Lachlan King

The Trump-Kim Summit and Implications For Australia

Following the historic events of last week, the situation on the Korean Peninsula could go one of three ways, each with significant implications for Australia.

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Should Shinzo Abe happen to meet Kim Jong-un

If Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe does not come to the table with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and attempt to resolve the abduction problem once again, he will...

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a leadership challenge in September, and his approval ratings are in a slump. Xinhua

2017- A Year in Review: Coral Bell School

The aspirations and approach of Bell School show a strong focus on research excellence, collegiality, award-winning teaching, and consistent policy impact and...

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Breaking the Silence on Secrecy

The push for total transparency can stifle scholarship on secrecy, claims Professor Thierry Balzacq in an article published in the journal West European...

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The Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy (APCD) exists to promote and advance world-class research, teaching, and training in transnational diplomacy. As the only such institute in the southern hemisphere, APCD serves as the focal point for transnational diplomacy at The Australian National University – generating world-class research on diplomacy, providing high-quality graduate and post-graduate teaching, delivering diplomatic training to practitioners, convening seminars and conferences, hosting visiting scholars, and implementing externally funded research projects.

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William Maley (AM)

Professor William Maley is Professor of Diplomacy at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, where he served as Foundation Director from 1 July 2003 to 31 December 2014.

He taught for many years in the School...

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Srinjoy Bose

Drawing on his training in political science, international relations, and political sociology, Dr Srinjoy Bose's research agenda is shaped by topics in Critical Peace research including peace transitions,...

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Thierry Balzacq

Thierry is a Visiting Fellow at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy (APCD). In 2016, he was awarded a Francqui Research Chair (Belgium’s most prestigious academic title) at the University of Namur, and elected...

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Astri Suhrke

Dr Astri Suhrke is a political scientist focusing on the social, political and humanitarian consequences of violent conflict, and strategies of response.

More recently, Astri has focused on the politics of...

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Lauren Richardson

Lauren Richardson

Lauren Richardson is Director of Studies and Lecturer at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy. Previously she taught Northeast Asian Relations at the University of Edinburgh and Keio University (Japan). Her research...

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