Geoffrey Wiseman

Professor Geoffrey Wiseman

Director - Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, HDR Convenor - APCD


PhD in International Relations, Oxford University

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Geoff Wiseman

Biographical Statement

Geoffrey Wiseman is Professor and Director at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University (ANU). He came to ANU from the University of Southern California. He has also worked in the Strategic Planning Unit of the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General; and as peace and security program officer at the Ford Foundation in New York City. Professor Wiseman is a former Australian foreign service officer, serving in three diplomatic postings (Stockholm, Hanoi, and Brussels) and as private secretary to the Australian Foreign Minister, Gareth Evans. His doctorate is from the University of Oxford.

Key Publications

Concepts of Non-Provocative Defence: Ideas and Practices in International Security_ (Palgrave Macmillan); with Paul Sharp, he co-edited The Diplomatic Corps as an Institution of International Society (Palgrave Macmillan) and American Diplomacy (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers); and with Pauline Kerr he co-edited Diplomacy in a Globalizing World: Theories and Practices (Oxford University Press). In 2015, Stanford University Press published his edited book titled Isolate or Engage: Adversarial States, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Public Diplomacy.

Pauline Kerr, Jennifer Carpenter,Geoffrey Wiseman

Diplomacy in a Globalizing World 2nd Ed. Gains More Praise and Attention

Pauline Kerr and Geoffrey Wiseman, eds., Diplomacy in a Gobalizing World (Oxford University Press, second edition, 2018).

intersecting lines that create networks and connections

Complex Diplomacy: A field in flux

Modern day diplomacy faces a rapidly changing, increasingly complex environment.

Gem from the Past

In his current issue of “Diplomacy’s Public Dimension” Bruce Gregory of George Washington University has cited the Paul Sharp and Geoffrey Wiseman, edited volume, American Diplomacy,

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