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Lachlan King

Negating the theory-practice gap

13 July 2018

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 when he enrolled into the Master of...

Breaking the Silence on Secrecy

16 May 2018

Secrecy is an essential component of diplomacy. “As long as states continue to speak the language of interests for their people, of sovereignty, secrecy will remain an essential complement of their...

Food security

Feeding Crisis Diplomacy

16 May 2018

In a crisis, diplomacy has typically been concerned with how to make or avoid war. But crises are diverse. Humanitarian crises like the flow of refugees from Syria’s civil war, or economic ones like...

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2017- A Year in Review: Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

8 May 2018

The achievements of the Bell School colleagues, many of which are captured in this year in review, were considerable. During 2017 alone, we collectively published 83 journal articles, 48 book...

Pauline Kerr, Jennifer Carpenter,Geoffrey Wiseman

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

4 May 2018

Pauline Kerr and Geoffrey Wiseman, eds., Diplomacy in a Gobalizing World (Oxford University Press, second edition, 2018). In this substantially revised second edition of their groundbreaking...

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Introducing Executive Education short courses in Diplomacy

4 April 2018

Starting in April 2018, ANU now offers a calendar of publicly available professional development short courses for people interested in honing their diplomatic tradecraft, and deepening their global...

Ruth Dobson Scholarship presentation

Ruth Dobson Scholarship presentation speech by Robyn Mudie, DFAT

21 March 2018

Transcript of speech by Robyn Mudie, Executive Director, DFAT Diplomatic Academy, given on Tuesday 6 March 2018 on the occasion of presenting the inaugural Ruth Dobson Scholarship to Sally Swinnen....

Craig Robinson

PhD Candidate heading to Chicago Council of Global Affairs

27 February 2018

An Australian National University student has been selected as one of only 27 students globally to join the Next Generation Delegation at the Global Food Security Symposium in Washington, DC. Craig...

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Complex Diplomacy: A field in flux

21 February 2018

Modern day diplomacy faces a rapidly changing, increasingly complex environment. The new edition of a field-leading textbook edited by ANU scholars Pauline Kerr and Geoffrey Wiseman from the Asia-...

The Statue of Peace: a young girl that sits on a bench outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

Comfort Women: Japan & South Korea’s simmering flashpoint

20 February 2018

The historical issue of “comfort women” is still a simmering source of tension between Japan and South Korea. Dr Lauren Richardson, the new Director of Studies at the Asia-Pacific College of...

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