Bell School historian receives top history prize

Professor Robert Cribb has been awarded Australia's most important award for history publications.

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Simplistic views of Indonesian Islam are limiting Australian diplomacy

Professor Greg Fealy makes some observations about Indonesian Islam and its impact on Australian diplomacy.

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Photo by: Reuters/Darren Whiteside

ANU ranked 1st in Australia, top 20 globally.

ANU ranked 1st in Australia, top 20 globally.

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China's brazen diplomatic stunt

Danielle Cave calls the actions of the Chinese delegation at the Kimberley Process, a diplomatic stunt.

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Politics and International Studies at ANU jumps to 6th place in 2017 QS Rankings

The 2017 QS World University Rankings has seen Politics and International Studies at ANU move from 8th place in the world to 6th place. It is the third year in...

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The ANU Department of Political and Social Change is a leading centre for the study of Asian politics and society. We have considerable depth of expertise on the political and social dynamics of the countries of Asia, in particular Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Korea and China, including the highest concentration of academic staff and PhD students specialising in Indonesian politics outside of Indonesia itself. Academic specialisations include democratisation, national and local politics, gender, conflict and conflict resolution, religious politics and political theory.

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Phillip Winn

My field-based research has emphasised eastern Indonesia, particularly the Maluku region and more recently, Southeast Sulawesi. I have held teaching and/or research positions in academia, government and non-...

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Peter Chaudhry

Peter completed his PhD in the Department of Political and Social Change in 2016. His research interests include processes of contemporary state making in Southeast Asian borderlands; governmentality; state theory;...

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Maev O'Collins

Emeritus Professor Maev O’Collins is an honorary visiting fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change, Australian National University. She obtained her BA from the University of Melbourne, and a Doctorate...

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Ed Aspinall

Edward Aspinall

Edward Aspinall is a specialist of the politics of Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia. His interest in the study of politics, especially Southeast Asian politics, began when he lived in Malang, East Java, as a...

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Trevor Wilson

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Trevor Wilson retired in August 2003 after 36 years in the Australian foreign service, serving as Australian Ambassador to Myanmar (2000-03). Since October 2003 he has been a Visiting Fellow on Myanmar/...

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Contemporary China Centre

The Contemporary China Centre was set up in 1970 at The Australian National University as a research facility concerned with scholarly social science analysis of post-1949 China. In 2010, the Centre merged with the Department of Political & Social Change.

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