A Conversation and Reception Featuring Australian Professors of International Relations

A Conversation and Reception Featuring Australian Professors of International Relations
Wednesday 9 November 2011
School of International Service, American University, Washington DC


Transnational Challenges and Emerging Nations Dialogue (TRANSCEND) and the ASEAN Studies Center at the School of International Service, American University hosted a highly successful reception featuring two distinguished Australian Professors of international relations: John Ravenhill and William Tow, from the Australian National University, Canberra. Prof Ravenhill specializes in the international political economy of Asia Pacific, while Prof Tow is a specialist on Asia Pacific security. They were accompanied by colleagues from ANU. The visiting professors discussed the findings of their ongoing study which focuses on how bilateral and multilateral security structures in the Asia-Pacific will co-exist or compete as instruments for order-building in the region over the next decade. 

Professor John Ravenhill, Head of ANU's School of Political Science and International Relations (SPIR) in its College of Arts and Social Sciences. He has written for the top journals in the field, including WORLD POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION, and REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY and has authored or edited major volumes on the Global political economy, especially the fields of trade and production, and Australian foreign policy.

Professor William Tow, Acting Head of the Department of International Relations, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies (IS), College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP). He has authored or edited numerous volumes on Asian security and alliance politics and has published in such journals as CHINA JOURNAL, CHINA QUARTERLY, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, SURVIVAL and ASIAN SURVEY. 

Dr. Brendan Taylor is Senior Lecturer, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, School of International, Political & Strategic Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

Dr. David Envall is a post-doctoral scholar at ANU.