Dave Kilcullen is a Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at UNSW Canberra, and a Professor of Practice in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. He is a former Australian Army officer, intelligence analyst, diplomat and policy advisor for the Australian and U.S. governments. He has published extensively on future warfare, cities and urbanization, special operations, guerrilla and unconventional warfare, terrorism, and counterinsurgency. His current fieldwork focus is on the future of African cities, the evolution of special warfare, and the application of concepts from evolutionary theory to adaptation and innovation by nation-state militaries and non-state armed groups.
Clinton Fernandes holds dual appointments at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Australian Centre for Cyber Security. He has published on the relationship between science, diplomacy and international law, intelligence operations in foreign policy, the political and regulatory implications of new technology and Australia’s external relations more generally. His research has informed amendments to major national security-related legislation in the Australian Parliament. He has appeared before the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (INSLM) as an invited witness.
Rob McLaughlin is professor of Military and security Law at UNSW, Professor of International Law at the Australian Centre for Oceans Research and Security, and Honorary Professor of law at ANU. His research is primarily in the area of law of the sea, maritime operations, and the law of armed conflict. He is a Captain in the RAN (Reserve) and served in the permanent Navy for more than 20 years, as a Seaman Officer (Submarines) and as a legal officer.
Dr Deane-Peter Baker
Dr Deane-Peter Baker specialises in military ethics as well as military affairs more generally. Current research includes projects focused on urban warfare, lethal autonomous weapons, special operations and moral injury in the military context. He has also addressed the question of armed contractors in military operations (what he calls 'contracted combatants') and ethics in military training and education, among other topics. He has recently held visiting research fellowships in the Institute for Advance Study at Durham University and in the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (a consortium of Duke, NC State, and UNC Chapel Hill). He is currently a Senior Visiting Researcher in the School of Security Studies at Kings College London.