Asia-Pacific Politics and Security

The School supports interdisciplinary approaches to understanding Australia’s neighbouring region, one of the most dynamic but also most volatile in the world. Our researchers use the methods of social anthropology, political science and history to explore the changes underway in the region. Current research topics include social development, policy and security studies, and civil society. The Academy Library and Asian language collection at the nearby National Library of Australia offer outstanding research resources. We have hosted the Asia Pacific Seminar Series for more than a decade to share current research with our local, national and international colleagues, and we have a small but vibrant group of research students working on topics with a focus on Southeast and East Asia.