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Professor Toni Erskine

Toni Erskine is Professor of International Politics and Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University. She is also Associate Fellow of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge. From late 2018 she will serve a five-year term as Co-editor of International Theory: A Journal of International Politics, Law, and Philosophy (ranked 14th of 86 journals in International Relations).

Professor Evelyn Goh

Evelyn Goh is the Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies at the Australian National University, where she is also Research Director at the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre. She has published widely on U.S.-China relations and diplomatic history, regional security order in East Asia, Southeast Asian strategies towards great powers, and environmental security. These include The Struggle for Order: Hegemony, Hierarchy and Transition in Post-Cold War East Asia (Oxford University Press, 2013); ‘Great Powers and Hierarchical Order in Southeast Asia: Analyzing Regional Security Strategies’, International Security 32:3 (Winter 2007/8):113-57; and Constructing the US Rapprochement with China, 1961-1974 (Cambridge University Press, 2004). Most recently, she edited the volume Rising China’s Influence in Developing Asia (Oxford University Press, 2016). 






Professor Chris Reus-Smit

School of Political Science and International Studies

University of Queensland


Professor Glenda Sluga

Laureate Program in Intern. History

University of Sydney


Professor Fleur Johns

Fleur Johns is Professor and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Law and works in the areas of public international law and legal theory. Fleur is also Academic Lead for Meridian 180 at UNSW. Fleur studies patterns of governance on the global plane, employing an interdisciplinary approach that draws on the social sciences and humanities and combines the study of public and private law. In recent years, Fleur's work has focused on the role of automation and digital technology in global legal relations, especially in development, humanitarian aid and disaster relief. She is currently leading an Australian Research Council-funded project entitled 'Data Science in Humanitarianism: Confronting Novel Law and Policy Challenges'.

Professor Anne Orford

Anne Orford is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor, Michael D Kirby Chair of International Law, and an Australian Laureate Fellow at Melbourne Law School, where she directs the Laureate Program in International Law. She is an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and a past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law.

Dr Sabine Selchow

Dr Sabine Selchow is a Research Fellow in the ARC-Laureate Program in International History at the University of Sydney. Before joining Sydney University in November 2017, she spent over a decade at the LSE. Until 2017, she was Research Fellow in the ERC-funded research programme 'Security in Transition' (directed by Mary Kaldor), based at LSE’s Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit. In the ‘Security in Transition’-project, she led the ‘Culture/s’-research component. From 2013 to 2016, she was also a Research Fellow in Ulrich Beck’s ERC-funded project ‘Methodological Cosmopolitanism: In the Laboratory of Climate Change’ at Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität Munich.