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Gareth Evans speaks at IR Society 10th anniversary breakfast

Gareth Evans speaks at IR Society 10th anniversary breakfast

Watch the video: Gareth Evans addresses the ANU International Relations Society on 'The development of the responsibility to protect'.

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Latin America Business Briefing

Latin America Business Briefing

A unique opportunity for Australian business to learn more about conditions, opportunities and risks for business in Latin America.

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 New Staff arriving at The School

New Staff arriving at The School

This is an exciting time for the school with new colleagues and new courses being introduced along with a three year teaching plan that will enable students to look forward and plan their degrees with more certainty.

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Exploring the Latin America-Asia Pacific Nexus

Exploring the Latin America-Asia Pacific Nexus

The 2014 Latin American and the Shifting Sands of Global Power Conference is held by the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS) at the Australian National University.

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SPIR students have shared their fieldwork experiences

SPIR students have shared their fieldwork experiences

The School of Politics and International Relations endeavours to support its graduate students in undertaking research and attending conferences. The work undertaken by current and former students is diverse and at times challenging.

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Crafting Democracies: Learning from Political Leaders to Shape the Future

Crafting Democracies: Learning from Political Leaders to Shape the Future

Public Lecture by Professor Abraham F. (Abe) Lowenthal, University of Southern California, 2 September 2014 (17:00-18:00).

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Welcome to the School of Politics & International Relations

The School of Politics and International Relations has a long history of excellence in research, in undergraduate education and in postgraduate supervision. The ANU was the only university in the country to receive a score of 5, denoting an “outstanding performance well above world standards”, for political science on both the 2010 and 2012 Excellence in Research in Australia assessment. In the 2011 rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, ANU was ranked 10th for politics and international relations.

Located in the national seat of government, Canberra, the ANU is Australia’s premiere research university. Students and researchers in the School enjoy easy access to Australia’s national political institutions, to the associated lobby groups, and to the National Library.

The School of Politics and International Relations has produced path-breaking work on political parties, public administration, trade unions, pressure groups, elections and political behaviour. For many years the School has also focused on Australian and international public policy and public sector management and in 2002 was a foundation member of the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). The School contains the Centre for European Studies, the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies, the Centre for the Study of Australian Politics as well as housing the innovative Australian National Internships Program, which includes the successful Washington Internships Program.

The major areas for research, teaching and postgraduate supervision in the School are:

  • Australian politics
  • international relations
  • comparative politics
  • political theory,
  • human rights,
  • globalization,
  • Europe,
  • Latin America, and
  • public policy.

A copy of the School Business Plan can be found here.

We welcome enquiries from potential undergraduate and postgraduate students, and possible academic visitors.

Updated: 3 September 2014/ Responsible Officer:  Head of School / Page Contact:  Web Publisher