Strategic and Defence Studies Centre celebrates 50 years

Join us as we celebrate 50 years of excellence

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Exceptional teachers honoured at ANU

Strategic & Defence Studies Centre receives two awards at the 2016 Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Education

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Exceptional teachers honoured at ANU

Mexican Drug Cartels and Dark-Networks: An Emerging Threat to Australia's National Security

Over the past decade Mexican drug cartels’ power and the violent struggles between them have increased exponentially. Previously Mexico, and in particular the...

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Mexican Drug Cartels and Dark-Networks: An Emerging Threat to Australia's National Security

Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy

Paul Dibb AM has had an extraordinary career. He enjoys an international scholarly reputation of the highest order, while at the same time he has done much...

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Geography, power, strategy and defence policy by emeritus professor Paul Dibb.

ANU postgraduate information evening

Gain professional knowledge and practical experience with a postgraduate qualification from the Bell School – a leading authority on international affairs in...

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The ANU Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) is Australia’s oldest, largest and highest ranking academic institute for strategic studies research, education and commentary. Our focus is on understanding the complexity of Asia’s strategic environment, Australia’s place in it, and the utility and application of armed force in international affairs.

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Charles Miller

Dr Charles Miller has an undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge and an MA from the University of Chicago. He completed his PhD in Political Science from Duke University in 2013.

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Desmond Ball

Head of the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (1984-91); personal chair in RSPAS (1987); FASSA (1986); member of the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) (1995-2001); Co-chairman...

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Joan Beaumont

Professor Joan Beaumont is an internationally recognized historian of Australia in the two world wars, Australian defence and foreign policy, the history of prisoners of war and the memory and heritage of war. Her...

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Hugh White

Hugh White

Hugh White AO is Professor of Strategic Studies at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre of the Australian National University. He has worked on Australian and regional strategic, defence and foreign policy issues...

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Stephan Frühling

Dr Stephan Frühling is an Associate Professor in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre of the Australian National University, and Deputy Director (Education) of the Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs. He...

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