The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) is Australia’s oldest, largest and highest ranking academic institute for strategic studies research, education and commentary. For close to 50 years the Centre has helped Australians understand the complexity of Asia’s strategic environment, Australia’s place in it, and the utility and application of armed force in international affairs. This year it was also named Australia’s best university think tank.
Andrew Carr is an Associate Lecturer in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU. Andrew is also the coordinator of the Honours and Outreach programs of the Centre. He is a co-editor of the journal Security Challenges. He has previously worked as an Associate Editor for the Lowy Institute for International Politics and as a lecturer at the University of Canberra.He has a PhD on Australian foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific from 1983 to 2010 and published on the foreign policy of the Rudd government. He was awarded first class honours from the University of Canberra along with the Herbert Burton Medal.
Andrew’s research interests include Australian foreign and strategic policy, middle powers, the Asia-Pacific security order, non-traditional security issues especially people smuggling and human trafficking, and international relations theory, especially constructivism.