ANU welcomes Professor Geoffrey Wiseman

ANU welcomes Professor Geoffrey Wiseman

12 May 2016

Leading scholar in international relations, political science and public diplomacy appointed as Director of Studies for the Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy at the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.

The Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy (APCD), the only centre of its kind in the southern hemisphere dedicated to research and education on transnational diplomacy, is delighted to welcome Professor Geoffrey Wiseman as its new Director of Studies.

Dr Jochen Prantl, Head of APCD said that he was thrilled to have Professor Wiseman join the academic and research staff at the College.

“The appointment is essential to advancing APCD’s educational offerings and positioning us as a leader in diplomatic teaching and training.”

“Dr Wiseman has a rich career as a practitioner and academic, currently holding the position of Professor of the Practice of International Relations at the University of Southern California (USC).

“He has also held positions at the Strategic Planning Unit of the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, dealing with issues involving nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament.

“Dr. Wiseman is also a former Australian diplomat, serving in three diplomatic postings (Stockholm, Hanoi, and Brussels) and as private secretary to the Foreign Minister, Gareth Evans.

“He will certainly make a significant contribution to APCD and we are delighted to have him onboard as part of the team,” said Dr Prantl.

Professor Michael Wesley, Director of the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs said, “We are delighted to appoint Geoffrey to the role and welcome him to the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. His appointment strengthens the School’s position as a vibrant, interdisciplinary, and intellectual leader in Asia-Pacific studies.”

Dr Wiseman received his doctorate in International Relations from Oxford University, and has had visiting fellowships at the Australian National University, Yale University, and the Pacific Council on International Policy.

At USC, Dr. Wiseman teaches Leadership & Diplomacy; Global Civil Society: Non-State Actors in World Politics; Transnational Diplomacy & Global Security; Theories of Diplomacy; and The United Nations and World Order.

Dr. Wiseman’s research interests are diplomatic theory and practice; international security; and Asia-Pacific regional security, including Australia.

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