Craig Robinson is a PhD candidate in the Department of International Relations. His research has established a crisis diplomacy framework for non-traditional security issues, which is being applied to the 2007-08 food price crisis. As an interconnected system transcending national boundaries, the global agricultural system is prone to significant shocks. In 2007-08, such a shock pushed 130 million people into poverty. Craig’s research introduces an entirely new crisis diplomacy framework to help manage the risk of system breakdown. The research expands our understanding of crisis diplomacy from a narrow focus on traditional security issues involving issues of war and peace to a new understanding of how crisis diplomacy can advance non-traditional security issues.
Craig is an alumni member of the Chicago Council of Global Affairs Global Agricultural and Food Security Program. In 2018, he was a member of the Councils ‘Next Generation’ delegation at the Global Food Security Symposium.
Advances in Crisis Diplomacy and Complexity Thinking for Global Food Security (Supervisors: Professor William Maley and Dr Mary Kilcline Cody)
PhD student Craig Robinson put food price crises on the agenda when he was selected to attend the Global Food Security Symposium in Washington DC.
Selected as one of only 27 students globally to join the Next Generation Delegation at the Global Food Security Symposium in Washington DC, ANU PhD student Craig Robinson brings his food crisis diplomacy framework to the table.