School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Dr Anthony Burke

Dr Anthony Burke

Associate Professor, International and Political Studies Program
Presiding Member, UNSW Canberra Academic Board

Phone: +61 2 6268 8913
Fax: +61 2 6268 8879

Professional Background

BA Hons. UTS (1991) MA UTS (1994) PhD ANU (1999)

Anthony Burke was appointed to UNSW Canberra in February 2008, after three years in the School of Social Sciences and International Studies at UNSW in Sydney (2005-7). He taught previously at the Universities of Adelaide (2001-4) and Queensland (2001), and worked for two years as a research officer in the Senate's environment, arts and communications committee (1999-2000), where he co-authored reports on the ABC, the Jabiluka uranium mine and Australia's response to climate change. He is co-editor with Richard Devetak and Jim George of the global textbook Introduction to International Relations (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Research Interests

Anthony has published in the areas of security studies, international ethics, war and peace, Australian culture and foreign policy, East Asian security, Middle-East conflict, refugees, terrorism, and political and international relations theory. He is the author of Beyond Security, Ethics and Violence: War Against The Other (Routledge, 2007), Fear of Security: Australia's Invasion Anxiety (2nd ed. Cambridge, 2008), and editor (with Matt McDonald) of Critical Security in the Asia-Pacific (Manchester, 2007). He is currently drafting? two books: Ethics and Global Security: A Cosmopolitan Approach (with Katrina Lee Koo and Matt McDonald, Routledge, 2013 forthcoming), and Uranium (Polity, 2014, forthcoming). His current interests include cosmopolitanism, new security agendas and conflicts, war and peace, human security, and climate change.

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