Michael Wesley

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Michael Wesley is an Australian academic. He was appointed as Professor of National Security at the Australian National University on 1 November 2012.[1]

He worked as Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy from June 2009 to August 2012.[2][3] Prior to joining the Lowy Institute, he was Director of the Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University.

Wesley completed a PhD at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong,and previously worked as a lecturer at the University of New South Wales, and as an official at the Office of National Assessments. He also served as co-chairman of the Security and Prosperity working group at the Australia 2020 Summit in 2008.[4]

He has authored several books on foreign policy, including The Howard Paradox: Australian Diplomacy in Asia and There Goes the Neighbourhood.


  1. ^ Australian National University (2012). Key recruit for National Security College. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  2. ^ Lowy Institute (2009). Lowy Institute announces new Executive Director. Retrieved 16 June 2009.
  3. ^ Lowy Institute for International Policy (2012). Dr Michael Wesley to step down from Lowy Institute - Dr Michael Fullilove appointed Executive Director. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  4. ^ Australia 2020 (2008). Steering Committee. Retrieved 16 June 2009.

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