Alan Dupont

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Alan Dupont has worked on Australian defence and Asian security issues for more than thirty years as a strategist, diplomat, policy analyst, and scholar.[1] He is Michael Hintze Chair of International Security and the Director of the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia.[1] Dupont received his PhD in International Relations from the Australian National University in Canberra, and is a graduate of both the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and the US Foreign Service Institute.[2] He is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Sydney.[1][3]

Dupont is an expert on East Asia and one of Australia's foremost thinkers on international security.[4] In particular, he is internationally known as a pioneer in the study of transnational and non-traditional security threats. In recent years, he has authored pathbreaking studies addressing linkages between climate change and international security.[5]


  • Alan Dupont, East Asia Imperilled: Transnational Challenges to Security (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001).
  • Alan Dupont, "Transnational Security" in Strategy and Security in the Asia Pacific, ed. R. Ayson and D. Ball, (Crows Nest: Allen and Unwin, 2006), pp. 103–20.
  • Alan Dupont and Graeme Pearman, Heating up the Planet: Climate Change and Security (Lowy Institute Paper 12, 2006).
  • Alan Dupont, "The strategic implications of climate change", Survival, vol. 50:3, pp. 29–54, 2008.
  • Alan Dupont and Mark Thirwell, "Are We Entering a New Era of Food Insecurity?", Survival, vol. 51:3, pp. 71–98, 2009.
  • "Our Forces Must First Be Functional",[6] The Australian, 14 April 2009


  1. ^ a b c "Alan Dupont". The Interpreter. Lowy Institute for International Policy. Retrieved September 2, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Prof Alan Dupont". Lowy Institute. Retrieved September 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ Professor Alan Dupont"[dead link]
  4. ^ Alan Dupont - The Cast - Soldiers of Peace[dead link]
  5. ^ Heating up the planet: climate change and security[dead link]
  6. ^ Dupont, Alan (April 14, 2009). "Our Forces Must First Be Functional". The Australian. Retrieved September 2, 2016.