Working on security challenges facing our region
Our research program on Asia’s security brings together a team working across the full spectrum of security challenges facing our region, from strategic competition between the major powers to maritime security, from gender and inclusion to the protection of human rights and the provision of post-conflict justice.
The program has received generous funding from the Australian Research Council and from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s country-specific and regional Councils and Institutes, among other bodies.
Our researchers are heavily engaged in policy-relevant debate in various contexts, including Griffith Asia Institute’s conferences and dialogues.
Accountability for past human rights violations in South Asia
This Australian Research Council-funded project aims to explain South Asian responses to local and international demands for accountability for past gross human rights violations. Global accountability norms hold that the perpetrators of such violations should be held to account for their actions. Yet in South Asia,where up to 3 million lives have been lost in political violence since 1970, state responses are variable and often inconsistent with these norms. This project aims to provide a theoretically informed empirical explanation for these responses.
Associate Professor Sara Davies
Global health governance and security; sexual and gender-based violence in armed conflict; prevention of mass atrocities; international refugee law
Professor Ian Hall
History of international thought, international relations theory, Indian foreign and security policy, security studies
Professor Kai He
International relations theory and international security; foreign policy analysis and international political economy; public opinion; foreign policy crisis behaviour; Chinese politics and Sino-US relations
Dr Huiyun Feng
Asian politics; Asia–Pacific security and foreign policy; international relations; political psychology; strategic culture, public opinion and track II diplomacy
Professor Renee Jeffery
Transitional and post-conflict justice with a special regional focus on the Asia-Pacific
Professor Andrew O’Neil
International relations of the Asia–Pacific, strategic studies, Australian foreign and defence policy, international terrorism and counter terrorism