A welcome note from the Head of the School
The School comprises over 30 academic staff with breadth and depth of expertise in Politics, Public Policy, and International Relations. Key sub-fields of expertise include: Public policy and capacity building, International relations and security in the Asia-Pacific; Public integrity and anti-corruption; International political economy and global governance; Comparative politics and political theory; and Federalism. The School welcomes suitably qualified research higher degree students who are seeking to undertake projects in these areas.
In the most recent Australian Research Council Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) results released in December 2015, Political Science at Griffith was rated as being ‘well above world standard’, the highest possible rating. This followed the same result in the second ERA round in 2012.
National Integrity 2017: Building the Public/Private Alliance, the 1st biennial conference hosted by Transparency International Australia and Griffith University will be held on 16-17 March 2017 at Brisbane's Novotel.
Early Bird Registrations have now closed but there is still time to register to attend.
The public face
Academics and emerging scholars in the School are frequently requested by a wide variety of media outlets to provide expert opinion on burning issues of the day in international relations, politics, and public affairs. Providing expert media commentary is something the School takes very seriously as a contribution to deepening the public's understanding of today's complex world and how we can navigate the pressing challenges of our time.
Here, you will find links to the School's most recent media highlights and have access to featured media articles, podcasts and videos.
- Dr Lee Morgenbesser joined ABC radio's PM program on 20 February to contribute to a discussion on the Cambodian Parliament passing laws that will disadvantage the current opposition party. Listen here.
- Dr Ferran Martinez i Coma was interviewed for SBS radio's Spanish language program on 'Democracy in Times of Disillusionment' (La democracia en tiempos de desilusión). Listen here.
- Dr Duncan McDonnell has provided comment to the Sydney Morning Herald on Senator Cory Bernardi's defection from the Liberal Party and the coalition government. Read his piece.
- Professor Ian Hall gives his views on Narendra 'Modi's Vision for India as a Normative Power' in the East Asia Forum. Read his thoughts on the topic.