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Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at University of Notre Dame Australia

Dr John Rees is an awarded university teacher and researcher. He is Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA) in Sydney, and Convener of the Religion and Global Affairs Program, an initiative of the UNDA Centre for Faith, Ethics and Society.

John publishes and advises on the intersection of religion, global governance and foreign policy. He is a former leader and educator in the international development sector, and has consulted on issues of religion and policy for NGOs and peak body organisations.

Dr. Rees holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of New South Wales. He has received national and institutional awards for excellence in university teaching and is co-host of 'Socio-logic' on FBi Radio (94.5fm) with Prof James Arvanitakis.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Convener, Religion and Global Affairs Program, Centre for Faith Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney)
  • 2014–present
    Fellow and Research Convenor (Religion and Global Institutions), Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • 2014–present
    Associate Professor, Politics and International Relations, University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney)
  • 2006–2013
    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Politics and International Relations, University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney)

Education

  • 2009 
    University of New South Wales, PhD
  • 2004 
    University of New South Wales, MA (International Relations)
  • 2003 
    Sydney College of Divinity , MTh Research (Political Theology)
  • 1998 
    Macquarie Univeristy, MA (Ancient History)

Publications

  • 2014
    ‘Religion in the Syntax of Political Power: a post-secular perspective on international relations’, Politics, Religion and Ideology Vol.15, No.3
  • 2013
    ‘Religion Research in International Relations: A Taxonomy’, Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol 48, Issue 1, pp.129-134
  • 2013
    ‘International Financial Institutions and Religion’, in M. Clarke ed., Handbook of Research on Development and Religion, (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing), pp.268-285.
  • 2012
    ‘‘Really Existing’ Scriptures: on the use of sacred text in international affairs’, in D. Johnston and D. Hoover, eds. Religion and Foreign Affairs: Essential Readings , (Baylor University Press, 2012), pp.109-118.
  • 2011
    Religion in International Politics and Development: The World Bank & Faith Institutions, (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing)
  • 2011
    Contemporary Challenges in Australian Security, (Melbourne: Palgrave MacMillan) Authors :Baldino, D., Lundberg, D., Pietsch J., Rees, J.

Research Areas

  • Religion And Society (220405)
  • Social And Cultural Geography (160403)
  • International Relations (160607)

Contact John for

  • Research Collaboration
  • Contract Research
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Expertise Requests
  • Talking With Students
  • Consulting Offers
  • Career Opportunities
  • Media Interviews