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 Acting Director of Institute for Ethics and Society.
John researches at 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 and postgraduate research degrees in ancient history and political theology.
Fellow and Research Convenor (Religion and Global Institutions), Centre for Religion, Conflict and the Public Domain, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Associate Professor, Politics and International Relations, University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney)
Convener, Religion and Global Affairs Program, Centre for Faith Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney)
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Politics and International Relations, University of Notre Dame Australia (Sydney)
University of New South Wales, PhD
University of New South Wales, MA (International Relations)
Sydney College of Divinity , MTh Research (Political Theology)
Macquarie Univeristy, MA (Ancient History)
‘Religion in the Syntax of Political Power: a post-secular perspective on international relations’, Politics, Religion and Ideology Vol.15, No.3
‘Religion Research in International Relations: A Taxonomy’, Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol 48, Issue 1, pp.129-134
‘International Financial Institutions and Religion’, in M. Clarke ed., Handbook of Research on Development and Religion, (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing), pp.268-285.
‘‘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.
Religion in International Politics and Development: The World Bank & Faith Institutions, (Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing)
Contemporary Challenges in Australian Security, (Melbourne: Palgrave MacMillan) Authors :Baldino, D., Lundberg, D., Pietsch J., Rees, J.