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Dean of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Geoffrey Garrett was founding CEO of the United States Studies Centre. He remained a co-director of the Centre's Alliance 21 project with the Honourable Robert Hill AC until the project's completion in mid-2014.

Garrett is currently the Dean of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His previous roles include Dean of the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales, Dean of the University of Sydney Business School, President of the Pacific Council on International Policy in Los Angeles and Dean of the UCLA International Institute.

One of The Australian’s “Top 50 Most Influential People in Education 2012” and a highly cited political economist, Garrett has held continuing academic appointments at Oxford, Stanford and Yale universities and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences, a Trustee of the Asia Foundation in San Francisco, a Member of the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Editorial Board of Global Policy.

Garrett is a well respected commentator on global business, economics and politics in major media outlets such as The Australian, Sky TV, ABC TV and radio, China's Global Times and the South China Morning Post, and was a speaker at TEDx Sydney and the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in 2012.

His academic publications include Partisan Politics in the Global Economy, The Global Diffusion of Markets and Democracy and the Encyclopedia of Political Science. Garrett has led C-suite executive education programs on the global economy for Columbia Stanford, UCLA and Wharton and in Australia has developed thought leadership collaborations with companies including Chevron, Dow Chemical, GE and News Corporation.

Garrett holds a BA (Hons) from the ANU and an MA and PhD from Duke University where he was a Fulbright Scholar.


  • 2013–present
    Dean of Australian School of Business , University of New South Wales
  • 2008–2013
    CEO, United States Studies Centre


  • 1990 
    Duke University, PhD