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Senior Lecturer in Law, Graduate School of Business and Law, RMIT University, RMIT University

Jonathan’s research and teaching interests focus on global governance issues, including current projects on international conflict resolution, business and human rights, and the accountability of transnational corporations under international law. His PhD dissertation was entitled: “Corporate Peacebuilding and the Law: Regulating the Private Sector for Conflict Transformation.”

His written work includes academic articles in leading Australian and international journals, UN peacekeeping training documents, and pieces in the mainstream press such as Newsweek, The Washington Post and The Australian newspapers. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the George Washington University Law School, and a Graduate Visitor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Jonathan has held positions with the Government of Australia, various think-tanks and non-governmental organisations, focusing on human rights and international affairs. These roles include serving as Congressional Liaison Officer at the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC, and as Legal Consultant for the United Nation’s Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.

Jonathan holds a PhD (Law) from University of Melbourne, an LL.M. (International Law) and an M.A. (International & Area Studies) from University of California, Berkeley and undergraduate Law and Politics degrees from the University of Melbourne and Monash University.

Jonathan has received several awards and grants in recognition of, and to advance, his scholarship. These include a RMIT College of Business Research Excellence Award (2016), the A.O. Capell Prestigious PhD Scholarship from the University of Melbourne (2011-2015); a Rotary World Peace Fellowship (2004-06); a Human Rights Fellowship from the University of California, Berkeley (2007); and the Rufus Davis Memorial Prize for Politics from Monash University (2001).


  • 2015–present
    Lecturer, RMIT University


  • 2017 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 2006 
    University of California, Berkeley, M.A. (International Studies)
  • 2006 
    University of California, Berkeley, LL.M.
  • 2001 
    University of Melbourne, LL.B/B.A.