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Malcolm Jorgensen

Research Associate and Lecturer, University of Sydney

Dr. Malcolm Jorgensen is a Research Associate and Lecturer at Leuphana University of Lüneburg and a Non-Resident Fellow of the Kolleg-Forschergruppe “International Law – Rise or Decline?” hosted at Humboldt University, Berlin. He holds a PhD in international law and United States foreign policy from the Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, where he lectured in public international law and remains an Associate of the Sydney Centre for International Law. Malcolm was formerly resident at the United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney, where he was a Research Associate and Lecturer in American politics. He has most recently served as an Assistant Director in the Legal Division of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. His research covers the politics of international law and global order, American domestic and foreign policy, and the US-Australia Alliance. He is an experienced broadcast and print media commentator and the author of American Foreign Policy Ideology & The International Rule of Law (Cambridge University Press, 2020).


  • 2020–present
    Research Associate, Leuphana University
  • 2017–present
    Research Associate, Berlin Potsdam Research Group
  • 2012–present
    Associate, Sydney Centre for International Law
  • 2010–2014
    PhD Candidate, The United States Studies Centre


  • 2007 
    University of Queensland, Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Arts (Hons)


  • 2020
    American Foreign Policy Ideology and the International Rule of Law, Cambridge University Press

Research Areas

  • International Law (Excl. International Trade Law) (180116)
  • International Relations (160607)