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Lecturer in International Relations, Australian National University

Sean W. Burges is a Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Politics & International Relations and a Senior Associate of the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies at the Australian National University and editor of the ANCLAS blog ( He is also a Senior Research Fellow with the Washington, DC-based Council on Hemispheric Affairs.

In addition to writing the book Brazilian Foreign Policy After the Cold War (University Press of Florida, 2009) he has published on Brazilian foreign policy and inter-American affairs in International Relations, International Journal, Polity, The Cambridge Review of International Affairs, The Bulletin of Latin American Research, Canadian Foreign Policy, Current History, and Third World Quarterly.


  • 2010–present
    Associate, Development Policy Research Centre, The Australian National University
  • 2010–present
    Lecturer in International Relations, The Australian National University
  • 2010–present
    Senior Associate, Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies, The Australian National University
  • 2008–2010
    Senior Policy Analyst, Canadian International Development Agency, Government of Canada
  • 2007–2008
    Senior Planning Analyst, Canada Border Services Agency, Government of Canada
  • 2005–2006
    SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
  • 2004–2005
    Lecturer of the Third World in International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth


  • 2005 
    University of Warwick, PhD

Research Areas

  • Latin American History (210308)
  • Political Science (1606)
  • Comparative Government And Politics (160603)
  • Political Science Not Elsewhere Classified (160699)
  • Economic Development And Growth (140202)
  • Economic Development Policy (160505)