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Associate Professor of International Relations, Australian National University

Wesley Widmaier is an Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific. His research addresses the interplay of wars, crises, and change – and the ways in which stability can cause instability, a concern that spans International Political Economy and International Security settings. In substantive terms, he has published widely on international trade and monetary policies, US foreign policy and presidential leadership, and Australian economic and foreign policies.


  • 2010–present
    Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Griffith University


  • 2001 
    University of Texas at Austin, PhD in Government