Dr John Besemeres

Qualifications: BA hons (Melb); Ph.D (ANU)
Adjunct Fellow
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: 02 6125 6660

Research interests

Research Interests: Russia and the former Western Republics of the Soviet Union, Poland, the former Yugoslavia, and Eastern Europe generally.


Short Biography: John Besemeres taught politics at Monash University, was head of Polish and later Slavonic Studies at Macquarie University, spent 5 years working as a translator in Belgrade and Warsaw, served for some 30 years in several Australian government portfolios including PM&C, Immigration and Ethnic Affairs and Foreign Affairs and Trade, and has published extensively on Russian and Eastern European affairs.

Researcher's projects

Current Research Projects: Monitoring, analysing and writing on developments in the FSU and Eastern Europe.

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