Associate Professor Luke Glanville

PhD (University of Queensland)
Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
College of Asia & the Pacific

Research interests

International Theory

History of International Thought

Responsibility to Protect

Refugee Protection


Imperfect Duties


Luke Glanville is an Associate Professor (Senior Fellow) in the Department of International Relations. He graduated with his PhD in Political Science at University of Queensland in 2010 and worked at Griffith University before joining ANU in 2013. His research is currently focused on the historical development of duties that states have to protect the vulnerable beyond their borders.

Luke is the author of Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect: A New History (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014) (winner of Australian Political Science Association Crisp Prize (2016) and CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award (2014)). He has placed articles in journals including International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International RelationsEthics & International Affairs, European Journal of International Law, and Millennium. He is co-editor of three books and served for ten years as co-editor of the quarterly journal, Global Responsibility to Protect (2010-19). 

Researcher's projects

Projects in progress include:

Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (2016-20) Duties beyond Borders: An Historical Approach to Protecting the Vulnerable (A$90,000).

A volume of translations, co-edited with David Lupher and Maya Feile Tomes, titled Sepúlveda on the Conquest of the Indies. Includes translations of Sepúlveda's Democrates secundus (1544-45) and Apologia (1550), and Las Casas's Aquí se contiene una disputa o controversia… (1552). Under contract with Oxford University Press and due to be submitted late-2020.


Projects and Grants

Grants information is drawn from ARIES. To add or update Projects or Grants information please contact your College Research Office.

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