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The Australian National University

Professor Evelyn Goh

DPhil, MPhil, MA
Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • International Relations 160607
  • Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific 160606
  • Defence Studies 160604
  • Political Science 1606

Research interests

East Asian security and international relations; U.S.-China diplomatic history and contemporary strategic relations; International Relations theory; and strategic policy studies


Convenor of the Graduate Research and Development Network on Asian Security (GRADNAS) 

Co-Managing Editor of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations book series 

Member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on International Security



Evelyn Goh is the Shedden Professor of Strategic Policy Studies at the Australian National University, where she is also Research Director at the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre. She has published widely on U.S.-China relations and diplomatic history, regional security order in East Asia, Southeast Asian strategies towards great powers, and environmental security. These include The Struggle for Order: Hegemony, Hierarchy and Transition in Post-Cold War East Asia (Oxford University Press, 2013); ‘Great Powers and Hierarchical Order in Southeast Asia: Analyzing Regional Security Strategies’, International Security 32:3 (Winter 2007/8):113-57; and Constructing the US Rapprochement with China, 1961-1974 (Cambridge University Press, 2004). Most recently, she edited the volume Rising China’s Influence in Developing Asia (Oxford University Press, 2016). 

Evelyn moved to Australia and the ANU in August 2013, and has held previous faculty positions at Royal Holloway University of London (2008-13); the University of Oxford (2006-8); and the Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore (2002-5). She has held various visiting positions, including Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Southeast Asian Fellow at the East-West Center, both in Washington DC. Major project grants include a UK Economic & Social Research Council Mid-Career Fellowship (2011-12); an East Asia Institute Fellowship (2011); and research grants from the British Academy, MacArthur Foundation, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, and Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation.

She holds Masters (1999) and Doctoral (2001) degrees in International Relations and an undergraduate degree in Geography (1996), all from the University of Oxford. She also holds a Masters in Environment & Development from Cambridge (1997). 


Researcher's projects

1.'Advancing the Study of East Asian International Relations' (with Rosemary Foot, University of Oxford)

2. 'Historical Problems and Historical Opportunities: Re-thinking Sino-Japanese Alienation' (with Barry Buzan, LSE) 

3. 'Strategic Diplomacy for the 21st Century' (with Jochen Prantl, ANU)


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