Dr Susan Harris-Rimmer
Areas of expertise
- Gender Specific Studies 169901
- Human Rights Law 180114
- International Law (Excl. International Trade Law) 180116
- International Relations 160607
- Government And Politics Of Asia And The Pacific 160606
Transitional Justice - Timor Leste, Afghanistan, Myanmar
Feminist approaches to international law
Refugee and Migration Law
International Humanitarian Law
International Aid and Development
Regional Diplomacy - MIKTA, IORA, ASEAN, APEC
Public Diplomacy, E-diplomacy
Feminist Approaches to Diplomacy
The Security Council
Women's Social Policy
Transnational Civil Society Movements
Dr Susan Harris Rimmer (BA[Hons]/LLB[Hons] UQ, SJD ANU) is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow in the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University. She is also a Research Associate at the Development Policy Centre in the Crawford School. She joined Griffith Law School as an Associate Professor in July 2015.
Her Future Fellow project is called 'Trading' Women's Rights in Transitions: Designing Diplomatic Interventions in Afghanistan and Myanmar.
Susan is the author of Gender and Transitional Justice: The Women of Timor Leste (Routledge, 2010) and over 30 refereed academic works. Susan was chosen as the winner of the Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on the Human Rights of Women for 2006.
She often acts as a policy adviser to government and produces policy papers. Susan was selected as an expert for the official Australian delegation to the 58th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York in March 2014. She has provided policy advice on the UNSC, G20, IORA and MIKTA.
Susan is the G20 correspondent for The Conversation site. She is part of the Think20 process for Australia’s host year of the Group of 20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane 2014, and attended the St Petersburg Summit in 2013 and the Brisbane Summit in 2014. Sue is one of the two Australian representatives to the W20 Turkey.
Sue was awarded the Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Award in 2002, selected as participant in the 2020 Summit 2008 by then Prime Minister Rudd, and awarded the Future Summit Leadership Award, 2008, by the Australian Davos Connection (part of the World Economic Forum). In 2014 she was named one of the Westpac and Australian Financial Review's 100 Women of Influence in the Global category.
Sue was previously the Advocacy lead at the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), She has also worked for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the National Council of Churches and the Parliamentary Library.
Channel 9 morning news – Hillary Clinton campaign - http://www.9jumpin.com.au/show/mornings/videos/4171569990001/
Putting Gender on the G20 agenda - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGt853XIjzY
Y20: Big decisions for Young People at the G20 - http://eyelevel.com.au/Y20/topics/g20-y20-and-the-big-decisions-for-young-people/
Equality: The linchpin of successful development? - One Just World -
Diplomacy in the Internet Age -
Australia on the Security Council: Strategies to advance the Women Peace and Security agenda - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uVJigtE3Xo&feature=youtu.be
What is the G20 and why does it matter - GB TImes - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03Ka9JEDNgE
Why should we care about the G20 - Sky News - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgcOSi4npAo
Children of the Afghan War - National Press Club, ABC Big Ideas - http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2011/05/05/3208933.htm
Why refugee law is difficult, even without the politics - Wheeler Centre - http://wheelercentre.com/videos/video/lunchbox-soapbox-susan-harris-rimmer-on-why-refugee-law-is-difficult-even-without-the-politics/
Why Australia should have joined AIIB – Lowy Interpreter - 30 March 2015 - http://www.lowyinterpreter.org/post/2015/03/30/Why-Australia-should-have-joined-the-AIIB-last-November.aspx
Opinion for ASEAN Insights Bulletin - Indonesian soft power in ASEAN and beyond
Julie Bishop needs the company of other women in Cabinet, Canberra Times, 2 December 2014.
‘And speaking of China…’ Obama’s hope for Asia, The Conversation, 15 November 2014
Who’s who in the G20 zoo? Focus on the sherpas, The Conversation, 15 November 2014
Why Joe Hockey and the G20 need women onside, The Conversation, 3 November 2014
Explainer: who gets invited to the G20 summit, and why, The Conversation, 3 November 2014
Time for the G20 to invest in gender equality, The Conversation, 4 March 2014
We are all spillovers now: G20 finance meeting explained, The Conversation, 19 February 2014
Lost in transmission: the Australia Network, soft power and diplomacy, The Converation, 31 January 2014.
Australia's Die-Hard Diplomacy, East Asia Forum - 21 January 2014, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/01/21/australias-die-hard-diplomacy/
Davos Diplomacy: Abbott sells G20 Summit to world leaders, The Conversation, 22 January 2014. https://theconversation.com/davos-diplomacy-abbott-sells-g20-summit-to-world-leaders-22188
Delivering growth but protecting economies: our G20 conundrum, The Conversation, 6 December 2013, https://theconversation.com/delivering-growth-but-protecting-economies-our-g20-conundrum-20894
Getting behind Burma - CAP News, 5 December 2013. http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/news-events/all-stories/getting-behind-burma#.Uqp0221XvyU
Efforts to stop violence against women must focus on social, cultural norms, East Asia Forum, 27 October 2013, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/10/27/efforts-to-stop-violence-against-women-must-focus-on-social-cultural-norms/
The distortion of Abbott's 'women problem', Public Sector Informant, Canberra Times, 1 October 2013, http://www.smh.com.au/national/public-service/the-distortion-of-abbotts-women-problem-20130929-2um0b.html
Bishop joins ranks of the few, Canberra Times, 30 September 2013, http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/bishop-joins-ranks-of-the-few-20130919-2u2c5.html#ixzz2hrKiAtOy
G20 Summit Brisbane 2014: Persuasion post-Petersburg, The Conversation, 9 September 2013, http://theconversation.com/profiles/susan-harris-rimmer-20773/articles
Pride and prejudice as curtain comes down on the G20, The Conversation, 7 September 2013, http://theconversation.com/profiles/susan-harris-rimmer-20773/articles
Day one at the G20 Summit: tense and sensibility, The Conversation, 6 September 2013, http://theconversation.com/profiles/susan-harris-rimmer-20773/articles
What does the G20 actually do? The Conversation, 4 September 2013, http://theconversation.com/profiles/susan-harris-rimmer-20773/articles
FactCheck: did Kevin Rudd help create the G20? The Conversation, 19 August 2013, http://theconversation.com/profiles/susan-harris-rimmer-20773/articles
What on earth is the G20 and why should I care?, The Conversation, 6 August 2013, http://theconversation.com/profiles/susan-harris-rimmer-20773/articles
The top 10 mistakes in the PNG Solution, The Drum, ABC News, 24 July 2013. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-24/harris-rimmer-the-top-10-mistakes-in-rudds-png-solution/4838586
Disappointing politics: Australia’s Indonesia relationship, East Asia Forum, 9 July 2013, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/07/09/disappointing-politics-australias-indonesia-relationship/
Refugee Convention: the perils of leaving, ASPI Strategist, 20 June 2013, http://www.aspistrategist.org.au/refugee-convention-the-perils-of-leaving/
Why soft power is so hard: the impact of aid cuts on regional security, The Conversation, 7 June 2013, http://theconversation.com/profiles/susan-harris-rimmer-20773/articles
Paying the price for aid and diplomacy cuts, CAP ANU News, 14 May 2013, http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/news-events/all-stories/paying-price-aid-and-diplomacy-cuts#.Ul4jYm1XvyU
Sector on a Fiscal Cliff, Development Policy Blog, 25 February 2013, http://devpolicy.org/sector-on-the-fiscal-cliff-20120224/
Rising up in support of women, The Canberra Times, 14 February 2013, http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/rising-up-in-support-of-women-20130213-2ed6k.html#ixzz2hrKz5mk2
Careers in development: an interview with Susan Harris Rimmer on a career spanning the private sector, public sector, NGOs, and academia, interviewed by Jonathan Pryke, 19 April 2013, http://devpolicy.org/careers-in-development-an-interview-with-susan-harris-rimmer-on-a-career-spanning-the-private-sector-public-sector-ngos-and-academia-2013041/
Building Democracy & Justice After Conflict (complete)
Women and Diplomacy
Implementing Women, Peace and Security in Australia’s domestic and foreign policies
Australia has not only secured a two-year seat on the United Nations Security Council, it has also secured a seat on the UN Women Executive Board. This provides a platform and momentum for Australia to further the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. As part of this commitment, Australia has developed of a National Action Plan (NAP), released in 2012, that commits relevant government agencies to implementing the WPS agenda. This research provides an analysis of the ongoing Australian efforts to implement the NAP domestically and promote the WPS agenda in the United Nations.
Diplomactic Strategies for Pivotal Powers
Troika Diplomacy - Russia, Australia and Turkey in the G20 (2013-2015)
Evaluating Australian Outreach - G20 Leaders Summit Brisbane 2014
Australia on the UN Security Council: Lessons and Legacies from E10 members
Peacebuilding Diplomacy: Sites, Actors, Dilemmas
E-Diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific: opportunity and crisis
Diplomacy: The 21st century professional skillset
Diplomacy and Development
Understanding Transitional Justice
Apologies, not taking further students at present. You can contact me at Griffith Law School on firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Kenny, PhD thesis, 2014
Women's human rights in Kenya
Jayson Lamchek, PhD thesis, 2014
Human rights and counter-terrorism measures in Indonesia and the Philippines
Bambang Nugroho, Master of International Affairs thesis, Semester 2, 2014,
Negotiating Space: Humanitarian Diplomacy by States and Regional Organisations
Mariko Yamamoto, Master of International Affairs thesis, Semester 2, 2013
What consequences does the exclusion of forcefully displaced persons from the transitional justice process have upon the achievement of post-conflict justice?
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