Associate Professor Jochen Prantl

D.Phil. (Oxon); M.A.
Associate Professor in International Relations, Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • International Relations 160607
  • Political Science 1606

Research interests

Global governance; international security; strategic diplomacy


Jochen Prantl joined ANU in November 2013.  He was Director of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy in 2015-16, and Deputy Director (International Engagement) in 2017-18 for the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.  His research focuses on global governance, international security, and strategic diplomacy.

Previously, he held positions in the Department of Politics and International Relations, and Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He also served as Acting Director of Oxford’s Centre for International Studies. In 2007, Dr Prantl was the inaugural recipient of the Zvi Meitar/Vice-Chancellor Oxford University Research Prize in the Social Sciences, and in 2008, the University's nominee for the AXA Prize for Innovative Research.

Jochen Prantl held visiting and teaching appointments at Yale University, the German Council on Foreign Relations, Waseda University, the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and the University of Brasilia. He also served in the Policy Planning Unit of the UN Department of Political Affairs and the Delegation of the European Commission to the United Nations in New York. Prior to his academic career, he worked in financial services with Allianz SE. He is Senior Research Fellow in the Earth System Governance research programme and Elected Member of the Global Studies Research Academy at Moscow State University.

Dr Prantl holds degrees in Political Science (M.A.) from the University of Bonn and International Relations (M.A.; D.Phil.) from the University of Oxford. 


Researcher's projects

  1. The Crisis of Liberal Institutions; book project under contract with Oxford University Press.
  2. Leveraging Power and Influence on the UN Security Council: ARC Discovery Project, 2015-19 (with Chris Michaelsen, UNSW; Jeni Whalan, University of Queensland; Jeremy Farrall, ANU).
  3. Strategic Diplomacy in the 21st Century (with Evelyn Goh, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU): a collaborative multi-year project (ongoing since 2014) that develops an original ‘Strategic Diplomacy’ model of diagnostic analysis and policy-making for complex systems problems in international relations. Prantl and Goh are creating unique cross-regional and thematic research case files of effective concepts and practice; new postgraduate education and executive training; and an extensive engagement program with global end-user communities.


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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