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The Australian National University

Professor Hugh White

BA(Hons) (Melbourne), BPhil(Oxon)
Professor of Strategic Studies, School of International, Political & Strategic Studies
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

Areas of expertise

  • Defence Studies 160604

Research interests

Australian strategic and defence policy, Asia-Pacific security issues, global strategic affairs.

Biography

Hugh White is Professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University. His work focuses primarily on Australian strategic and defence policy, Asia-Pacific security issues, and global strategic affairs especially as they influence Australia and the Asia-Pacific. He has served as an intelligence analyst with the Office of National Assessments, as a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald, as a senior adviser on the staffs of Defence Minister Kim Beazley and Prime Minister Bob Hawke, and as a senior official in the Department of Defence, where from 1995 to 2000 he was Deputy Secretary for Strategy and Intelligence, and as the first Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). In the 1970s he studied philosophy at Melbourne and Oxford Universities.

Career highlights

1985-1991 Senior Adviser to Defence Minister and Prime Minister; 1995-2000 Deputy Secretary for Strategy, Department of Defence; 2001-2004 Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

Publications

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Updated:  17 April 2014 / Responsible Officer:  Pro VC (Research and Research Training) / Page Contact:  Researchers