ANU ranked number one in Australia for politics and international studies

The latest world subject rankings have strengthened the ANU position as among the best universities of the world and the top university in Australia.

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Eye witness to early reform in Myanmar

Department of Political and Social Change fellow, Dr Trevor Wilson releases new book providing the first ‘on the ground’ account of the sweeping change carried out by a reform-minded faction within Myanmar’s long-ruling military.

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Tackling the region’s policy challenges

New issue of Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies confronts key policy concerns

From simmering tensions in the South China Sea, to fledging democracy in Myanmar, and developing relationships between China and Pacific Island nations – the Asia-Pacific region is a rapidly-changing region presenting serious challenges for policymakers.

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The Meaning of Myanmar's 2015 Election - Summary Paper

On 13 November 2015, a closed-session roundtable was held at University of Yangon’s Department of International Relations in collaboration with The Australian National University’s Myanmar Research Centre. The session was attended by over 30 foreign and Myanmar scholars, journalists and electoral advisors who shared their thoughts and experiences with Myanmar’s November 8 2015 election. 

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PSC students

The Department of Political and Social Change is a leading centre for the study of Asian politics and society, offering world-class graduate research programs.



Trevor Wilson

Since October 2003 Trevor Wilson has been a Visiting Fellow on Myanmar/Burma at the Department of Political & Social Change, and since 2004 co-convener of the ANU’s Myanmar/Burma Update...
Marcus Mietzner

Marcus Mietzner

I have been interested in the politics of Indonesia since my first visit to Jakarta as a teenager in 1986. While pursuing an MA degree at Goethe University in Frankfurt in the mid-1990s, I spent...

Tamara Jacka

Before coming to the ANU in 2001, Tamara Jacka taught Chinese language and courses on contemporary Chinese society and politics for ten years at Murdoch University. Her main research...

Greg Fealy

My interest in Indonesian politics and Islam was awakened as an undergraduate at Monash University and they have remained the focus of my academic and professional activity since then. My PhD...
Nick Cheesman

Nick Cheesman

Over the last two decades, my personal and professional development has been shaped by a sense of urgency to contribute towards useful, informed debate about pressing issues of politics and...
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PSC publications block

Our academic staff, students and visiting fellows publish their research findings regularly in leading scholarly journals and academic presses. The Contemporary China Centre, located within the Department also publishes The China Journal, one of the pre-eminent scholarly periodicals on contemporary China.


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