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December 14-16, 2023 | The Australian National University, Canberra

The inaugural GRADNAS Methods CO-LAB will focus strongly on 'methods' understood as the range of inter-disciplinary qualitative approaches most suitable for studying Asian security topics. We will pay acute attention to how scholars can pose the most useful research questions for studying this region; and develop innovative approaches and effective research designs to investigate Asian cases and complexities. This inaugural School will be led by 4 GRADNAS senior faculty, and will accommodate up to 30 international PhD student and post-doctoral/early career participants.

The Graduate Research and Development Network on Asian Security (GRADNAS) initiative aims to build an international network of scholars undertaking cutting-edge research on strategic and security issues in Asia. GRADNAS promotes Asian security research that effectively combines conceptual rigour and innovation with deep empirical analysis.


Convened by Professor Evelyn Goh and based at the Australian National University, this network includes established scholars from leading universities around the world, as well as advanced doctoral students and promising early career researchers in a series of programmes for training, exchange and research collaboration.

In memory of our dear friend and colleague, GRADNAS has established the Aileen San Pablo Baviera Prize, to recognize impactful academic publications on Southeast Asia-China international relations.

The winner of the inaugural Prize is:

Alvin Camba (2021) How Chinese firms approach investment risk: strong leaders, cancellation, and pushback, Review of International Political Economy, DOI: 10.1080/09692290.2021.1947345

Upcoming events

September 20, 2023| 11 am (AEST) | Panel Discussion: Middle powers and multilateralism



                                Dylan Loh (Assistant Professor - Public                                              Policy and Global affairs program, Nanyang                                      Technological University, Singapore)


                                Alex Yu-Ting Lin (Senior Research Fellow and                                  Assistant Director, University of Notre                                                Dame’s International Security Center)

                                Yusuke Ishihara (Senior Fellow, National                                            Institute for Defence Studies (NIDS), Ministry                                    of Defence, Japan

Where: Zoom Webinar

To Register click here

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Recent publications

Rohan Mukherjee, Ascending Order: Rising Powers and the Politics of Status in International Institutions. Cambridge University Press, 2022.
Iain Henry, Reliability and Alliance Interdependence: The United States and Its Allies in Asia, 1949–1969. Cornell University Press, 2022.

Huang, C., & Kang, D. State Formation through Emulation: The East Asian Model. Cambridge University Press, 2022. 
Ang Cheng Guan, The Southeast Asia Treaty Organisation. Routledge, 2022. 

Amy King, Power, shared ideas and order transition: China, the United States, and the creation of the Bretton Woods order. European Journal of International Relations, 2022.

Evelyn Goh, Introduction
China in International Affairs:
a century of encounter
International Affairs, May 2022

​Chih-yu Shih, Post-Chineseness: Cultural Politics and International Relations. State University of New York Press, 2022.

Courtney J. Fung. “Rising Powers and Normative Resistance: China, India and the Responsibility to Protect,Journal of Contemporary China, 2022.

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