New dates TBA | 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 5 GRADNAS senior faculty, and will accommodate up to 30 international PhD student and post-doctoral/early career participants.

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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.


With deep sadness, we mourn the loss of Dr. Aileen S.P. Baviera, Professor and former Dean of the University of the Philippines Asian Centre, who passed away on 21 March 2020 in Manila, due to severe pneumonia caused by COVID-19. Professor Baviera was a founding member of GRADNAS, and as one of our Senior Scholars, showed her warm support for our activities and for the Emerging Scholars Network in many ways. We extend our deepest condolences to her family and friends.



Chih-yu Shih, Role and Relation in Confucian IR: Relating to Strangers in the States of NatureReview of International Studies, 2021, pp. 1-20.

Rosemary Foot, China, the UN and Human Protection: Beliefs, Power, Image, Oxford University Press.

Iain D. Henry, 'What Allies Want: Reconsidering Loyalty, Reliability and Alliance Interdependence'International Security, vol. 44, no. 4 (Spring 2020), pp. 45-83.

Evelyn Goh, 'Contesting Hegemonic Order: China in East Asia', Security Studies, vol. 28, no. 3, 2019, pp. 614-644.

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