Professor Michael Wesley


Professor Michael Wesley is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) at the University of Melbourne.

Previously he was Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University; Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy; Director of the Griffith Asia Institute at Griffith University and Assistant Director-General for Transnational Issues at the Office of National Assessments, the Australian government’s peak intelligence agency.

His research interests include Australian foreign policy, security dynamics in Asia and the Pacific and the politics of state-building interventions. His 2011 book, There Goes the Neighbourhood: Australia and the Rise of Asia won the John Button Prize for the best writing on Australian politics and public policy.

Professor Wesley holds a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Queensland and a PhD from the University of St Andrews, Scotland.