Dr Carl Ungerer comes to the GCSP with over 20 years of experience as both a practitioner and academic in international security affairs.
He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Queensland, an MA in Asian Studies from Griffith University and post-graduate diplomas in both education and foreign affairs and trade.
Between 2012-13, he was the Senior Adviser to the Australian Foreign Minister, with responsibility for all aspects of international policy including responses to crises in the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. Most recently, he was an Adjunct Associate Professor in International Relations at Bond University and a consultant specialising in foreign and security policy.
His previous appointments include: Director of the National Security Program at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute; senior Strategic Analyst at Australia's peak intelligence assessment agency, the Office of National Assessments; and a career diplomat with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Carl has published widely on foreign policy and national security issues, including edited books on The Politics of Nuclear Non-Proliferation (2001) and Australian Foreign Policy in the Age of Terror (2008). His academic research focuses on the intersection of foreign policy, national security and transnational threats. He has particular expertise on Asian security developments and has worked extensively across the region.
Carl is an Australian national and his native tongue is English.
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