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Senior Visiting Fellows

Professor Rudi Appels

Professor Appels is a co-chair of IWGSC and a Director of the Western Node of Molecular Plant Breeding Cooperative Research Centre, Murdoch University, where he also conducts his research within the Centre for Comparative Genomics. His current work focuses on large-scale sequence assembly of the genomes of individual wheat chromosomes and associating functional attributes to…

Professor Kenneth Chern

Kenneth Chern is Professor of Asian Policy at Swinburne University and Executive Director of the Swinburne Leadership Institute. A former diplomat, he served as US Consul General in Perth, Deputy Consul-General in Ho Chi Minh City and Deputy Director of the Southeast Asia Desk at the Department of State. Professor Chern also served in Beijing,…

Mr Julian Cribb BA FTSE

Julian Cribb is an author, journalist, editor and science communicator. He is principal of Julian Cribb & Associates who provide specialist consultancy in the communication of science, agriculture, food, mining, energy and the environment. His career includes appointments as newspaper editor, scientific editor for The Australian newspaper, director of national awareness for CSIRO, member of…

Professor Lindsay Falvey

Professor Lindsay Falvey FTSE is a Director of the major agricultural investor Hassad Australia. He was previously Dean of Land and Food and Chair of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne and Managing Director of international development companies Coffey-MPW and MPW Australia, and is the recipient of various national and international awards including the Centenary…

Dr Alexey D. Muraviev

Dr Muraviev is the award-winning Head of Department of the International Relations and Strategic Studies in the School of Social Sciences and Asian Languages at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. He is a Coordinator of the International Relations and National Security programmes and the founder and Director of the Strategic Flashlight forum on national security…

Dr Emile Nakhleh

Dr Nakhleh is a retired Senior Intelligence Service Officer, a Research Professor at the University of New Mexico, a National Intelligence Council (NIC) Associate, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. At CIA, he was a senior analyst and director of the Political Islam Strategic Analysis Programme and of regional analysis in the…

Honorary Associate Professor Claude Rakisits

Dr Rakisits is Honorary Associate Professor in Strategic Studies at Deakin University. He is also Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s Centre for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies and Director at Politact , an advisory consultancy firm, both in Washington DC. His principal research interests are Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has almost 30 years of…

Dr Dennis Rumley

Dennis Rumley is Professor of Indian Ocean Studies and Distinguished Research Fellow at Curtin University WA and has been appointed Australia’s focal point in the Indian Ocean Rim Academic Group. Since obtaining a PhD in Political Geography at the University of British Columbia he has taught and researched at UWA, with the exception of an…

Dr Andrew Selth

Dr Selth is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute. He has studied international security issues and Asian affairs for 40 years, as a diplomat, strategic intelligence analyst and research scholar. He has published four books and over 50 peer-reviewed papers, most of them discussing Burma (Myanmar). To read more about Dr Selth,…

Winthrop Professor Kadambot Siddique AM

Winthrop Professor Kadambot Siddique holds the Prestigious Hackett Professor of Agriculture Chair at the University of Western Australia. He is also Director of the University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture. Professor Siddique has 28 years’ experience in agricultural research, teaching and management in both Australia and overseas. He has developed a national and international…

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