Dr Nicholas Henry





Faculty of Arts and Education


SHSS Arts & Ed


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria Univ. of Wellington, 2011


Research interests

My research focuses on the role of non-state actors in international politics, including transnational activism and protest movements. My current research is on political change in Myanmar and the contested politics of borders in the Asia-Pacific region.

Units taught

In Trimester 2, 2013, I am teaching AIR243: Order and Justice in World Politics, and co-teaching AIR707: Global Governance.

In Trimester 1, 2014, I am teaching AIR205: The RIse of China.


Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS), Sydney, July 2012. Paper presented: ‘Rebels and Renegades: Norm Innovation, Adaptation and Resistance in Burma’s Democracy Movement.'

New Zealand Political Science Association Annual Conference, Waikato University, January 2011. Panel Convenor and Chair: ‘Solidarity Across Borders: People-to-People International Relations’. Paper presented: ‘Not in Circumstances of Their Choosing: People-to-People Networks Under Repressive Regimes’.

International Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, February 2010. Panel Convenor: ‘The New Politics of International Protest’. Paper presented: 'Difference and Repetition in the Politics of International Resistance’.

International Studies Association Annual Conference, New York, February 2009. Papers presented: ‘Dodging the Rogue: International Engagement with Non-State Actors under Authoritarian Regimes’ and ‘What Took You So Long? The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.’

Pan European Conference on International Relations (PECIR) of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Turin, October 2007. Paper presented: ‘A Civil War? Political violence and non-violence in a democracy movement’, paper presentation.'

Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS), Melbourne, July 2006. Refereed paper presented: ‘Global civil society and the contemporary international standard of civilisation.’


2011 Sir Desmond Todd Prize for most outstanding MA or PhD in Political Science and International Relations at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ.


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Trade union internationalism and political change in Myanmar

N Henry

(2015), Vol. 27, pp. 69-84, Global change, peace and security, London, Eng., C1


Civil society amid civil war : political violence and non-violence in the Burmese democracy movement

N Henry

(2011), Vol. 25, pp. 97-111, Global society, Abingdon, England, C1-1


Politics beyond the state : Europe as civilization and as empire

N Henry

(2010), Vol. 8, pp. 262-280, Comparative European politics, Basingstoke, England, C1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


Associate Supervisor

Belinda Townsend

Thesis entitled: Failing the Global South: Power and Resistance in Medicines Governance

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences