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Researcher output profile for Prof Damien Kingsbury
Professor Damien Kingsbury is the Director of the Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights and is an internationally recognised expert on political issues in Indonesia and Timor-Leste. He is a board member of the Victorian Government-established Balibo House Trust, Editorial Board, Asian Politics and Policy, Advisory Board member, Asian Center for Peace and Security Studies and is Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s Representative to Universities Australia Timor-Leste Working Group.
Damien is a political anthropologist and political scientist, focusing on Australia’s international relations and on the politics of regional countries, including Indonesia, Timor-Leste and, more widely, the states of Southeast Asia and Sri Lanka. He has published extensively on regional political, development and security issues,
Damien’s expertise on political and security matters in Indonesia, Timor-Leste and the Philippines is sought by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Defence, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and regional embassies. In 2005, he was advisor to the Free Aceh Movement in the Helsinki peace talks, which ended three decades of separatist war and introduced democracy to Aceh. His advice has also been sought on conflict resolution by a number of other armed separatist movements.
In 1999, Damien led observers to Timor-Leste’s bloody ballot for independence and led observers to that country’s three rounds of elections in both 2007 and 2012. He is also a regular commentator on international affairs on ABC radio and is frequently interviewed for his observations on regional political issues by the Australian and international media.
Damien is author or editor of more than two dozen books including, among others: 2012. Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Indonesia’s Indirect Path to Reform Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Canberra, 2011. Sri Lanka and the Responsibility to Protect: Politics, Ethnicity and Genocide Routledge, London, 2009 East Timor: The Price of Liberty Palgrave-Macmillan, New York, 2008 International Development: Issues and Challenges Palgrave-Macmillan, London and New York (2nd ed 2012), 2007 Political Development Routledge, London and New York, 2006 Peace in Aceh: A Personal Account of the Aceh Peace Process Equinox, Jakarta and Singapore, 2004: Key Issues in Development Palgrave-Macmillan, London and New York, 2003 Power Politics and the Indonesian Military Routledge-Curzon, London, 2001. South East Asia: A Political Profile Oxford University Press, Melbourne (2nd ed 2005), 1998 The Politics of Indonesia Oxford University Press, Melbourne (2nd ed 2002, 3rd ed 2004).
Damien is currently researching and writing East Timor: Consolidating Democracy for Scribe, Melbourne.
Damien joined Deakin University from Monash University where he was coordinator of the MA Asian Studies and lectured in the MA Development Studies.
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