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Dr. Claude Rakisits
|Position||Associate Professor in Strategic Studies|
|Area||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Role and profile||
Director – Master of Arts program at the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies, Australian Defence College, Canberra.
Before joining Deakin University, Claude Rakisits was a visiting professor in international relations at Webster University, Geneva and at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations in 2006- 2009. Prior to leaving the Australian Public Service in 2005, he had had almost 20 years of experience in the public sector, having been an official in several departments and agencies, including in the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Defence and Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Office of National Assessments. In 2005 he established an independent consultancy, Geopolitical Assessments, which analyses and assesses political and defence issues relating to South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Claude's principal research interest is Pakistan, having published widely in academic journals and books, delivered papers, and commented regularly in the Australian and international media on developments in that country and in the southwest Asian region. His doctoral thesis was: “National Integration in Pakistan: the Role of Religion, Ethnicity and the External Environment”.
His other areas of research interest are:
Political and strategic developments in Africa and the Middle East Economic and Political development in the ‘Third World’
|Qualifications||Ph.D. (University of Queensland – 1986); B.A. (Hons)(Simon Fraser University – 1980)|
|Research link||View Deakin associated research data|
Publications, academic papers and media interviews can be viewed on Claude Rakisits' website http://www.geopoliticalassessments.com