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Prof. Damien Kingsbury
|Area||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Phone||+61 3 924 46410|
|Role and profile||
Professor Damien Kingsbury is with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He teaches Approaches to Political Development and Conflict Resolution and Development, and supervises research Masters and PhD students.
Prof. Kingsbury has written and edited or co-edited a number of books, including: 'The Politics of Timor-Leste' (Cornell UP 2012), 'Sri Lanka and the responsibility to protect' (Routledge 2011),'East Timor: The Price of Liberty'(Palgrave 2009), 'International Development: Issues and Challenges' (Palgrave 2008),'Political Development', Routledge, London, 2007, 'Violence in Between: Conflict and Security in Archipelagic Southeast Asia' (MAI/ISEAS 2005), 'Key Issues in Development' (Palgrave, London 2004), 'Power Politics and the Indonesian Military' (RoutledgeCurzon, London 2003) 'Autonomy and Disintegration in Indonesia', (RoutledgeCurzon, London 2002) 'The Politics of Indonesia', 3rd edition (2005, Oxford, 1st edition 1998, 2nd edition 2002), 'South-East Asia: A political Profile' (2001, Oxford, 2nd edition 2005), 'Indonesia: The Uncertain Transition' (2001, Crawford House), 'Guns and Ballot Boxes: East Timor's Vote for Independence' (2000, MAI), 'Reformasi: Crisis and Change in Indonesia' (1999, MAI) and 'Culture and Politics: Australian Journalism on Indonesia 1973-1993' (1996 CSAAR).
Prof. Kingsbury is also a frequent commentator for and contributor on regional political affairs to domestic and international media(e.g. Radio Netherlands, Radio Singapore International, The Times Higher Education Supplement, Time magazine, AP, Reuters, The Age/Sydney Morning Herald, SBS TV/Radio, ABC TV/Radio, Voice of America, BBC World Service), as well as writing articles and reviews for journals and other publications, notably The Age/National Times, the Australian Book Review, The Dili Weekly and Crikey.com. Prof. Kingsbury is a regular contributor on Tuesday mornings on ABC774's Jon Faine program, discussing international affairs.
|Teaching responsibilities||Off-campus, AID734, AID735, Master of International and Community Development|
South-East Asian/Indonesia/East Timor/Sri Lanka Politics, Political Development, the role of the military in politics, security and terrorism, post-colonial political structures and nation formation, assertions of self-determination, and civil and political rights.
In 2007 and 2012, Professor Kingsbury led the Australian NGO observer group to the East Timor presidential and parliamentary elections, following a similar task to the ballot on self-determination in 1999. In 2005, Professor Kingsbury was invited by the Crisis Management Initiative to advise the Free Aceh Movement in the Aceh peace talks being held in Helsinki. He has since advised a number of other regional organisations on methods of negotiating peaceful resolution to conflict.
|Current research projects||Challenges to nation building in Timor-Leste, comparative separatist movements.|
|Service to the University,
discipline or community
|twice Associate Head of School, A/Chair Academic Appeals Board, ARC reader, Balibo House Trust board, covenor Friends of Balibo, member Friends of Baucau.|
|Qualifications||PhD (Monash), MA (Monash), MS (Columbia)|
|Memberships||Asian Studies Association|
|Research link||View Deakin associated research data|