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Toni Erskine is Professor of International Politics and has been Director of the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Australian National University (ANU) since 2018. She is also Editor of International Theory: A Journal of International Politics, Law, and Philosophy, Associate Fellow of the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge, and one of the Chief Investigators on the ‘Humanising Machine Intelligence’ (HMI) Grand Challenge Research Project at ANU. She was Chair of the 2020 Oceanic Conference on International Studies (OCIS), which was hosted by the Coral Bell School, and serves on the Research Committee of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) and as the Academic Lead on the United National Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)/ Association for Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) 'AI for Social Good: Strengthening Capabilities and Governance Frameworks in Asia and the Pacific' Research Project.
Professor Erskine received a BA Honours (First Class) in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, an MSc in Social and Political Theory (with Distinction) from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD in Political Philosophy and International Relations from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, where she was Cambridge Commonwealth Scholar. After being awarded her PhD, she was British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre of International Studies, University of Cambridge and Research Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge. She moved from Cambridge to the west coast of Wales to take up a lectureship in the Department of International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and was promoted to Professor of International Politics in 2009 (with the award of a Personal Chair). She was Director of Research and Deputy Head of Department at Aberystwyth when she was appointed Professor of International Politics at UNSW Canberra in February 2013.
While at UNSW Canberra, she was also Associate Director (Politics & Ethics) of UNSW’s Australian Centre for Cyber Security, Director of Research and Associate Head of School for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Convenor of the International Ethics Research Group. She is past Chair of the International Ethics Section of the International Studies Association (2008-10), and has served as an elected member of its Governing Council (2014-16) and as a member of its Executive Committee (2015-16). She has been Lurie-Murdoch Senior Research Fellow in Global Ethics (2008-10) and Honorary Professor (2010-12) at RMIT University in Melbourne, Visiting Scholar at Sydney University (2011), Senior Research Associate in International Politics at Aberystwyth University (2013-14), and Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford (2016). In 2016 she was awarded UNSW Canberra’s ‘Dorothy Green Award for outstanding contributions to research by a female academic’.
Academic Lead, United National Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)/ Association for Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) 'AI for Social Good: Strengthening Capabilities and Governance Frameworks in Asia and the Pacific' Research Project
Aug 2021 → Jul 2023
Editor, International Theory: A Journal of International Politics, Law, and Philosophy
Mar 2019 → Mar 2024
Associate Fellow, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge
Jan 2018 → …
Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of International Political Theory
Editorial Advisory Board, Australian Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies
Editorial Advisory Board, Cambridge Review of International Affairs
Editorial Advisory Board, Ethics and International Affairs
Editorial Advisory Board, International Relations
Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Political Philosophy
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