James Bowen is a Policy Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre. His work focuses on energy, climate, geoeconomics and broader processes of Indo-Pacific integration. James was a Non-Resident Research Fellow at the Centre from 2018 to 2020.
James was a Visiting Research Fellow at Berlin’s Mercator Institute for China Studies in 2019. From 2015 to 2017 he worked at the International Peace Institute in New York City, editing its flagship Global Observatory
publication and contributing to programs on countering and preventing violent extremism.
James has provided expert briefings to and on behalf of senior Australian officials and agencies and international institutions including the International Renewable Energy Agency, Center for Strategic and International Studies, National Bureau of Asian Research and Council for Strategic and Defense Research.
James has published reports for the likes of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and Asia Society Policy Institute. He has contributed op-eds and interviews to media outlets including Nikkei, South China Morning Post, ChinaFile
, the National Interest
, the Diplomat
, the Lowy Interpreter
, ABC TV
and Radio, Bloomberg,
He has also consulted for international political risk firms active in Australia.
James has a Masters in International Relations from Griffith University and Bachelor of Arts from Curtin University. He previously worked as a speechwriter for the Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments and as a journalist.
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