James Bowen is a Policy Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre. He is currently working on the intersection of hydrogen sector development and regional cooperation, as well as European engagement with the Indo-Pacific. James was previously 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 late 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. He has also consulted for international political risk firms active in Australia.
James has published reports and essays for additional institutions including the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and Asia Society Policy Institute. He has contributed op-eds and interviews to media outlets including the South China Morning Post
, the National Interest
, the Diplomat
, the Lowy Interpreter
, World Politics Review
, World Policy Journal
, New Europe
, Radio National Australia
and Agence France-Presse
. He has also participated in policy forums with the likes of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific, Global Center on Cooperative Security and Saferworld.
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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