Peter J. Dean

Professor Peter J. Dean is a strategic studies scholar who specialises in Australian and United States strategy in the Indo-Pacific, the ANZUS Alliance, Australian strategic policy and military operations. He joined The University of Western Australia as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) in 2018. Peter has been a Fulbright Fellow in Australia-United States Alliance Studies and an Endeavour Research Scholar as well as a non-resident fellow with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Studies at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Before joining UWA, Peter was a scholar at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs, in The Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific where he held numerous research, teaching and leadership positions. He is a graduate of the University of Newcastle and the University of New South Wales and started his academic career at the Sydney campus of the University of Notre Dame Australia as the foundation executive staff member of the College of Arts and Sciences. Peter is the editor of the Melbourne University Press Defence Studies Series, a member of the Editorial Board of the Australian Army Journal and a former managing editor of the journal Security Challenges. He is a regular media commentator on Australian, United States and regional defence issues. 

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