Professor Alan Dupont has worked on Australian defence and Asian security issues for more than 30 years as a strategist, diplomat, policy analyst and scholar. He is Professor of International Security at the University of New South Wales and a non-resident fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Sydney.
He was previously the foundation Michael Hintze Chair of International Security at the University of Sydney, director of the Centre for International Security and CEO of the United States Studies Centre. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the Australian National University and is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and the US Foreign Service Institute.
During his time in government he served in the departments of Defence and Foreign Affairs and Trade, which included postings with the Australian embassies in Seoul and Jakarta. He has also worked as a freelance journalist in South America.
Professor Dupont has published widely on Australian defence and international security issues and has been a regular contributor to several leading international and Australian newspapers, including the International Herald Tribune, Australian Financial Review and the Australian, where he wrote a regular column on foreign policy and defence for several years.