Portrait of Hugh White

Hugh White

Hugh White is Professor of Strategic Studies and Head of the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University.

Hugh White is a professor of strategic studies at ANU and a visiting fellow at the Lowy Institute. He has been an intelligence analyst with the Office of National Assessments, a journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald, a senior adviser to Defence Minister Kim Beazley and Prime Minister Bob Hawke, and a senior official in the Department of Defence, where from 1995 to 2000 he was deputy secretary for strategy and intelligence and a co-author of Australia’s Defence White Paper 2000. He is the author of Quarterly Essay 39, Power Shift: Australia’s Future between Washington and Beijing.