George Carter


George Carter (Sala Dr George Carter)

Research Fellow, Director - ANU Pacific Institute
B.Arts (VUW), MDipl, MA Hons, PhD (ANU)
The Australian National University
Department of Pacific Affairs, Coral Bell School of Asian and Pacific Affairs, ANUCollege of Asia and the Pacific

George Carter is a Research Fellow, at the Department of Pacific Affairs and the Director of the ANU Pacific Institute. The broad focus of George’s research interest explores Pacific island peoples’ and states influence and agency in international politics from climate change (negotiations, security, gender, finance, justice, science and traditional knowledge) , geopolitics and regionalism(s), as well as the foreign policy and diplomacies of small island states in the Pacific.

He has a keen interested in indigenous philosophy and non-western international relations that focus on the longstanding history, practices, protocols and principles of Pacific political communities, contributing to Oceanic Diplomacy.

He has undertaken research in multilateral forums including climate change, security, ocean, sustainable development negotiations, as well as in regional organisations and national governments across the Pacific.

George teaches university and executive courses in international relations, diplomacy, security, environment and climate change, policy, cultural communication, and Pacific studies.

His research and teaching interests are informed by his education, work experience in the Pacific and upbringing through his proud Samoan Tuvaluan, i-Kiribati, Chinese, British ancestry. He serves his family and communities in Samoa, where he holds the matai/chiefly title of Salā.

Expertise Area(s)

International Relations
Strategic Diplomacy
Climate Change
Pacific Cultural Studies
Non-traditional Security
Gender, policy and administration
Pacific Peoples Environmental Knowledge
Pacific Peoples Education
International organizations
Climate Change Processes

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