Professor Joe Siracusa

Joseph M. Siracusa is Professor of Human Security and International Diplomacy and Senior Associate, The Australian APEC Study Centre, at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (Melbourne, Australia); and President of Australia’s Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. 

Position: Senior Associate

Email: joseph@apec.org.au

Joseph M. Siracusa is Professor of Human Security and International Diplomacy and Senior Associate, The Australian APEC Study Centre, at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (Melbourne, Australia); and President of Australia’s Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.  Born and raised in Chicago and a long-time resident of Australia, he studied at the University of Denver and the University of Vienna and received his PhD from the University of Colorado (Boulder).
 
Professor Siracusa is internationally known for his writings and commentary on presidential politics, nuclear history, international diplomacy, and global security. He is also a veteran political affairs commentator in the Australian media, including ABC Radio and Television. He has worked as an account executive at Merrill Lynch; the University of Queensland; and as a senior fellow in the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance, Griffith University.   

Professor Siracusa has authored and co-authored more than three dozen books, including: Real-World Nuclear Deterrence: The Making of International Strategy (2006); Reagan, Bush, Gorbachev: Revisiting the End of the Cold War (2008); Nuclear Weapons: A Very Short Introduction ( 2nd ed., 2015); Globalization & Human Security (2009); America and the Cold War, 1941-1991: A Realist Interpretation, 2 vols. (2010, nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in History); Diplomacy: A Very Short Introduction (2010);  Crime Wars: The Global Intersection of Crime, Political Violence, and International Law (2011); A Global History of the Nuclear Arms Race: Weapons, Strategy, and Politics, 2 vols. (2013); American Foreign Relations since Independence (2013); The Death Penalty and U. S. Diplomacy (2013); A History of U. S. Nuclear Testing and its Influence on Nuclear Thought, 1945-1963 (2014); The SAGE Handbook of Globalization, 2 vols. (2014);  the  Language of Terror: How Neuroscience Influences Political Speech in the United States (2015); Presidential Doctrines: U. S. National Security from George Washington to Barack Obama (2016);  Weapons of Mass Destruction (2017); and Richard M. Nixon and European Integration: A Reappraisal (2018)

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The AASC at RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. We respectfully acknowledge their Ancestors and Elders, past and present.  
 
The AASC would also like to acknowledge and extend our respects to the Indigenous people from across the lands we work, particularly the 21 economies of the Asia Pacific.  
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