Prof. James Curran

Professor James Curran specialises in the history of Australian and American foreign relations, Australian political culture and the relationship between history and grand strategy. In 2013 he held the Keith Cameron Chair at University College Dublin, and in 2010 was a Fulbright scholar at Georgetown University. Prior to joining academia,Curran worked in The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Office of National Assessments. His commentary on foreign affairs and political culture has appeared in The National Interest, major Australian newspapers as well as the East Asia Forum, China-US Focus and the Council on Foreign Relations ‘Asia Unbound’ series. His books include The Power of Speech: Australian Prime Ministers Defining the National Image (2004), The Unknown Nation: Australia After Empire (2010, with Stuart Ward) Unholy Fury: Whitlam and Nixon at War (2015) and Fighting with America (2016).He is currently writing a book on Australia’s China debate for NewSouth Press.