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About R. James Ferguson

Bachelor of Arts with Honours - Macquarie University
Doctor of Philosophy - Bond University
R. James Ferguson main teaching area is international relations, regionalism, and globalisation. He is the Director of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies within the Faculty.
Along with extensive travel and research in Asia, the Pacific and Europe, James has been involved in teaching, research, consulting, submissions to government, and publishing in International Relations, East-West Studies, Strategic Studies and Asian culture.
James conducts research in the areas of Asian, Eurasia, European and Australasian International Relations, Eurasian studies, Chinese cultural systems, human and comprehensive security, Islamic governance, and regional organisations.
He is a member of the International Studies Association (ISA), the refereed International Institute for Strategic Studies (the IISS, London), the International Institute of Development Studies (IIDS) and for several years served as a Council member of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (Queensland). He regularly presents at international conferences in Southeast Asia, China, Japan, India, Europe and Australia. He has received grants and fellowships from a number of sources including the ARC, Ford-IDSS, Bond University, and the Visiting Researchers Program, run by the Institute of Liberal Arts, Walailak University (Thailand).
Professional admission & memberships:
Editor, The Culture Mandala and the Research Papers of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies.
Member, International Studies Association and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London).
Member, Australian Institute of International Affairs (Queensland).
Other professional appointments:
Director - Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies, FHSS, Bond University.
Research interests & research expertise:
Publications and conference papers have included studies of ASEAN, Chinese strategic thought, Chinese political culture, Asian leadership styles, and regionalism in Asia-Pacific. New research foci include Eurasian political studies and Islamic governance in the 21st century.


Present Assistant Professor, Bond University

Contact Information

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Bond University QLD 4229 Australia
PHONE: +61 7 559 52520


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