Alison Broinowski

Dr Alison Broinowski

  • Post Nominals: FAHA, AM
  • Fellow Type: Honorary Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2021


Alison Broinowski was an Australian diplomat until 1996. Her last overseas assignment was at the Australian Mission to the UN in New York. Her PhD is in Asian Studies at ANU. She has written or edited 14 books and many articles on Australia’s interface with Asia, with the United Nations, and the world. Four of her latest books are About Face: Asian Accounts of Australia (2003), Howard’s War (2003), Allied and Addicted (2007), and with David Stephens, The Honest History Book (2017). Until 2021 she was a Visiting Fellow in the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at ANU. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, and President of Australians for War Powers Reform.

Acknowledgement of Country

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