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Dr Bates
Gill

Senior Associate Fellow

Dr Bates Gill has a 30-year global career as an institution-builder, policy advisor, consultant, board director and scholar, with a particular focus on Asian and Chinese affairs.

He is Professor of Asia-Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University. Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (2012-2015) and Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) (2007-2012).

Before joining SIPRI, Dr Gill held the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (2002-2007). He also served as a Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies and inaugural Director of the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution (1998-2002).

Among his international honours, Dr Gill holds the Royal Order of the Commander of the Polar Star (post-nominal: KNO), the highest award bestowed upon foreigners by the Swedish monarch, for his contributions to Swedish interests.  Dr Gill is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves on the board of the Rajaratnam School of International Studies (Singapore), and is a member of the International Council of Advisors for the Shanghai Institutes of International Studies.

He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of eight books including Governing the Bomb: Civilian Control and Democratic Accountability of Nuclear Weapons (Oxford University Press, 2010), Asia’s New Multilateralism (Columbia University Press, 2009), and Rising Star: China’s New Security Diplomacy (Brookings, 2007; revised edition 2010; republished in Japanese 2014).  His latest book, co-authored with Linda Jakobson, is China Matters: Getting it Right for Australia (Latrobe University Press/Black Inc., 2017).

Dr Gill received his Ph.D. in Foreign Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia, USA.

Dr Bates
Gill
Senior Associate Fellow