Prof. William Maley
Dr. William Maley is Professor of Diplomacy at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at The Australian National University. He taught for many years in the School of Politics, University College, University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, and has served as a Visiting Professor at the Russian Diplomatic Academy, a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Refugee Studies Programme at Oxford University. He is a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA), and in November 2003, he received the AUSTCARE Paul Cullen Humanitarian Award for services to refugees. He is author of several books on Afghanistan including The Afghanistan Wars (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002, 2009), Rescuing Afghanistan (London: Hurst & Co., 2006), Reconstructing Afghanistan: Civil-military experiences in comparative perspective (New York: Routledge, 2015.) Maley has also authored What is a Refugee? (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016) and he has published articles in several prestigious journals including The Modern Law Review, Political Studies, Australian Outlook, The Australian Journal of International Affairs, Review of International Studies, The World Today. He also produced a paper on The Foreign Policy of the Taliban (New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2000), and co-authored another paper entitled Afghanistan: Reconstruction and Peacebuilding in a Regional Framework (Bern: Swiss Peace Foundation, 2001).
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