We live today in an interconnected and globalised world which is becoming more – rather than less – complicated. Being able to understand and evaluate issues across the social, cultural, legal, political and economic spectrum is a highly valued skill that is much desired by government, business and the non-government sector. Policy makers use their knowledge to develop innovative solutions to the complex political environment and myriad of challenges facing contemporary society at national and global levels.
Hear how our Master of International Relations will empower you to comprehend and evaluate contemporary regional and global developments, while our Master of Politics and Public Policy will give you a deep knowledge of how political processes inform and shape policy development. Our courses equip you for a national or international career in diplomacy, policy, journalism, the NGO sector, business or academia.
Dr Jonathan Symons is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations and a member of Climate Futures at Macquarie. His research interests include the politics and ethics of climate change, energy security and geo-engineering; theories of political and sociological legitimacy; processes of international norm change; human rights; and international relations theory. Jon’s work has been published in journals including International Theory, Climate Policy, Global Policy, The Pacific Review, Global Environmental Politics, Review of International Studies and Environmental Politics.
Dr Glenn Kefford’s research interests include Australian politics, comparative politics, political parties, elections and campaigning. His most recent book is titled ‘All Hail the Leaders: The Australian Labor Party and Political Leadership’ (2015).