Department of Government and International Relations
Welcome to the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. We are a comprehensive political science department, with particular expertise in International Relations, International Security, Comparative Politics, Australian Politics, Public Policy and Political Theory. Our missions are to:
Produce world class research which continually advances the intellectual boundaries of the discipline and develops our understanding of real world political phenomena.
Deliver high quality teaching and research programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, which are both intellectually and vocationally relevant.
Develop mutually beneficial links with our many professional, research and educational communities.
Establish the Department as the premier political science department in Australia, and one of the leading political science departments in the region and the world.
We are also engaged in a variety of interdisciplinary projects, including human rights, democratization, public policy, environment and climate change, immigration policy and law, electoral integrity, and China studies.
We have recently merged with the Centre for International Security Studies (CISS), which produces innovative, multidisciplinary academic research and education programs focusing on international security and foreign policy issues, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region
Government and International Relations Postgraduate student, Chris Hills, was recently awarded the African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) Postgraduate Prize for his essay on gendered reintegration in Liberia. The prize includes expenses paid for travel to the Monash South Africa Campus to present his work. The prize was well deserved and is an excellent opportunity for Chris.