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Leanne Piggott

Leanne Piggott

BA (Hons) Syd. MA Syd. MPhil. Oxford Phd Syd.
Director, Business Programs Unit

Rm 207
H10 - Storie Dixson Wing
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Leanne Piggott is a graduate of the University of Oxford and the University of Sydney. She is the Director of the Business Programs Unit at The University of Sydney Business School where she teaches political risk management and related topics on the global business environment.

Leanne's research interests focus on Middle East security. She is the author of the book, The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Timeless Struggle. Leanne's research interests also include energy security, in particular, oil market fundamentals and the role that the geopolitics of the Middle East contribute to the supply side of the global market. Her other publications include The Evolving Terrorist Threat to Southeast Asia: A Net Assessment, a jointly authored book published by the RAND Corporation.

Leanne is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She is currently co-editing a volume in DFAT's series of Documents on Australia on Australian Foreign Policy, on Australia and the Middle East in the post-1950 period.

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Research Expertise

  • Energy Security
  • Terrorism and counter-terrorism
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Middle East Security
  • Politics of the Middle East

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