Comparing Transition Processes: Namibia, Cambodia, East Timor, Afghanistan, Iraq

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Event Time: 
12:00 p.m.
Location: 
012 Bendheim Hall

William Maley, Professor and Director of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University, was the featured speaker at a lunch seminar on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 12:00 in 012 Bendheim Hall. Maley spoke on the topic of state-building during his presentation, "Comparing Transition Processes: Namibia, Cambodia, East Timor, Afghanistan, Iraq."

Maley is Professor and Director of the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy at the Australian National University, and has served as a Visiting Professor at the Russian Diplomatic Academy, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Refugee Studies Programme at Oxford University. A regular visitor to Afghanistan, he is author of Rescuing Afghanistan (London: Hurst & Co., 2006), and The Afghanistan Wars (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002); co-authored Regime Change in Afghanistan: Foreign Intervention and the Politics of Legitimacy (Boulder: Westview Press, 1991), and Political Order in Post-Communist Afghanistan (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1992); editedFundamentalism Reborn? Afghanistan and the Taliban (New York: New York University Press, 1998, 2001); and co-edited The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989); From Civil Strife to Civil Society: Civil and Military Responsibilities in Disrupted States (Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 2003); and and Global Governance and Diplomacy: Worlds Apart? (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

He has published articles in The Modern Law ReviewPolitical StudiesAustralian OutlookThe Australian Journal of International AffairsSoviet StudiesAsian SurveyReview of International StudiesReport on the USSRSecurity DialogueThe World TodayWorld Development,Nationalities PapersCentral Asian SurveyGlobal GovernanceGriffith Law Review,Contemporary South AsiaForced Migration ReviewPacifica ReviewThe DiplomatLaw in Context, and the Chicago Journal of International Law, as well as chapters in a wide range of books. He also produced a study of The Foreign Policy of the Taliban (New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2000), and co-authored another study entitled Afghanistan: Reconstruction and Peacebuilding in a Regional Framework (Bern: Swiss Peace Foundation, 2001).