Alan Dupont is Professor of International Security at the University of New South Wales and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. He was previously the foundation Michael Hintze Professor of International Security at the University of Sydney and CEO of the US Studies Centre. Professor Dupont holds a PhD in International Relations from the Australian National University and is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and the US Foreign Service Institute. He has worked on Australian defence and Asian security issues for more than thirty years as a strategist, diplomat, policy analyst and scholar and has published extensively academically and in the media. During his time in government he served in the Departments of Defence and Foreign Affairs and Trade which included postings with the Australian embassies in Seoul and Jakarta. He has also worked as a freelance journalist in South America.
Professor Dupont is an Australian representative to the Asean Regional Forum’s Register of Experts and Eminent Persons and a member of the Indonesia-Australia Defence Alumni Senior Advisory Group. He is also the Strategic Advisor to the Board of Outcomes Australia and is a board member of CQS, a leading global hedge fund. Professor Dupont previously served on the board of Army’s Land Warfare Studies Centre and was a member of the Foreign Affairs Council (an advisory body to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade), the Australian Defence Minister’s Defence and National Security Advisory Council and the Council of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. He was also a special advisor on foreign policy and national security to East Timor’s former President, Jose Ramos Horta.