Lowy Institute appoints Mick Ryan as Senior Fellow for Military Studies

The Lowy Institute is delighted to welcome Retired Major General Mick Ryan AM to the role of Senior Fellow for Military Studies in its International Security Program.

He was previously appointed as a Nonresident Fellow at the Institute last year.

Mick had a long and distinguished career, spanning 35 years, in the Australian Army before emerging as a leading analyst and commentator on the Russia–Ukraine war.

He appears regularly on ABC TV and CNN, and is an adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC.

His Defence service includes deployments to East Timor, Iraq, and southern Afghanistan, and he also served as a strategist on the United States Joint Staff in the Pentagon.

Mick is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and a graduate of the USMC School of Advanced Warfighting. In 2012, he graduated with distinction from the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.

On assuming his new role, Mick said: “The Lowy Institute’s research team is world class. I look forward to joining the International Security Program to help build a unique niche in military and war studies in this country.”

Hervé Lemahieu, Director of Research at the Lowy Institute, said: “I look forward to working with Mick to fill a vital gap in an era where more — and higher quality — thinking about the development of military capacity for contemporary and future threats is essential.”

Andrew Griffits
Head of Media and Communications