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Fergus Hanson

Fergus Hanson was the Program Director for Polling at the Lowy Institute and produced the Institute’s flagship Lowy Institute Poll since 2008.

He was the 2011 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) Professional Fulbright scholar based at Georgetown University. He worked at DFAT from 2004 to 2007 and served at the Australian Embassy in The Hague from 2005 to 2007 where he was responsible for Australia’s relations with five international legal organisations.

Prior to joining DFAT he was a fellow at Cambridge University’s Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law. Fergus has also studied at Sydney and Uppsala universities.

Fergus was a Vasey Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Pacific Forum from November 2010 to January 2011. He is a frequent commentator in the Australian and international media.

Articles by Fergus Hanson (11)

  • Social media to the forefront in Boston

      So unfolded the abhorrent events on the Boston Police Twitter feed today. The feed – with its updates, instructions and attempts to crowd source — went out to the Police Department's 110,000 followers. Through Twitter's network effect, many, many more were able to see the Boston PD's messages (the tweet calling for video was re-tweeted over 3000 times).