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Robert O’Neill

Professor O’Neill was elected a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs in 2008. He was planning Director and acting CEO of the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, 2006 to 2007 and was Chairman of the International Academic Advisory Committee for the Centre until 2011. He was on the Advisory Board of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament until 2010.

Professor O'Neill retired as Chichele Professor of the History of War and as a Fellow of All Souls College, University at Oxford in September 2001. He was Chairman of the Council of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London, 1996 to 2001; Chairman of Trustees of the Imperial War Museum 1998 to 2001; a Director of the International Peace Academy, New York, 1990 to 2001; Chairman of the Council of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute in Canberra, 1999 to 2005, and Deputy Chair of the Council of the Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney, 2002 to 2005. Prior to his appointment to Oxford in 1987, Professor O'Neill was Director of the IISS in London. He was Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre of the Australian National University (ANU) 1971 to 1982.  On Australia Day 2012 the Australian Government gave Professor O'Neill a National Volunteer Award, in recognition of work he has done in Central NSW over the past decade.