GIR Colloquium Series | Diversity in Academia: Implications for National Security
GIR Colloquium Series 2022
Diversity in Academia: Implications for National Security
Speaker: Maria Rost Rublee
Location: Via Zoom: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/84745356437. It can also be watched on campus at 341 Social Sciences Building.
In this presentation, I discuss my research investigating diversity — both demographic and intellectual — in the academic field of international relations. I then explore possible links between the lack of diversity and inclusion within the field to recruitment and retention problems within the national security workforce.
Maria Rost Rublee is an Associate Professor of International Relations at Monash University, Chair of the International Security Studies Taskforce on Diversity, and President of Women in International Security–Australia. She is an international relations scholar whose work interrogates the social construction of national security, including nuclear politics, maritime security, and diversity in security studies. Her current projects include survey experiments and nuclear politics, lived experiences of security studies scholars, and examination of sea militias in the South China Sea. Rublee’s work has been supported by the Australian Department of Defence, the Canadian Department of National Defence, the United States Institute of Peace, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Japan Foundation, among others. Her work has been published in a variety of international journals, including Security Studies, Survival, European Journal of Public Policy, Contemporary Security Policy, International Studies Review, and Comparative Political Studies. Dr. Rublee’s book, Nonproliferation Norms: Why States Choose Nuclear Restraint, received the Alexander George Book Award for best book in political psychology, awarded by the International Society for Political Psychology. She is past Chair of the International Security Studies Section of ISA, an editorial board member of International Affairs, Contemporary Security Policy and the Nonproliferation Review, and a former editor of International Studies Perspectives. She received her Ph.D. from George Washington University.