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Damien Kingsbury

Director of the Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights at Deakin University, Author and International Affairs Contributor on ABC774 Melbourne
Damien Kingsbury

Professor Damien Kingsbury is Director of the Centre for Citizenship, Development and Human Rights at Deakin University, Melbourne. He is author or editor of more than 20 books and dozens of books chapters and journal articles on political and security issues in South-East Asia, in particular on Indonesia and Timor-Leste. His recent books include ‘Sri Lanka and the Responsibility to Protect’ (2011), ‘East Timor: The Price of Liberty’ (2009), ‘Political Development’ (2007) and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute booklet ‘Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Indonesia’s Arduous Path of Reform’ (2012).

He was coordinator for Australian volunteer observers to Timor-Leste’s ballot for independence in 1999 and its elections in 2007 and 2012 and was advisor to the Free Aceh Movement for its successful 2005 Helsinki peace talks with the Indonesian government.

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