Jonathan Cheng is the Manager for International Development at Crawford School of Public Policy. In this capacity, Jonathan provides strategic support and advice to the School regarding its international engagement and activities, and is responsible for identifying and developing key international development opportunities across various disciplines and markets. These include opportunities for regional capacity building, executive training and research collaboration.
Previously, Jonathan worked as the Senior Programs Officer at the HC Coombs Policy Forum, a strategic collaboration between Government and academia, and managed a number of pilot projects and programs for the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research. He was also an Analyst at Dragoman, a specialist political risk advisory firm, and has worked and spent time with the US Senate, the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (CAIS), UNSW at ADFA, the SDSC-ACSC Military Studies Program, and the UK House of Lords.
Jonathan’s research interests include geopolitics; the political dynamics of the Middle East, East and South Asia; the modern history of Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq; and public policy processes. He has published in various major newspapers, including The Canberra Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian. His major qualifications include a BSc in Government and History from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Master of Arts (specialising in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies) from The Australian National University (ANU).
Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
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The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200 Australia