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Samuel Bashfield

Course Coordinator, Professional Studies

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Sam joined the National Security College in 2018. He completed his honours degree in Indonesian Studies at Monash University and undertook an ACICIS flexible immersion program at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta. During his studies, Sam was awarded an Anne Wallace Memorial Travel Grant, as well as a Victorian Government Hamer Scholarship. Since graduating, Sam interned at the Jakarta Globe newspaper in Indonesia, worked at the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney, and at the Attorney General’s Department. Sam was most recently Project Officer in the Strategic Partnerships and International Office at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. He is a Master of National Security Policy candidate at the National Security College and received an ANU Professional Staff Scholarship.

Recent publications

Australia’s Cocos Islands Cannot Replace America’s Troubled Diego Garcia, The Diplomat, 16 April 2019,

Australia’s Liberal Party Releases National Security Plan Ahead of May Elections, The Diplomat, 21 February 2019,

Australia Needs a New National Security Strategy, The Diplomat, 1 February 2019,

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