Associate Professor John A. Rees
BTh, MA, MTh Hons, MA(IR), PhD
Associate Professor of Politics and International Relations and
Discipline Head in Politics and International Relations
Phone: 02 8204 4104
- International relations theory and practice
- Religion in world politics
- Foreign policy
- Select area studies in world politics
- International development and security
- Secularism and postsecularism in international relations
- Religion and international development policy
- Religion and foreign policy
- Political theology
Research and engagement
Baldino, D., Lundberg, D., Pietsch J., Rees, J. (2011) Contemporary Challenges in Australian Security (Melbourne: Palgrave MacMillan)
*Rees, J.A. (2015) 'The Nation and the State' in J. Arvanitakis, ed., in Contemporary Society: A Sociological Analysis of Everyday Life (South Melbourne, Oxford University Press) *forthcoming
Rees, J.A. (2013) ‘International Financial Institutions and Religion’, in M. Clarke ed., Handbook of Research on Development and Religion (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing), pp.268-285.
Rees, J.A. (2012) ‘‘Really Existing’ Scriptures: on the use of sacred text in international affairs’, in D. Johnston and D. Hoover, eds. Religion and Foreign Affairs: Essential Readings (Baylor University Press, 2012), pp.109-118
Rees, J.A. (2013), ‘Religion Research in International Relations: A Taxonomy’, Australian Journal of Political Science, Vol 48, Issue 1, pp.129-134
Rees. J.A. & McDuie-Ra, D. (2010), ‘Religious Actors, Civil Society and the Development Agenda: The dynamics of inclusion and exclusion’, Journal of International Development 22, 20-36
Rees, J.A. (2007), ‘Book Reviews in Religion and Politics’, Millennium: Journal of International Studies 35 (3): 813-817 [London School of Economics and Politics]
Rees, J.A. (2006), ‘The Shi'ites, the West and the Future of Democracy: Reframing Political Change in a Religio-Secular World’, Portal: Journal of International Studies, 3:1, pp.1-22.
Rees, J.A. (2014), ‘Four Religions of Foreign Policy’, Oceanic Conference of International Studies, University of Melbourne, July 4-6
Rees, J.A. (2013), ‘Game of Thrones: On the Enduring Powers of Monarchy’, World History Association Conference, University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, Oct 3-5. *Closing conference address
Rees, J.A. (2012), ‘The Other Shia: Ismaili development practice in an age of “radical Islam” ’, Oceanic Conference on International Studies, University of Sydney, July 18 – 20.
Rees, J.A. (2011), ‘Religion in the Syntax of Political Power: a post-secular perspective on international relations’, CSWT Symposium, Campion College, Sydney, 7 December.
Rees, J.A. (2010), ‘The Dynamics of Religion at the World Bank’, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, Oct 30 – Nov 1.
Rees, J.A. (2010), ‘Going Global: the creation of religion by International Organisations’, Oceanic Conference on International Studies, Auckland, New Zealand, June 30 – July 2.
Rees, J.A. (2010), ‘The Next Big Thing? Why religion may (not) shape international relations in the 21st century’, Evolving Borders: Identity and Affiliation in a Volatile International Landscape, American Graduate School of International Relations, Paris, France, June 1 – 2.
Blog Curator and Contributor: 'The Religion Gap' www.e-ir.info/category/blogs/religiongap/
Radio Co-presenter: 'Sociologic' on FBi Radio (94.5fm)
Lam, C. & Rees, J., 'Celebrity Chat', Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies, 8 October, 2015. www.youtube.com/watch?v=03f9yRTpxBc
Rees, J.A., ‘Like it or not, monarchies are enduring for several reasons’, The Conversation, June 7, 2014. http://theconversation.com/like-it-or-not-monarchies-are-enduring-for-several-reasons-26588
Rees, J.A. ‘Religion and the Ukraine Crisis: Four Key Questions’, The Religion Factor, March 6, 2014. http://religionfactor.net/2014/03/06/religion-and-the-ukraine-crisis-four-key-questions/
Committee Member, International Development and Religion Group, American Academy of Religion
Public Panel (Moderated by Geraldine Doogue, ABC), One Day For Peace, Hosted by Urban Theatre Projects, Parramatta Town Hall, Sydney 22 September, 2015. http://urbantheatre.com.au/news/one-day-public-panel/.
2009: Citations Award for Teaching Excellence, Office of Learning and Teaching (formerly Australian Learning and Teaching Council), Australian Government
2004: Dr Beth Blackall Prize for Postgraduate Research, Sydney College of Divinity