Andrea Benvenuti is an Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations at the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.
Andrea’s current research interests lie in post-1945 international history with a strong focus on cold war diplomacy. He is currently working on three book projects: the first focuses on India's foreign policy in the 1950s and early 1960s. The second is a collaborative project that examines the role and impact/influence of Western military power and strategic foreign policy in the ordering and re-ordering of Asia between 1919 and 1989. The third one is a collaborative project that studies China's foreign policy behaviour from 1949 to the present.
Twentieth-century international history, cold war history, European integration history, twentieth-century Southeast Asian history, British foreign policy, Australian foreign policy, US foreign policy, Indian foreign policy and Italian foreign policy
Postgraduate Research Supervision
Areas of Supervision
Twentieth-century international history, cold war history, European integration history, twentieth-century Southeast Asian history, and foreign policy of Great Britain, Australia, the US, India and Italy
Recent Successful Postgraduate Research Supervisions
- Bill Apter, PhD International History, Australian-British relations, Commonwealth History
- Aung Gyaw Thu, PhD, International Relations, Myanmar's foreign policy
History of International Relations, Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
ARTS 2817 Diplomacy and Statecraft
ARTS3783 Great and Emerging Powers
POLS 5129 The Foreign Policies of the Great Powers
Affiliation and Memberships
- Fellow, Royal Historical Society (London)
- Member of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR)
Before coming to UNSW, Andrea Benvenuti taught International History and International Relations at UNSW Asia in Singapore. Between July 2004 and December 2006, he held a postdoctoral research fellowship in International Relations at the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Before joining the University of Queensland, Andrea was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies (King's College London).