James Cotton (PhD, London School of Economics) is Emeritus Professor, University of NSW, Australian Defence Force Academy. Having studied in London, Beijing and Princeton, he has held many academic positions, including visiting professor in international relations at the LSE, Australian Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington DC, Harold White Fellow at the National Library of Australia. Between 1997 and 2003 James Cotton was a foundation member of the Foreign Minister’s Advisory Council.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society (London) and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. James Cotton has published extensively on Australian foreign policy, regional international relations and Asian politics. His most recent books are (ed. with John Ravenhill), Middle Power Dreaming: Australia in World Affairs 2006-2010 (2012); (ed. with David Lee), Australia and the United Nations (2012); The Australian School of International Relations (2013). A regular visitor to the Koreas for 30 years, James Cotton is currently a member of the Board of the Australia-Korea Foundation.