Dr Alison Broinowski AM FAIIA is a former Australian diplomat and fellow of the Australian Institute of International Affairs. Her areas of academic endeavor include Australia-Asia relations, Australia and the United Nations, the Australian-American alliance, new journalism and public and cultural diplomacy.
Dr Broinowski has written and edited more than 11 books about the interface between Australia and Asia and Australia’s role in world affairs. She is a Visiting Fellow at ANU and UNSW, and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong, where she collaborated in an ARC-funded project on Asian Australian fiction, the results of which appear as a set of 10 papers in Antipodes in June 2011. Her most recent books include Allied and Addicted (Scribe, 2007) which challenges the value of the Australian-American alliance. Her last overseas assignment was in the Australian Mission to the UN in 1989-90, and in 2005 she co-published with James Wilkinson The Third Try: Can the UN Work?