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The Australian National University

William A. Stoltz

PhD student

BA, majoring in History and International Relations, University of Melbourne; Master of National Security Policy (Advanced), ANU; Masters of Strategic Studies, ANU (funded by the Department of Defence)

William Stoltz

William started his career as a Diplomatic Adviser to Israel’s Ambassador to Australia in 2014. After a year he joins Young Australians in International Affairs as an Australian Foreign Policy Fellow. Since then, he held the postion of Policy Officer International Relations Office at the Department of Social Services and currently works as Intelligence Analyst and Strategic Policy Officer within the Joint Force Analysis Branch of the Department of Defence .

Research interests

  • Indo-Pacific Strategic Affairs
  • Geo-Economic Statecraft
  • Australian Foreign Policy
  • Australian Defence Policy
  • Australian History

Thesis topic

William’s doctoral research explores how the foreign, defence and other policies of the Australian Government have shaped international security since Federation. His focus is on the ideas and world views that have informed Australia’s interaction with the international system. William seeks to uncover what order, if any, Australia has sought to impose on the world and which levers of statecraft have been deployed by Australia to shape the world accordingly. He is examining whether Australia has its own tradition of internationalism in an effort to better describe Australia’s activism on the world stage.






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