Bates Gill is Professor of Asia-Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University.
Prior to this, he was a professor with the Strategic and Defence Studies at the Australian National University (2015-2018), CEO of the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (2012-2015), and director of the the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (2007-2012).
He previously led major research programmes at public policy think-tanks in Washington DC (Brookings Institution and Center for Strategic and International Studies) and in Monterey, California (Monterey Institute of International Studies).
He has also served as a consultant to US companies, foundations, and government agencies, especially with regards to their policies in Asia.
He received his PhD in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia, and, in addition to his experience in the US, has lived and worked for lengthy periods in France, Switzerland, Sweden, and China.
Areas of expertise
- US foreign and security policy
- US policy in the Asia-Pacific region
- US-China relations
- US alliances and security partnerships in Asia
|2017 - present||Professor of Asia-Pacific Security Studies, Department of Security Studies, Macquarie University|
|2015-18||Professor of Asia-Pacific Strategic Studies, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australia National University|
|2012-15||Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre, Sydney, Australia|
|2007-12||Director, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Stockholm, Sweden|
|2002-07||Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC|
|1998-2002||Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies and Founding Director, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.|
- Pivotal Days: US–Asia-Pacific Alliances in the Early Stages of the Trump Administration Research paper 23 June 2017
- Untapped Trilateralism: Common Economic and Security Interests of the EU, the US and China ECRAN Paper 1 November 2012
- Governing the Bomb: Civilian Control and Democratic Accountability of Nuclear Weapons co-edited with Hans Born and Heiner Hänggi, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010
- Asia's New Multilateralism: Cooperation, Conflict, and the Search for Community co-edited with Michael J. Green, New York: Columbia University Press, 2009
- Rising Star: China's New Security Diplomacy Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2007; revised edition 2010
- China: The Balance Sheet: What the World Needs to Know Now about the Emerging Superpower co-authored with C. Fred Bergsten, Nicholas Lardy, and Derek Mitchell, New York: PublicAffairs, 2006