Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy

Flinders University is proud to announce its continued commitment to the Fulbright Distinguisehd Chair program and recently entered into a joint 5 year agreement with Carnegie Mellon University Australia (CMUA) for the joint Fulbright Flinders University/CMUA Distinguished Chair in Applied Public Policy.  This agreement commenced in 2017.

Flinders and CMUA, in partnership with the Australian-American Fulbright Commission, invite leading scholars from the United States to occupy the Chair in Applied Public Policy.

As for the previous Chair in American Political Science, the Chair in Applied Public Policy provides a unique opportunity to undertake collaborative research into key policy issues important to both Australia and the United States, for 4 to 5 months each year.  There is growing consideration given to the strategic interests of the United States in the Asia-Pacific region, exemplified by the US-Australia relationship.

At Flinders Univerity, the distinguished chair will be affiliated with a School or Centre matching his or her disciplinary expertise and is also encouraged to associate with the American Studies Program.

At Carnegie Mellon University Australia, the distinguished chair will be affiliated with both the Public Policy and Management Program and the Information Technology and Management Program.


List of Fulbright Chair in Applied Public Policy

January - June 2018

Dr Allison Macfarlane


Research focus on nuclear proliferation, nuclear safety, the siting of nuclear waste facilities,

and public opinion about nuclear technology

January - June 2017

Dr David Stoesz


View Public Lecture: Modernizing Pubilc Policy: Putting Private Capital to Social Purposes




 Visit the Australian-American Fulbright Commission website to find out more on this wonderful opportunity.


Contact via email:

Prof Don DeBats, Flinders University, don.debats@flinders.edu.au

Tim O'Loughlin, Carnegie Mellon University Australia, tim.oloughlin@australia.cmu.edu



Dr Allison Macfarlane Public Lecture

Hot Issues in the Outback: Nuclear Waste Siting in South Australia

When:  Thursday, 24th May, 2018

Where: Flinders City Campus, 182 Victoria Square

Time:  5:15 for 5:30pm commencement

RSVP:  Flinders Events page