Michael Wesley is Professor of International Affairs and Dean of the College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University. He has previously worked at the University of New South Wales and Griffith University; was Assistant Director-General for Transnational Issues at the Office of National Assessments; and Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy. He is a Board Member of the Australia-China Council, the CEDA State Advisory Council for NSW/ACT; and the Australian Federal Police Commissioner's Advisory Board.
His book, There Goes the Neighbourhood: Australia and the Rise of Asia won the 2011 John Button Prize for the best writing on Australian politics and public policy. His most recent book is Restless Continent: Wealth, Rivalry and Asia's New Geopolitics.