Morten B. Pedersen

Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of New South Wales, Australia


Morten Pedersen is a Senior Lecturer at the International and Political Studies Program at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia.

Dr. Pedersen joined UNSW Canberra in February 2011. He previously worked as Senior Analyst for the International Crisis Group in Burma (2001–4), an independent consultant on Burmese politics and development affairs (2005–6), a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Peace and Governance Program at the United Nations University (2007–8), and a Research Fellow in the Regulatory Institutions Network at the Australian National University (2009–10).

His research interests center on Burmese politics and development affairs, human rights, and tools of international statecraft. Dr. Pedersen is currently preparing a multi-year comparative project on international human rights work in Burma, Cambodia, and Vietnam. He is a widely published author on Burma. His publications include Promoting Human Rights in Burma: A Critique of Western Sanctions Policy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008) and Burma/Myanmar: Strong Regime, Weak State (Crawford House, 2000).

Dr. Pedersen holds a BA and MA in Political Science from Aarhus University in Denmark, an MA in Southeast Asian Affairs from the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, and a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the Australian National University.

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