Ben Goldsmith

Benjamin E Goldsmith is a Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations at the Australian National University. His research is in the areas of international relations, comparative foreign policy, and atrocity forecasting.

He is the author of the book Imitation in International Relations: Observational Learning, Analogies, and Foreign Policy in Russia and Ukraine, as well as articles in leading academic journals including European Journal of International Relations, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Politics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and World Politics.

His research has been supported by grants from the Australian Government’s Responsibility to Protect Fund and the Australian Research Council (ARC), including an ARC Future Fellowship (2015-18). He is a founding member of the executives of the Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science and the Pacific International Politics Conference. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (Michigan 2001) and an M.A. in Russian Area Studies (Georgetown 1995). Before joining ANU in 2017, he taught at other universities in Australia, Singapore, and the United States.