Ramesh Thakur is emeritus professor in Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University.
Educated in India and Canada, Ramesh has held full time academic positions at universities in Australia, Canada, Fiji and New Zealand. He is a former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, principal writer of Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s 2002 UN reform report, a Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Commissioner and, with ANU Chancellor Professor Gareth Evans, author of its 2002 report on R2P. He is presently a professor at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University and Editor-in-Chief of Global Governance.
His recent books include The Group of Twenty (G20) (Routledge, 2013), The Oxford Handbook of Modern Diplomacy (Oxford University Press, 2013), Nuclear Politics, 4 vols. (Sage, 2014), Institutional Supports for the International Rule of Law (Routledge, 2015), Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play 2015 (Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, 2015), and Nuclear Weapons and International Security: Collected Essays (Routledge, 2015).