Teaching Staff

  • Maria Rost Rublee is a senior lecturer (associate professor) at the School of Social Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and director of the Master of International Relations.

  • Dr. Steven Zech is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Monash University. He serves as Deputy Director for the Master of International Relations program and specializes in international relations, comparative politics, and research methodology. His general research interests include political violence and terrorism, non-state actors, human rights, social identity, and network analysis.

  • Dr Benjamin MacQueen‘s research and teaching centres on the politics of conflict, its resolution, and issues surrounding post-conflict reconstruction with a specific emphasis on the Middle East and North Africa. Benjamin’s current research focuses on the conditions of political transition in the Middle East and North Africa, with an emphasis on the impacts of external parties, constitutional formation, and electoral law reform on local political participation.

  • Associate Professor Pete Lentini (BA, Political Science and Russian, University of Rhode Island 1988; PhD, Institute of Russian and East European Studies, Glasgow University 1997) is currently Deputy Head of the School of the Political and Social Inquiry, Co-Convenor of the Global Terrorism Research Unit and a Senior Lecturer in Politics. 

  • Associate Professor Katrina Lee-Koo lectures in International Relations and is Deputy Director of Monash GPS (Gender, Peace and Security). Katrina teaches and researches in the field of security studies. She looks particularly at critical security studies, and the protection and participation of civilians in conflict affected areas and peace processes (focused upon women and children).

  • Dr Rémy Davison is Jean Monnet Chair in Politics & Economics in the Department of Politics & International Relations at Monash University, and Associate Director of the Monash European and EU Centre. He graduated Combined Honours from Monash University and completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne. He is a Global Conflict Expert for the United Nations and a member of the Council on Optimising Government Performance, an elite round table comprising representatives from business, government and academia. 

  • Waleed Aly is a broadcaster, author, academic, rock musician and former AFL mascot. His social and political commentary has produced an award-winning book and multiple literary shortlistings, and appears in newspapers such as The Guardian,The AustralianThe Sunday Times of IndiaThe Australian Financial ReviewThe Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Waleed Aly is the host of Big Ideas on ABC1 and News 24, and has frequently hosted ABC News Breakfast and 774 ABC Melbourne Mornings. Waleed is currently a lecturer in politics at Monash University, working in their Global Terrorism Research Centre.