BSc(Econ) PhD (Lond).
Marc Williams is Associate Dean (International) UNSW Arts and Social Sciences, and Professor of International Relations at UNSW Sydney.
Marc’s current research focuses on environmental security in the Pacific; the regulation of the sharing economy; the institutionalization of the BRICS, and race and the international order. He supervises research students working in international political economy, global environmental politics and global governance.
Marc teaches international relations and his previous research and publications have covered topics such as the politics of international economic organizations; international trade and the environment; civil society and global governance; and the developing countries and world politics.
Environmental security; governance and the world trading system; the politics of sustainable consumption, and race and the international order.
Current Research Projects
Climate change and environmental security in the Pacific: The role of regional organisations
Marc Williams and Duncan McDuie-Ra, Australian Research Council - Discovery Project, Project ID: DP110105299 (2011-2013). Climate change will have a major impact on Pacific Island countries and territories. It will have profound consequences for the pursuit of sustainable development and regional stability. In particular it creates new security challenges which exacerbate existing security problems. This project with its focus on climate change and environmental security in the Pacific will promote a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the politics of climate change in the region and the intimate connection between climate change and security. Through its focus on the role of regional organisations in coordinating efforts to combat climate change and developing institutional capacity this project will be of policy relevance.
Member, International Studies Association
ARTS 2812 Politics of International Organization
POLS 5133 Global Civil Society and World Politics
POLS5161 Developing Countries and the International System
Areas of HDR supervision:
International political economy, global environmental politics and global governance
Current HDR supervisions:
Rebecca Pearse, PhD Politics & International Relations, The politics of emissions trading in the Asia-Pacific
Fajar Yusuf, PhD Politics & International Relations, Human rights in ASEAN
Mary Venner, PhD Politics & International Relations, Technical assistance, capacity development and aid effectiveness in Kosovo
Niveen el Moghazy, PhD. Politics & International Relations, Transnational acquisitions in land and their impact on food security
Recent HDR completions:
John Rees, PhD Politics & International Relations, 2009, The Dynamics of Religion in International Relations and Development
Giulia de Matteis, PhD Politics & International Relations, 2009, The Euro and Italian politics
Robert Nicholls, PhD Politics & International Relations, 2010, Regulating broadcasting in Australia
Kim Spurway, PhD Social Science & Policy, 2012, Decsion-making in Disaster Management
Sharon Springell, PhD Politics & International Relations, 2012, The Theory of Policy Alignment: An Ideational Explanation for Change
Mohammed Islam, PhD Politics & International Relations, 2012, Food Security in Bangladesh