Dr Stephanie Koorey

Research Fellow
PhD Politics and International Relations; MA Peace and Security Studies
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Biography

Dr Koorey was awarded her PhD from the ANU’s Strategic and Defence Studies Centre in 2009, for a thesis on small arms control and violent non-state armed groups. She subsequently spent eight years developing and delivering components of the curriculum for the senior course and short courses at the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies, now the Australian War College.  Dr Koorey has worked as a researcher and campaigner for non-government organisations in Australia and the United Kingdom, and is a member of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots. Dr Koorey is currently based at the ANU College of Law as a Research Fellow with the ANU Cyber Intitute, and she manages the Ninian Stephen Cyber Law Program funded by the Menzies Foundation.

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In the Media

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Stephanie Koorey writes in APPS Policy Forum

Please note, only a small selection of recent publications and activities are listed below.

Research biography

Dr Koorey's research spans human rights, conflict and crime and international arms control. She has written on human rights issues from the use of the death penalty to human rights in war.  As a conflict researcher she has also focussed on violent non-state armed groups and the work of non-government organisations. Dr Koorey's work also considers transnational crime and terrorism. She has researched and written on conventional arms proliferation and control over many years, from major international arms sales programs to small arms, anti-personnel landmines and cluster muntions and the laws to manage them. Her research in cyber is cross-cutting across all these topics.

Research projects & collaborations

  • Developments in the cyber domain in the Southwest Pacific
  • Data sharing and privacy violations
  • The impact of major cyber attacks on traditional statecraft

Grants

  •  2017: International non-government client (country assessment), received via Strategika Group. 
  • 2014: Australian Civil-Military Centre “Illicit Small Arms in the Pacific”

Consultancies

  • Security and Defence in WA: An Economic Perspective. Government clients. October 2017 (contributor and editor).
  • Situation Report on Papua New Guinea for an international non-government client. August-September 2017 (contributor).

Books & edited collections

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Book chapters

  • “Prohibiting Weapons of War: Landmines and Cluster Munitions”, co-authored with Loren Persi-Vicentic, in International Human Rights and War, (ed. Damian Rogers) Springer, forthcoming 2020.
  • “Private Security Companies in Papua New Guinea”, co-authored with Anna Powles and Sinclair Dinnen, in Regulating Private Security in the Pacific, Routledge, forthcoming 2020. 

Refereed journal articles

  • “Australia and Solomon Islands: What Next after 14 years of Regional Assistance”, Australian Defence Force Journal, Issue 198, November-December 2015, pp. 49-57.
  • “Multi-channel Supply Chain for Illicit Small Arms”, co-authored with Stefan Markowski, Peter Hall and Jurgen Brauer, Defence and Peace Economics, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2009, pp. 171191. 
  •  "Channels of small-arms proliferation: policy implications for South and Southeast Asia", co-authored with Stefan Markowski, Peter Hall and Jurgen Brauer, The Economics of Peace and Security Journal, Vol. 3, No.1, 2008, pp. 78-85.
  • “The UN Small Arms Control Process: What if This is as Good as it Gets?”  Security Challenges, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2006, pp. 1-7.

Conference papers & presentations

  • “Disarmament of Armed Groups”, presentation, Asia- Pacific Business, Economics and History Conference, UNSW Canberra, February 2015
  • “Illicit Small Arms in the Pacific”, presentation, ANU State of the Pacific Conference, June 2014.
  • “The New Superpower? Civil Agencies and Small Arms Control in the Asia-Pacific in the 21st Century”, paper presented to Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, April 2005.

Commissioned reports

  • "Illicit Small Arms in the Pacific: Cause for Concern?", Australian Civil-Military Centre, 2015.

Government submissions

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Committees

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Case notes & book reviews

  •  Australian Women War Reporters: Boer War to Vietnam (Jeannine Baker, New South Publishing, Sydney, 2015), Australian Defence Force Journal, Issue 200, November 2016, pp. 88-89. 
  • East Timor Intervention: A Retrospective on INTERFET, (John Blaxland ed.), MUP, Melbourne, 2015, Australian Defence Force Journal, Issue 199, April-May 2016, pp. 65-66.  
  • Asian Megatrends, (Rajiv Biswas, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2016), Australian Institute of International Affairs Reading Room, 28 May 2016. 
  • The Contested Politics of Mobility: Borderzones and Irregularity, (Vicki Squire ed.), Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics, London, 2011, Academic Network United Nations Association of Australia, online, July 2012. 

Other

  • “Data Interventions and the Renegotiation of the Social Contract”, Vision of Humanity, 16 April 2020.  
  • “Preventing a State Collapse in the Pacific: 15 Years Later”, Vision of Humanity, 7 August 2018. 
  • “The Landmine Ban. 20 Years On”, The Strategist, 20 December 2017.
  • “The UK’s YouTube Election”, The Lowy Interpreter, 2 May 2015. 
  • “The Arms Trade Treaty: Why A Great Idea Failed”, Inside Story, 14 March 2013

PhD supervision

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  • Human rights and conflict including forced migration
  • Conventional arms control
  • Terrorism and non-state violence
  • Cyber

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SJD supervision

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MPhil supervision

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LLM Masters thesis supervision

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  • No LLM experience, but considerable experience supervising and grading Master of Strategic Studies major essays.

 

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Internship supervision

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  • Several intern research projects at the Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies, from annotated bibliographies to social media.

 

Philosophy & approach

It is incredibly rewarding to see proof and application of learning, which makes teaching so enjoyable. I take an andragogical approach and believe all learners bring value to a learning environnment. I often use multi-media, props and quizzes to make learning more enjoyable and memorable.

Past courses

  • Undergraduate Introduction to International Relations, ANU
  • Undergraduate Terror to Terrorism: A History, ANU
  • Undergraduate Human Security, ANU
  • Postgraduate Non-traditional Security, Centre for Defence and Strategic Studies.

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