Benjamin Reilly is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the United States Studies Centre and Adjunct Senior Fellow at the East-West Center in Hawaii. He was formerly Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University (ANU), the University of Western Australia and Murdoch University, where he also held Dean and Director positions.
He has also worked for the United Nations and other international organisations, held visiting appointments at Harvard, Oxford, and Johns Hopkins-SAIS, and written and advised widely on issues of democracy, institutional design and Asia-Pacific politics.
His books include Democracy in Divided Societies (CUP, 2001) and Democracy and Diversity (OUP, 2006). He holds a PhD in Political Science from the ANU.