Bob Hawke honours Professor Hedley Bull



25 August 2008

The Honourable Bob Hawke, AC, former Prime Minister of Australia, was guest of honour at the United States Studies Centre book launch and reception honouring the late Professor Hedley Bull (1932-1985).

In his address Mr Hawke paid tribute to Professor Bull, one of the world's leading international relations scholars. He was also a personal friend from their days together at Oxford University.

The book, Remembering Hedley is a compilation of essays by Professor Bull's edited by ANU academics, Coral Bell and Meredith Thatcher.

Professor Bull, a graduate of The University of Sydney, had a distinguished academic career in both Britain and Australia. His highly influential book The Anarchical Society: A Study of Order in World Politics published in 1977 remains a standard text in international relations courses around the world.


  • The Honourable Bob Hawke, AC
    Member of the Council of Advisors, United States Studies Centre

    The Honourable Bob Hawke AC is a member of the US Studies Centre's Council of Advisors. Hawke was the 23rd Prime Minister of Australia, in office between 11 March 1983 - 20 December 1991.