- Cultural Diplomacy in the "New World City" Dec 3, 2015
- Australia on the UNSC: Big, Juicy and Decisive Oct 19, 2012
- UNSC countdown: The public diplomacy challenge to come Oct 18, 2012
- Australia’s campaign for the UNSC: an optimistic view Oct 5, 2012
- Moving Australia’s Public Diplomacy Beyond the Cult of Rudd Feb 29, 2012
Professor Caitlin Byrne is Director of the Griffith Asia Institute and a CPD Faculty Fellow. Prior to joining Griffith University, Caitlin was Assistant Professor of International Relations at Bond University, Gold Coast. Her teaching and research interests include contemporary and public diplomacy, with a special focus on Australia in the Asia-Pacific region, Korea and China. Caitlin is a former research fellow of the University of Southern California's Center for Public Diplomacy (CPD) and is currently associated with the Australian Studies program at Sun-Yat Sen University, Guangzhou.
Caitlin’s research is published in a range of journals including the Hague Journal of Diplomacy, the Australian Journal of International Affairs, Sport in Society, Exchange: Journal on Public Diplomacy and CPD Perspectives. Prior to joining Bond University, Caitlin held a range of management and policy roles across government, including with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1993-2001) and the Queensland Government's Office for Women (2003-2005). She has led major social policy and legislative reform projects including the implementation of Queensland's Adoption Act 2011, and conducted change management projects in the private and community sectors. Caitlin consults on occasion, and is currently working with DFAT in the development of an Australian global alumni engagement strategy. Caitlin is deeply engaged in Queensland’s international policy community, including the Australian Institute of International Affairs and has been recently appointed to the Fulbright Selection Committee for Queensland.
Caitlin received both her LLB and Ph.D from Bond University in 1993 and 2010 respectively.
Caitlin’s research project for the Center is titled 'Public Diplomacy and the United Nations Security Council: Securing a Seat at the Top Table'.