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Geoffrey Wiseman

  • Professor and Endowed Chair in Applied Diplomacy
  • D.Phil., Oxford University​
  • Grace School of Applied Diplomacy
  • Faculty
  • 773-325-5118
  • 2327 North Racine Avenue
    Chicago, IL. 60614-3107

Geoffrey Wiseman came to DePaul in 2021 as Professor and Inaugural Endowed Chair in Applied Diplomacy in the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. His recent publications explore public diplomacy and hostile nations, the politics–diplomacy nexus, and contemporary challenges for foreign ministries. He teaches courses on Diplomacy's Past and Present, Leadership and Diplomacy, Citizen Diplomacy, and International Relations Theory. Professor Wiseman is a former Australian diplomat, serving in Stockholm, Hanoi, and Brussels and as advisor to the Australian Foreign Minister, Gareth Evans. He has also worked in the Strategic Planning Unit of the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General and as peace and security program officer at the Ford Foundation. He has held academic positions at the University of Southern California and at the Australian National University. He is the author of Concepts of Non-Provocative Defense (Palgrave Macmillan); editor of Isolate or Engage: Adversarial States, US Foreign Policy and Public Diplomacy (Stanford University Press); and co-editor with Pauline Kerr of Diplomacy in a Globalizing World: Theories and Practices (Oxford University Press).

Research Interests

  • Diplomatic practices
  • China's rise
  • Diplomatic culture
  • Diplomacy and non-state actors