Indiana University Bloomington



Dr. Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke is Associate Professor and Graduate Convenor at the National Security College (NSC), Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University. He is an internationally recognized expert on the history and politics of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China (PRC), Chinese foreign policy in Central Asia, Central Asian geopolitics, and nuclear proliferation and non-proliferation.


He has generated numerous academic publications across these fields of research including one sole authored book, one co-authored book, five edited books, thirty-five peer reviewed journal articles, and fifteen book chapters. Notable recent publications have included: Inside Xinjiang: Analyzing Place, Space and Power in China’s Muslim Far North West, Routledge 2016 (co-edited with Anna Hayes) and China’s Frontier Regions: Ethnicity, Economic Integration and Foreign Relations, I. B. Tauris 2016 (editor).


His journal articles have been published in a variety of high-quality peer-review academic outlets including Orbis, Global Policy, Asian Security, Asian Ethnicity, Terrorism and Political Violence, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Journal of Strategic Studies, amongst others. Additionally, he has also published numerous opinion and commentary pieces on aspects of his research with Foreign Policy, Wall Street Journal, CNN, The National Interest, South China Morning Post and The Diplomat.


Dr. Clarke also teaches two graduate courses at NSC, “American National Security Policy” and “Asian Regionalism and Security” and co-convenes the graduate sub-thesis seminar.


Dr. Michael Brose

Michael Brose obtained an MA in International Studies from the Jackson School, University of Washington, Seattle, and his Ph.D. in 2000 from Asian & Middle East Studies, University of Pennsylvania, where he researched Central Asian personnel who worked for the Mongols in Mongol China. He continues to do research and publish on this topic, expanding his methodology beyond traditional prosopographic approaches to include quantitative methods, especially network analysis and GIS. In the past few years his work on non-Chinese personnel in Mongol Yuan and early Ming China has led him to a second major research area, the history and current status of Chinese Muslims in Southwest China, and in particular Yunnan Province.

Associate Directors

Margaret Carlin

Margaret Carlin is a manager of Global Engagement at the Australian National University.

Graduate Assistant

Georgy Khabarovskiy

Georgy Khabarovskiy is a PhD Candidate in French / Francophone Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington. His research interests include travel literature of the interwar years, particularly in relation to travel, gender and colonialism. He has also written on literary texts from colonial French Indochina and the role of European women in French colonial possessions in Southeast Asia. Georgy is currently working on his dissertation entitled “Feminine Modes of Knowing and Ways of Traveling in Africa in French Women’s Travelogues from the 1920s-1950s”. Before joining the Pan Asia institute, Georgy taught courses in language and culture in the French and Russian programs, and was an Associate Instructor for a course in Latin American Studies at Indiana University.​