|Born||27 September 1936|
|🏫 Education||University of New England|
Australian National University
Department of Government and International Relations
University of Sydney
Visiting Professorial Fellow
Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security
University of Wollongong
|👴 👵 Parent(s)||Mona (née Kell) and|
Robert Falconer "Bob" Howard (born 27 September 1936) is an Australian academic specialising in international relations, international security and Australian politics. He is a former editor of the Current Affairs Bulletin. He is a member of the executive council of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, Australia’s oldest think tank, and a Fellow of the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong.
Early life and education
Born Robert Falconer Howard, he is the third son of Mona, née Kell, and Lyall Howard. His parents were married in 1925 and his eldest brother, Stanley, was born in 1926 (died 2014), followed by Walter in 1929 and John in 1939. He was raised in the Sydney suburb of Earlwood, in a Methodist family. Howard's father was a sympathiser with the New Guard. and his mother had been an office worker until her marriage. His father and his paternal grandfather, Walter Howard, were both veterans of the First AIF in World War I and in peace time ran two Dulwich Hill petrol stations. Howard is the only member of his family to vote for the Australian Labor Party.
He was awarded a BA from the University of New England and a PhD from the Australian National University.
Howard is currently an associate in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney and a Visiting Professorial Fellow at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security at the University of Wollongong.
- "Dr Bob Howard". Department of Government and International Relations. University of Sydney. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
- Thorpe-Bowker (1991). Australian Periodicals in Print. D.W. Thorpe. p. 732. Search this book on
- NSW Executive & Council 2017 (from December 2017 – September 2018) Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- "Fellows - Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS)". Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security. University of Wollongong. Archived from the original on 1 March 2011. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
- Kelly, Paul (19 May 1999), "The Common Man as Prime Minister", The Australian
- Van Onselen & Errington 2007, pp. 7–9
- "Tin soldered for the King in Howard's home", Sydney Morning Herald, 19 June 2006, retrieved 24 May 2013
- Wainwright, Robert; Tony Stephens (18 September 2004). "Canterbury tales". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 24 May 2013.
Bob Howard, who teaches international security to postgraduates at Sydney University, is the only member of the Howard family to vote Labor and no longer talks publicly about his younger brother.
- Australian Institute of International Affairs video featuring Howard and Alison Broinowski
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