Australia's research field leader in international law: Professor Anthea Roberts

Anthea Roberts

We are proud to announce that Professor Anthea Roberts has been recognised as Australia's research field leader in international law by The Australian Research Magazine 2024. Professor Roberts also received the same recognition last year for her contribution in the field of international law.

She is the Director of the ANU Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ) at RegNet, which she describes as a vibrant community of scholars dedicated to the study of complex and interconnected 21st century challenges. Established in 2005 by Honorary Professor Hilary Charlesworth, CIGJ has consistently demonstrated leadership in issues of governance and justice, grounded in a mission of scholarly excellence and innovation.

Anthea's latest book Six Faces of Globalization: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why it Matters (co-authored with Nicolas Lamp) with Harvard University Press was listed as one of the Best Books of the Year by the Financial Times and Fortune Magazine. Her first book Is International Law International (2017) won numerous prizes, including the American Society of International Law's Book Prize, and was Oxford University Press's top selling law monograph worldwide in 2017-2018.

The Australian National University has also been listed as the lead institution in 12 fields of research: Anthropology; Asian Studies & History, Astronomy & Astrophysics; Birds; Chinese Studies & History, Condensed Matter Physics & Semiconductors; Evolutionary Biology; Geophysics; International Law; Optics & Photonics; Plasma & Fusion and Political Science.