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John Langmore

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Social And Political Sciences
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John Langmore

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John Langmore


Professor John Langmore is a Professorial Fellow and a Professional Expert in the School of Social and Political Sciences.

From 1963 until 1976 he worked in Papua New Guinea as a public servant and university lecturer where he led the preparation of the first national plan.

Between 1976 and 1984 he was an economic advisor to the Australian Parliamentary Labor Party and with Ralph Willis proposed the negotiation of the Accord.

In 1984 he was elected to the House of Representatives and was later re-elected four times for the ACT seat of Fraser. He chaired the committee which planned the first comprehensive committee system for the House of Representatives. Amongst the Caucus and House committees he chaired were inquiries on the national infrastructure, the Bretton Woods institutions, Australia's current account; the environment; and the Australian Capital Territory.

He retired from parliament in 1996 to become Director of the UN Division for Social Policy and Development in New York for five years and then Representative of the International Labour Organization to the United Nations for two. He was responsible for the organisation of the 24th special session of the General Assembly which was the first world conference to agree on the global target for halving serious poverty by 2015.

Professor Langmore teaches the graduate subject United Nations: Review and Reform in the Master of International Relations course and Socio-Economic Development for the Master of Development Studies. At present he is researching and publishing on global governance, Australian foreign policy, conflict resolution, and development.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Membership of the Order of Australia

Order of Australia


Distinguished Fellow

International Council for Social Welfare


Distinguished Fellow, International Council of Social Welfare





Professional Exp In Intern Relations & Dev Studies

Social And Political Sciences


Diploma of Development Economics

RSA and Cambridge University Local Syndicate

Master of Economics

Monash University

Diploma of Social Studies

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Commerce

University of Melbourne