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.
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Conflict Prevention And Peace Building: Developing A Policy And Program For Australia
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International mediation and Australian foreign policy: building institutional capacity to respond to overseas conflict
A MARTIN, N Shea, J Langmore
Journal article | 2017 | Australian Journal of International Affairs
In October 2012, Australia's parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade recommended that a media..
A Crime against Humanity? Implications and Prospects of the Responsibility to Protect in the Wake of Cyclone Nargis
John Langmore, Ashley McLachlan-Bent
Journal article | 2011 | Global Responsibility to Protect
AbstractIn May 2008 Cyclone Nargis created significant international debate when the ruling military regime in Myanmar refused to ..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Membership of the Order of Australia
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
Diploma of Social Studies
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Commerce
University of Melbourne