Prof Tony Milner AM

Professorial Fellow & Director of Asialink

Tony Milner is International Director at Asialink, Visiting Professor at the University of Malaya and Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University. He was formerly Dean of Asian Studies at the ANU. Tony has written widely on Southeast Asian history – particularly the history of the Malay world – and on Australia-Asia relations. He is Co-Chair of the Australian Committee of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific.

In the 1990s he was Director of the Australia-Asia Perceptions Project of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, which brought together more than 100 researchers from a wide range of fields. He was co-editor of the Oxford University Press series 'Australia in Asia'.

Tony is co-author of Our Place in the Asian Century: Southeast Asia as the Third Way. His current research writing is on Southeast Asian, especially Malaysian, foreign policy. Tony’s main writings on Malaysia and Malay society include The Invention of Politics in Colonial Malaya and The Malays.

He has been a member of a range of Australian Government committees and councils and is a frequent commentator in the media.