Dr John Janzekovic

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Dr John Janzekovic


Teaching areas

  • International Politics
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Justice and Human Rights
  • Australian Politics
  • Politics of the Asia Pacific and North East Asia Regions
  • American Politics

Research areas

  • politics and international relations
  • democracy promotion and democracy development
  • human security
  • Responsibility to Protect (R2P), Responsibility to Prevent (R2Prevent)
  • humanitarian interventionist politics
  • international law
  • military ethics
  • peace and conflict studies
  • fundamentalism, extremism, terrorism

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Dr John Janzekovic lectures in Politics and International Relations, and International Justice and Human Rights at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He coordinates the Bachelor of International Studies Internship program.

He is also an invited international lecturer at Linnaeus University in Vaxjo Sweden and Millersville University in Pennsylvania USA where he conducts courses and seminars in Australian and Asia Pacific Politics, and Humanitarian Interventionist Politics for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Prior to entering academia, Dr Janzekovic was the Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF) Officer-in-Charge (Education Officer) and Head of School at the RAAF B707 and C-130 Hercules School at RAAF Richmond, and the F-111 Strategic Strike and Reconnaissance Aircraft School at RAAF Amberley.

Dr Janzekovic has extensive experience in the military aerospace training environment, and he has completed a tour in military intelligence where he was involved in joint Australian and US military exercises.

His research interests include international and humanitarian law, interventionist politics, peace and conflict studies, terrorism and military ethics.

His publications include articles on humanitarian intervention, international humanitarian law, Australian migration law, the ethics and politics of intervention, and case studies of the conflict in Bosnia Herzegovina and Kosovo.

Dr Janzekovic is assistant editor for the theme of 'Humanitarian Intervention' in the academic journal 'Social Alternatives', and he is on the Editorial Board and a contributor and reviewer for the 'Journal of Human Security' (JHS), 'The Global Studies Journal', and 'The International Journal of the Humanities'.

He is an invited speaker at a number of international politics conferences, and has contributed academic papers to the Pacific Islands Political Studies Association (PIPSA), the Australasian Political Studies Association (APSA), Vaxjo University Press, Samlingsaffisch-Föreläsningsserie ht06 ‘The EU and the World’ Seminar at Vaxjo University in Sweden, the 2nd Global Conference: Evil, Law and the State in Salzburg, Austria, the 9th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, Universidad de Granada, Spain, and the 5th Global Studies Conference at Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.

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