Lowy Institute

Fergus Hanson

Research Fellow

Fergus Hanson is a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution and part of the senior leadership at Walk Free. He was Director of the annual Lowy Poll until September 2012.

Fergus Hanson has a Masters in International Law from the University of Sydney. His published thesis focused on regional stability in the Pacific. He worked for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) from 2004 to 2007. From 2005 to 2007 he served at the Australian Embassy in The Hague where he was responsible for Australia’s relations with five international legal organisations and domestic political issues. Prior to joining DFAT he was a fellow at Cambridge University’s Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law. Fergus has also studied at Uppsala and Fribourg universities.