Grant success for Chris Michaelsen in the most recent Discovery Project round of the Australian Research Council

AHRCentre Project Director and Associate Professor Chris Michaelsen and three colleagues from UNSW and the ANU were awarded $488,403 for a 4-year project examining how elected members on the UN Security Council can influence Council decision-making and norm development. The project will provide a multidisciplinary evaluation of why and when non-permanent Council members have succeeded in having impact on the Council's decision making process. Drawing on recent experiences of elected members, including Australia, the project will advance evidence-based and empirically grounded policy proposals designed to increase the capacity of elected members to exercise power and influence over the Council's agenda and policy. The project was awarded the single largest amount of funding nationally across the disciplines of law and political science.