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  • Lee Cordner

    Visiting Fellow
    Email: 
    lgcordner@gmail.com
    Phone: 
    +91 11 2671 7983
    Archive data: Person was Visiting Fellow at IDSA

    Lee Cordner is a strategic analyst who has worked as a policy adviser, consultant, practitioner, researcher and educator. His interests include maritime security and strategy, international relations, policy analysis and development, risk management, strategic planning, and organizational behaviour. Lee is with the Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre (IPGRC), University of Adelaide, Australia and currently resident at the Institute for Defence and Strategic Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, India as a Visiting International Fellow, where he is researching Indian Ocean maritime security governance. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at the US Naval War College, Newport RI, USA and a Visiting Fellow with the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore. Lee was co-chair of a Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP) Study Group on offshore oil and gas safety and security in the Asia-Pacific, and he is a member of the Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG).

    He was a Principal Research Fellow (Associate Professor) at the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), University of Wollongong, Australia; and formerly CEO of Future Directions International Pty Ltd (FDI), an independent strategic think-tank based in Perth, Australia. He served full-time in the Royal Australian Navy for 33 years and commanded HMA Ships Adelaide (as Senior Captain in the Fleet), Sydney (during the 1990-91 Gulf War), Bass and Betano; his last Navy position was Director General Navy Strategic Policy and Futures in the rank of Commodore. He continues to serve in the Reserve as an Operational Member of the Navy Seaworthiness Board and recently completed 46 years naval service. He lives in beautiful Kiama, Australia.

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