John Fitzgerald is a past President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Social Investment and Philanthropy at Swinburne University of Technology.
Previously he directed Ford Foundation operations in Beijing and held positions including Head of the School of Social Sciences at La Trobe University and Director of the International Centre of Excellence in Asia-Pacific Studies at the ANU.
He has served as Chair of the Education Committee of DFAT’s Australia-China Council and Chair of the ARC Committee for National and International Cooperation.
His publications have been widely recognised, including the Ernest Scott Prize of the Australian Historical Association and the Joseph Levenson prize of the American Association for Asian Studies.
John has a Ph.D. from ANU and held a Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Professor Fitzgerald was awarded Member (AM) in the General Division of The Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2020 Honours List