Anthony Milner

Professor Anthony (Tony) Milner AM, FASSA, FRHistS, is the Co-Chair of the Australian Committee of CSCAP since 2002. His other appointments include: International Director, Asialink; Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne; Visiting Professor, University of Malaya (Asia Europe Institute, Centre for ASEAN Regionalism); and Emeritus Professor, Australian National University. 

Professor Milner was Dean of Asian Studies at the Australian National University for ten years, and Basham Professor of Asian History, 1994-2014. He was Director of the Australia Asia Perceptions Project of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 1991-1994. His other previous appointments include Research Chair of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, Chair of the Canberra Branch of the Institute and Editor of the Asian Studies Review. He spent a decade on the Australian Government’s Foreign Affairs Council, and was also a member of the Government’s Australia Malaysia Institute and Australia Thailand Institute. He was a Panel Member of the Australian Research Council. Professor Milner has held visiting appointments at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, the National University of Singapore (as Raffles Visiting Chair), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Kyoto University, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (as Pok Rafeah Chair), ISIS Malaysia (as Tun Hussein Onn Chair) and Humboldt University.

Professor Milner has published widely on both Malay and Southeast Asian history and regional relations.

Professor Milner was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2007 for service to education in the field of Asian studies as an academic and author, and to international relations through the development of cross-cultural education and outreach activities. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia in 1995 and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2017, and was made a National Life Member of the Australian Institute of International Affairs in 2007. In 2017 he received the prestigious Merdeka Award for "outstanding contribution to the People of Malaysia". He was presented with an Honorary Degree as Doctor of Humanities by the University of Malaya in the same year.