Dr William Stoltz is the Senior Adviser for Public Policy at the ANU National Security College.

His research explores options for Australia to shape and influence international security, as well as Australia’s policy responses to a breadth of national security challenges.

He joined the NSC after working across Australia’s defence, intelligence, and law enforcement communities.

Dr Stoltz holds a PhD and Advanced Masters of National Security Policy from the Australian National University as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.

Fields of expertise



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16 September 2021

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