Dr Keith Suter is a social commentator, strategic planner, broadcaster,
conference speaker and writer.
He is the Consultant on Social Policy at Wesley Mission (Sydney),
and Consultant to Aged Services Association (NSW), Health Services
Association (NSW), and the Conflict Resolution Network. He is also
the Executive Director of National Goals and Directions (a think
tank working on Australia's future).
His first doctorate was in the international law of guerrilla warfare
and his second in the economic and social consequences of the arms
race. His masters degree is in religious studies and was on the
role of the Uniting Church in the debate over economic justice.
He is the Chairperson of the Environment Committee of the Australian
Institute of Company Directors, Chairperson of International Humanitarian
Law Committee of Australian Red Cross (NSW), Vice-President of the
International Commission of Jurists (NSW), and Director of Studies,
International Law Association (Australian Branch).
Between 1979 and 1999 he was at various times the national and
state presidents (NSW and WA) of the United Nations Association
of Australia. In 1999 he was made a Life Member of the UN Association.
From 1991 to 1998 he was the President of the Centre for Peace and
Conflict Studies, University of Sydney.
His current teaching positions include part-time lecturer in the
Department of Social Work, University of New South Wales (in the
Masters of International Social Work), where he teaches the introductory
course on international organization.
His most recent book is Legal Studies 1 (Melbourne: Macmillan,
2000), where he is a co-author and wrote the international law sections.
Book 2 is due out later this year and again he wrote the international
law sections. He is author of 'Global Change: Armageddon and the
New World Order', 'Global Agenda: Economics, the Environment and
the Nation-State', 'Indonesia, East Timor and West Irian', and he
writes HSC material for the NSW Board of Studies.
Dr Suter received the Australian Government's Peace Medal in 1986:
the International Year of Peace. He was Rostrum's "Communicator
of the Year" in 1995. He was made a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow
in 1997 in recognition of his work for international co-operation.