Research Output per year
Brian is a historian of twentieth century international politics and US foreign relations. His research explores the changing legal frameworks of international and national security, and his current book project examines how the American use of military force during the Vietnam War reshaped the legal architecture of war and our understanding of legitimate killing. Prior to his academic career, Brian prepared assessments of regional strategic and political affairs as an analyst in New Zealand's Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and in his teaching at Macquarie University he draws on both his academic and professional backgrounds to help students develop their strategic, analytical, and ethical thinking skills.
International Law, National Security Law
United States in the world
New Zealand in the world
PICT813, History of Intelligence (2018, 2019)
PICT320, Ethics of Security (2017, 2018)
PICT851, Strategic Thinkers (2016, 2017)
PICT212, Modern Warfare (2016)
Research student supervision
Brian welcomes enquiries from potential MRes and PhD students interested in researching and writing on historical or contemporary aspects of war, intelligence, international law, the United States in the world, or New Zealand in the world.
History, PhD, Cornell University
International Relations, MA, Yale University
Diplomacy and International Relations, BA (Hons), University of Canterbury
History and Political Science, BA, University of Canterbury
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article/Exhibition review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary/reference book
Activities per year
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
The Vietnam and Arab-Israeli Conflicts: International Legal Migrations, Comparisons, and ConnectionsBrian Cuddy (Organiser)
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Organising a conference, workshop, ...