Institute for Corean-American Studies

Rawdon Dalrymple
 ICAS Distinguished Fellow 

Biographic Sketch

Rawdon Dalrymple was born in Sydney, Australia in 1930 and went to school and university there. After graduation from the University of Sydney he was elected Rhodes Scholar in 1952 and proceeded to Oxford where he took a first class honours degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He returned to Sydney in 1955 as Lecturer in Moral and Political Philosophy at Sydney University.

In 1957 Mr Dalrymple joined the Australian Department of External Affairs and continued in that service (now Foreign Affairs and Trade) until 31 March 1994. For much of that time he worked on trade and economic issues; but in the course of his career he was involved at one time or another in all aspects of Australia" foreign interests and policy areas.

After participating in the planning and formative work leading to the creation of the Asian Development Bank he joined the Bank in Manila in 1987 as Alternate Director.

In 1969 Mr Dalrymple was promoted Assistant Secretary and appointed Minister in the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. From 1972 to 1975 he was Australian Ambassador to Israel. Returning to Canberra in 1975 he was First Assistant Secretary in charge of Western division and then of the Economic division. In 1984 he was promoted Deputy Secretary.

In 1981 he was appointed Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, then in 1985 he went to Washington as Australian Ambassador to the United States. In 1989 he was appointed Ambassador to Japan and remained there until the end of November 1993.

In 1987 Rawdon Dalrymple was made an Officer in the Order of Australia.

Rawdon Dalrymple is now a visiting Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Sydney where he teaches courses in International Relations. He is also Chairman of the ASEAN Focus Group Pty Ltd. He has published articles in journals in Australia and the United States and writes a monthly column in a leading Japanese newspaper.

ICAS Web Site Links for Rawdon Dalrymple :
Will the Geese Get Back in Line? Japan and Southeast Asia in the Financial Crisis
Outlook For Asian Prosperity: View From The Top Of The World
Washington's Role in the Asian Crisis: Outsider's View
Winter 1999 Symposium
1997 Chonju Symposium
ICAS Fellow Roster
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