Connor is a first-year PhD student researching the history of the good governance agenda. He is particularly interested in how debates about the future of international order shaped the initial conceptualisation of good governance, as well as how the good governance agenda recursively influenced the evolution of global governance throughout the 1990s. Connor’s broader research interests also include Indo-Pacific geopolitics, the international relations of the green transition, and the history of economic thought.

Connor obtained a BA (honours) from the University of Melbourne and recently completed Cambridge’s MPhil in Politics and International Studies. He previously worked in the Australian foreign service.