Politics & International Relations


Dr Pete Lentini (BA, Political Science and Russian, University of Rhode Island 1988; PhD, Institute of Russian and East European Studies, Glasgow University 1997) is currently Deputy Head of the School of the Political and Social Inquiry, Co-Convenor of the Global Terrorism Research Unit, Convenor of the Master of Counter-Terrorism Studies program and a Senior Lecturer in Politics.

Since 2002, Pete has held major School, Faculty and University administrative positions including:

  • Head, School of Political and Social Inquiry (2004)
  • Interim Head, Communications (2004)
  • Interim Head, Anthropology (2004)
  • Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Arts (2002-2003)
  • Member, Committee of Associate Deans Research (2002-2003)
  • Member, Dean of Arts Advisory Committee (2002-2003, 2004)
  • Member, Establishment Group and Advisory Committee, Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements (2002-2004)

Pete grew up in Johnston, Rhode Island, USA. While pursuing his undergraduate degree at the University of Rhode Island he was a study abroad student in Scotland at Stirling University (1984-85) and Glasgow University (1986-87). Before taking up his appointment at Monash University in August 1994 he taught at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, Birmingham University (1992-93) and the Department of Sociology, Central European University, Prague Campus (1993-94)

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