Andrew Dunn is the Policy and Communications Officer at UNU-CRIS. He works closely with the Director to execute the UNU-CRIS strategic plan and vision, build its network, assist in the day-to-day management of the institute and in the implementation of key institutional priorities. In his role as Communications Officer, Andrew handles all aspects of UNU-CRIS communication efforts, producing content, managing all social media channels and the UNU-CRIS website, graphic design and developing the bi-monthly newsletter. Additionally, Andrew is the UNU-CRIS focal point in the UNU network for Communications, ICT and Project Management, and coordinates the UNU-CRIS internship programme. He is also involved in the RIKS project.
Andrew holds a Master of International Relations from the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies, where his thesis focused on how China’s Belt and Road Initiative has been represented in Western media through post-structural and international relations theories lenses, and Bachelors in Journalism and International Business from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. He was an intern at UNU CRIS for three months following his studies, where he worked on the redevelopment of the RIKS project, including the new website development and statistical research for the RIKS database.
Andrew has previously interned as a finance and global affairs journalist at the Courier Mail in Australia, worked as an English teacher in Vietnam, and at TomTom as a Map Content Engineer, where his tasks included linguistic work, communications, research and project management.