Associate Professor Donald Kenyon, AM


 Associate Professor Donald Kenyon, AM
  Visiting Fellow
  ANU Centre for European Studies
  Research School of Social Sciences
  College of Arts and Social Sciences
  Phone: +61 2 6125 6586


Qualifications: Bachelor of Economics (Honours Government), University of Sydney 1966.

Short Biography: Donald Kenyon is a former Australian Ambassador the GATT/WTO in Geneva from 1993 to 1996 and Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg from 1997 to 2000. Assoc Prof Kenyon was a senior trade negotiator for the Australian Government with many years experience in bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations. In Geneva, he served as Chairman of the Cairns Group of agricultural exporting countries during the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations. In 1995, he also served as the first chairman on the new WTO Dispute Settlement Body which was an integral part of the outcome of the Uruguay Round negotiations package. Mr Kenyon retired from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in October 2001. Since 2002, he has been associated with the Centre for European Studies at the Australian National University.

Research Interests: Assoc Prof Kenyon’s research interests focus on trade policy issues. Most of his work at the ANUCES revolves around developing research and proposals for workshops and seminars aimed at facilitating a closer trade and economic partnership between Australia and the EU that would be to the mutual benefit of both sides.

Current Research Projects: Associate Professor Kenyon is currently a chief investigator in the ARC funded linkage research project entitled ‘’Australia and the European Union: A study of a changing trade and business relationship’’. Linkage partners in the project are; the Delegation of the European Union in Australia, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science Research and Tertiary Education (DIISR), the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) and the European Australian Business Council (EABC). The project is funded for three years and runs through 2012.

Selected Publications

Kenyon, D and van der Eng, P (2012) Multilateral, Plurilateral and Bilateral Approaches to fostering Business Relations between Latin America and Australia. Asian Journal of Latin American Studies, 25(1) 1-34.

Kenyon, D and Lee, D (2011) Australia and Europe in ’‘Middle Power Dreaming: Australia in World Affairs 2006-2010’’, ed James Cotton and John Ravenhill, Australian Institute of International Affairs, Oxford University Press. 111-128.

Hussey, K and Kenyon, D (2011) Regulatory Divergences ; a barrier to trade and a potential source of trade disputes, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Special Issue, ‘’Australia’s Trade with Europe : potential unfulfilled’’ 65(4) 381-393.

Kenyon, D and Lee, D (2006) The Struggle for Trade Liberalisation in Agriculture: Australia and the Cairns Group in the Uruguay Round. ‘’Australia in the World : the Foreign Affairs and Trade files series, No 4’’ Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra.

Kenyon, D (2006) Reflections on the Establishment of the Dispute Settlement Body and the Appellate Body. ‘’Ten Years of WTO Dispute Settlement: Australian Perspectives’’. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra.

Kenyon, D and Kunkel, J (2005) Australia and the European Union in the World Trade Organisation: partners or adversaries? Australian Journal of International Affairs, 59(1) 55-69.

Other Public Appearances

Panel participant in ABC Radio National ‘Big Ideas’ inaugural presentation of ‘’Australia and Europe in Conversation’’ ANUCES, 29 February 2012.

Book launches for AJIA ‘special issue’ Australia’s trade with Europe: potential unfulfilled, Brussels 3 February 2012 hosted by European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and Canberra, 19 September 2011, hosted by ANUCES.

Co-convener (with Dr Karen Hussey) of ANU hosted conference Sustainable Agricultural and Food Policy in the 21st Century: Challenges and Solutions, Brussels, 26-27 October 2010.

Convener of ANU Conference, Trade and Investment Issues for the 21st Century: building an agenda for Australia/EU Cooperation, Finkel Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU 17-18 November 2009.

Co-convener (with Associate Professor van der Eng) of ANU Symposium, The European Union: Australia’s New Business Horizon. Sparke Helmore Theatre, ANU college of Law, 13-14 March 2008.

Book launch for Australia and the Cairns Group in the Uruguay Round (see above). Keynote address from ANU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Chubb, AC. ANUCES, October 2006.

ANU Co-convener with European Australian Business Council (EABC) of seminar series European Union Green Manufacturing Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide, November 2005.

Convener of Business Breakfast series hosted by ANU, the Australian Institute of Export and the EABC, Can you afford to Ignore Europe? With Lord Leon Brittan, former Commissioner for External Relations, EU Commission Brussels, Sydney, 22 February 2005 and Melbourne, 25 February 2005.

ANU Co-convener with EABC of conference The Single Market for Financial Services in the EU and its impact on Globalisation with Peter Sutherland, Chairman Goldman Sachs International, Westin Hotel, Sydney, 3 November 2003.

Convener ANU workshop Future Policy Prospects in Agriculture For the European Union and Australia ANUCES, 14-15 May 2003.

Convener ANU workshop European Union Enlargement: implications for the EU and Australia. ANUCES, 16-17 April 2003.

Convener ANU workshop Australia and the EU in the Multilateral Trade Round: defining the common ground  ANUCES, 12-13 December 2002.

Teaching and Supervision: Donald Kenyon has been a guest lecturer on numerous occasions over the past ten years representing the NEC/ANUCES in CBE and Law, as well as a regular lecture participant at NEC/ANUCES graduate courses and presenter at several annual ‘’Europe Update’’ events sponsored by the former NEC.

Major Grants and Awards: Awarded the Order of Australia (AM) in January 2002 for services to Australia’s trade relations.

Professional Societies and Relevant Service

Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA), Canberra
Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brussels
European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS), Brussels
European Policy Centre (EPC), Brussels

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