David Stuart


David Stuart was Australia’s Ambassador in Vienna from August 2012 until October 2016. His diplomatic career included postings to the United Nations in New York and in Washington, Jakarta, and Madrid. He was a senior representative in UN, IAEA and other discussions on nuclear disarmament, proliferation threats and nuclear safety and security. Now retired, Stuart is researching Australian colonial history. In 2019, he presented papers on “The First US Pivot to the Pacific: American Maritime Contact with the Australian Colonies, 1788–1818” at the Australian Historical Association Conference and “The American Presence in Hobart Town” at the Hobart Whaling Conference, and has since published on American trade with the colonies in History Compass.