Eric DOORNBOSEric Doornbos

Office: Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS), ITAMS, University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia

Degree Program: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
PhD Thesis Title: State Securitization under the Law of the Sea Convention

Clive Schofield, Professor
Chris Rahman, Principal Research Fellow


Eric has been a maritime boundary and sovereignty disputes analyst in the Office of the Geographer and Global Issues, United States Department of State since 2015. Prior to joining the Department of State, Eric graduated from the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University with an M.A. in Security Studies and an emphasis on international security. His thesis was titled Arctic Climate Change, Energy, and Sovereignty – The Effects of an Exogenous Shock on Adherence to the Norms of Sovereignty as Supported by the Rule of Law. Eric’s undergraduate degree is from Calvin College where he earned a B.A. with honors in History and International Relations. His thesis papers focused on The Evolving Use of Maritime Law in the South China Sea and Shifting Boundaries in the Balkans.

Research interests:

- Maritime security
- Law of the Sea
- Maritime Disputes
- Maritime Boundary Delimitation

Last reviewed: 25 October, 2018