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Dr. Alexey Muraviev
Dr. Muraviev is Head of the Department of Social Sciences and Security Studies at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. He is a Coordinator of the International Relations and National Security programs and the founder and Director of the Strategic Flashlight forum on national security and strategy at Curtin.
Alexey is a multi award-winning strategic affairs analyst and a Senior Lecturer in National Security and International Relations at Curtin. He has published widely on matters of national and international security.
In 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, the Australian Research Council (ARC) College of Experts has nominated Dr Muraviev as an “expert of international standing”.
He advises members of state and federal government on foreign policy and national security matters and is frequently interviewed by state, national and international media. Alexey is a regular international and strategic affairs commentator on Sky News Australia.
He is a Director for Strategy of Warsaw Enterprise Institute, a think tank of the Entrepreneurs and Employers Association (ZPP). He appears on radio, TV, printed press, and electronic media outlets on numeral occasions commenting on issues of defence, security, international and national politics.
He authored several articles, analyses, reports and memorandums in the fields of defence, security and foreign policy. He provides his expertise advising defence companies – including Polish branches of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corporation. Responsibilities: government relations, external communication.
Åsa Malmström Rognes
Dr. Åsa Malmström Rognes，Research Fellow
Department of Economic History，Uppsala University.
East Asian economic development
Current research projects:
Family Business Groups in Southeast Asia
Benoit Hardy-Chartrand is a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Canada’s premier international affairs think tank. Benoit joined the Global Security & Politics Program in April 2014. In this role, he is providing research for CIGI’s work on Asia-Pacific security. Prior to joining CIGI, Benoit was an associate researcher at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies and a junior fellow at United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo, in addition to conducting research at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS). He was also a researcher at UNU’s Institute for Sustainability and Peace and the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association. Benoit has a B.A. in Political Science from Université de Montréal, and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Université du Québec à Montréal. He also studied international relations at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. Benoit’s research focuses on East Asian geopolitical and security issues. His work has appeared in numerous publications, and he appears frequently in Canadian and foreign media.
Ben Shane Lim
Brian Lee Crowley
Managing Director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI), Canada’s only truly national public policy think tank based in Ottawa. He came to the role from the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS), where he was founding president.
From 2006-08 Crowley was the Clifford Clark Visiting Economist with the federal Department of Finance. He has also headed the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council (APEC), and has taught politics, economics and philosophy at various universities in Canada and Europe.
Crowley has published numerous books, and is a frequent commentator on political and economic issues across all media. He holds degrees from McGill and the London School of Economics, including a doctorate in political economy from the latter.
- The Canadian Century: Moving out of America's shadow (co-authored with Jason Clemens and Neils Veldhuis), 2010
- Fearful Symmetry: The fall and rise of Canada's founding values, 2009
Dr. Claude Meyer
Sciences Po, Paris
- Senior Adviser, Center for Asian Studies, IFRI
- Associate Professor, Sciences Po, Paris
- Senior Research Fellow, G.E.M. Sciences Po (linked to the Brookings Institution)
- Member of the Scientific Committee, Europe-Asia Program, Sciences Po
Research and professorship abroad
- Visiting Professor at Keio University, Tokyo (2008 and 2010)
- Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York (2005) and at Chinese University, Hong Kong (2006 and 2007)
Main research areas
- Economic, political and strategic relations between Japan , China and India
- Japanese and Chinese finance, financial integration of Asia
Recent Academic Work (Books)
- La Chine, banquier du monde, Fayard, 2014 (translations under way, nominated for the Turgot Prize in Economics to be awarded in March 2015 by the French Finance Minister)
- Chine ou Japon : quel leader pour l’Asie ? (China or Japan : which leader for Asia ?), Paris, Presses de Sciences Po, février 2010 (Chinese, Japanese and English translations herebelow)
- 金融危機後のアジア――リーダーになるのは、中国か日本か ? (Which leader for Asia after the financial crisis, China or Japan ?), Tokyo, Jiji Press Publications, October 2010
- 谁是亚洲领袖：中国还是日本？Shui shi ya zhou ling xiu: zhong guo hai shi ri ben? (Which leader for Asia, China or Japan ?), Beijing, SSAP, January 2011
- China or Japan : which will lead Asia ?, London, Hurst and Co. & New York, Columbia Universithy Press (forthcoming 2011)
- « The Rivalry China-Japan » in Franck Baldwin (ed.), The Possible Futures for Japan, New York University Press, forthcoming 2015
Recent Academic Work (Articles and op-eds)
- « L'empire du Milieu, première puissance économique mondiale... Vraiment ? », Le Monde, 31 janvier 2015
- « La Chine, banquier du monde », Etudes, novembre 2014
- « La Chine, puissance financière mondiale ? » Politique internationale, printemps 2014
- « La Chine, superpuissance financière ? », Le Monde chinois, Editions Choiseul, printemps 2014
- « Dongfeng-PSA: un accord gagnant-gagnant ? », Le Monde, 20 février 2014
- « Japon : la cure de jouvence d'Abe ») in N° spécial Alternatives Internationales/CERI, Hors-série n°14, « Quel monde en 2014 ? », janvier 2014
Professor Dane Rowlands is the Director of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. His research interests focus on international finance and financial institutions, international economics, development finance, migration, and peacekeeping. His most recent book (with Graham Bird) is titled The International Monetary Fund: Distinguishing Reality from Rhetoric. He is currently working on projects examining the growth effects of IMF programs, and charitable donations to natural disasters. He teaches courses on the economics of conflict, international financial policy and institutions, and quantitative methods.
Danial bin Norjidi
Senior reporter of Borneo Bulletin (Brunei)
- Covered the Asean Summits in Cambodia in 2012, as well as both summits in Brunei (2013)
- Selected as the Borneo Bulletin’s energy reporter, taking on the responsibilities of all energy-related news as well as supplements and features
- Worked closely with the Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office, dealing personally with the Minister
- Also worked closely with Brunei Shell Petroleum, covering a wide variety of their local endeavours, including green debates, award and scholarship presentations, the BSJV vendor forum and more
- Sent by Shell to Qatar to visit their assets, primarily their Pearl GTL site
- Went to BSP’s Ampa 9 asset to write features on their people there, with a particular focus on how they go about their duties during Ramadhan.
- Sent by Brunei Shell Petroleum to cover the Shell Innovation Summit in Kuala Lumpur
- Covered the Delhi Dialogue between Asean and India in New Delhi
- Provided news coverage of CommunicAsia 2014 in Singapore on the invitation of AITI
- Handled news coverage for the Corporate Social Responsibility Forum in Manila, Philippines
Dmitri V. Trenin, Ph.D.
Dmitri V. Trenin, Ph.D., is Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center (since 2008) and a Senior Associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Before joining Carnegie in 1994 he served in the Soviet and Russian army. Col. Trenin’s postings included Iraq (with the military assistance group, 1975-76), Germany (liaison with the Western powers in Berlin, 1978-83), and Switzerland (INF and START talks, 1985-91). For several years, Trenin taught area studies at the Defense University in Moscow from which he graduated in 1977. He was also a senior fellow at NATO Defense College (1993) and, upon retirement from the military, a visiting professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (1993-1994). From 1994-1997, Trenin was also a senior research fellow at the Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences.
At Carnegie, Dmitri Trenin chairs the Foreign and Security Policy Program. Trenin is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London; of the Russian International Affairs Council; and of the Royal Swedish Academy of Military Science. He serves on the International Advisory Board of the Finnish Institute for International Affairs and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Moscow School of Political Studies. A frequent commentator for the world news media, from The New York Times to The Moscow Times to Beijing’s Global Times, he serves on the editorial boards of The Washington Quarterly, International Politics, Pro et Contra, Insight Turkey and Baltic Course.
He is the author of several books, including Unconditional Peace: 21st Century Euro-Atlantic as a Security Community (Russian, 2013): Post-Imperium: A Eurasian Story (English,2011; Russian and Japanese editions, 2012); Solo Voyage (essays on Russia’s foreign policy, 2009), Getting Russia Right (English, 2007), Central Asia. The Views from Washington, Moscow and Beijing (English, 2007, co-authored); Integration and Indentity. Russia as a New West (Russian, 2006); Gestrandete Weltmacht (German, 2005); Russia’s Restless Frontier. The Chechnya Factor in Post-Soviet Russia (English, co-authored, 2004), The End of Eurasia: Russia on the Border Between Geopolitics and Globalization (English, two printings, 2002 and 2001), A Strategy for Stable Peace. Toward a Euro-Atlantic Security Community (English, co-authored, 2002), Russia’s China Problem (English and Russian, 1998), Baltic Chance: The Baltic States, Russia and the West in the Emerging Greater Europe (English and Russian, 1997).
Among the books Trenin edited are The Russian Military. Power and Policy (English, 2004), Ambivalent Neighbors: The NATO and EU Enlargement and the Price of Membership (English, 2003); Russia and the Main Security Institutions in Europe: Entering the 21st Century (Russian, 2000); Kosovo: International Aspects (Russian, 1999); Commonwealth and Security in Eurasia (English and Russian, 1998).
Dr. Elena Atanassova-Cornelis is Lecturer in East Asian Politics at the Université Catholique de Louvain and the University of Antwerp, both in Belgium.
Her research interests and expertise include the foreign and security policies of Japan and China in East Asia, US regional strategy in East Asia, cross-Taiwan Strait relations, and regional security cooperation in the Asia-Pacific. Recent articles have been published in Pacific Focus: Inha Journal of International Studies, East
Mongolian journalist (Монголын сэтгүүлч.)
- From September 2017 : Journalist and host of “Junction” political and social talk show, NTV
- From April 2016 : Host of “Liberal women” program, NTV
- 2007 – 2017 : Head of the Political and International News Department, “Daily News” newspaper
- 1999 – July 2017 : Reporter, “Daily News” newspaper
- 1998 – 1999 : Reporter, “Ardyn Erkh” newspaperReporter
- Doctoral course student, University of Humanities
- 2004 – 2006 : Master of Journalism, University of Humanities
- 1995 – 1999 : Bachelor’s degree, University of Humanities
- 1985 – 1995 : Secondary school
Participated in a language training and leadership program in USA and Australia
- 2017 оны есдүгээр сараас “NTV” телевизийн улс төр, нийгмийн ярилцлагын “Огтлолцол” нэвтрүүлгийн сэтгүүлч, хөтлөгч.
- 2016 оны дөрөвдүгээр сараас “NTV” телевизийн “Чөлөөт эмэгтэйчүүд” нэвтрүүлгийн хөтлөгч.
- 2007 – 2017 оны долдугаар сар хүртэл “Өдрийн сонин”-ын Улс төр, гадаад мэдээллийн албаны дарга
- 1999 – 2017 хүртэл “Өдрийн сонин”-д сурвалжлагч
- 1998 – 1999 : онд Төрийн хэвлэл “Ардын эрх” сонины сурвалжлагч
- ХИС-д сэтгүүлзүйн докторант
- 2004 – 2006 : онд ХИС-д сэтгүүлзүйн магистр
- 1995 – 1999 : онд ХИС-д сэтгүүлч, орчуулагч
- 1985 – 1995 : онд арван жилийн сургууль
Мөн АНУ, Австрали улсад хэлний сургалт, манлайллын хөтөлбөрт хамрагдаж байв.
Dr. Fraser Cameron (19 March 1947) is a former European Commission advisor and well known policy analyst and commentator on EU and international affairs.
He is Director of the EU-Asia Centre, an Adjunct Professor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and Senior Advisor to the European Policy Centre (EPC). He is an advisor to the BBC and to the UK government’s Higher Education Panel on Europe.
Dr Cameron was educated at the Universities of St Andrews (MA) and Cambridge (PhD). He was a Research Fellow at the University of Hamburg (1973-74) and a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Kent (1974-75).
From 1975 89, he was a member of the British Diplomatic Service serving mainly in Germany, and covering economic, political and press affairs. He joined the European Commission in 1990, as an advisor in external relations, and was closely involved in a range of policies including the common foreign and security policy (CFSP), enlargement, transatlantic relations, the Balkans, Asia and global governance. He was Political Counsellor in the EU delegation in Washington DC from 1999-2001.
Dr Cameron has lectured widely to business, academic and media audiences around the world. He has been a visiting professor at several universities and is the author of several books and articles on the EU and external relations.
- An Introduction to European Foreign Policy, The Future of Europe and US Foreign Policy after the Cold War (published by Routledge).
- Oct. 2015 - Present : Carnegie Europe, non-resident Senior Associate
- Aug. 2012 - Oct.2015 : Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C.
Senior Associate and Director of the South Asia program
- Oct. 2008 - Aug. 2012 : Directorate for Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Paris
Head of the Asia division
Directorate of Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Paris
International Crisis Group, Brussels
World Economic Forum, Geneva
Centre for Analysis and Forecasting, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Paris
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Bern
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva
ABC News, BBC World, CNN International, RFE, CBC Newsworld, ABC Australia, Deutsche Welle, BBC, VOA, Reuters TV, Globo International, Dawn TV, CTV News, KCBS radio, BECTN Russian State TV & Radio, Radio New Zealand, NPR, CTV (Canada), CNBC,WBBR Bloomberg Radio, Al Jazeera, Radio Free Asia, France 24, France Inter.
LIST OF SELECT PUBLICATIONS
Books and reports
Articles and book chapters
Reforming the Intelligence Agencies in Pakistan’s Transitional Democracy, Washington DC, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2009.
Rethinking Western Strategies Toward Pakistan: An Action Agenda for the United States and Europe, Washington D.C., Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2007.
India, China, Russia: intricacies of an Asian triangle, with Gilles Boquérat (eds), New Delhi, India Research Press, 2003.
Beyond the Rhetoric: The Economics of India’s Look East Policy, with A. Mattoo (eds), New Delhi, Manohar, 2003.
Pakistan and the Afghan conflict, 1979-1985 : at the turn of the Cold War, Karachi, Oxford University Press, 2003. (translated and augmented from : Le Pakistan face au conflit afghan, Paris, l’Harmattan, 1997)
India-Pakistan Relations: Does Modi Matter?, The Washington Quarterly, Winter 2015.
Civil Military Relations in Afghanistan: The French Experience, in William Maley and Susan Schmeidl, Reconstructing Afghanistan: Civil-Military Relations, Experiences in Comparative Perspectives, London, Routledge, 2015
After Modi’s Big Win: Can India and Pakistan Enhance Relations, The National Interest, August 11, 2014
Beyond the Great Game: Towards a National Political Process in Afghanistan Post 2014 (with William Maley and Amitabh Mattoo), Chanakya Papers, The Australia-India Institute, May 2014.
Situation Report: Pakistan, Tony Blair Faith Foundation, April 9, 2014.
The India-Australia Strategic Relationship: Defining Realistic Expectations, The Carnegie Papers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, March 2014.
Afghanistan Post 2014: Scenarios and Consequences, German-Marshall Fund of the United States, Foundation for Strategic Research (Paris), February 4, 2014.
The Year of the Voter in South Asia, (with Milan Vaishnav), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, December 16, 2013.
Pakistan’s Elections and Foreign Policy, International Affairs, Vol. 89, Number 4, July 2013.
Balochistan: The State versus the Nation, The Carnegie Papers, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, April 2013.
Editor for security affairs, political news edition, “Rheinische Post” daily Newspaper, Duesseldorf (Germany)
- Political and local editor of “Westdeutsche Zeitung” daily newspaper, Duesseldorf,Krefeld, Moenchengladbach (1976 - 1996)
- Editor-in-chief “Pfaelzischer Merkur”, Zweibruecken (1997 – 1999)
- Managing editor local issues Lower-Rhine-Area, “Rheinische Post” (1999 – 2006)
- “German Contingent SFOR in Bosnia” (1997).
- “Glück ab” – 40 Jahre Luftlandebrigade Saarland“ (1998).
- “Adler und Schwert” (Eagle and Sword), History of Division Special Operations(2008) ... etc.
- The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany,honour-crosses of German Bundeswehr (gold and silver medal) paratrooper-badge, NATO-Mission-Medal, Medal of Honour from the Town of Moenchengladbach, several military badges etc.
Heng Yee Kuang
Dr. Heng graduated with a B.Sc. (First Class Honours) and PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in the United Kingdom, where he studied on a British Government research scholarship. He then moved on to hold faculty positions as Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Political Science at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland (2004-2007) and Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Relations at the University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (2007-2011), where he was also Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV). Dr. Heng's research interests include security risks in the age of globalization; Singapore's experience of managing global risks as a global city; 'soft' power strategies in the Asia-Pacific, especially Japan and Singapore; Great Power Politics especially Japanese security and defence policies; strategic studies and the evolution of strategic cultures.
Formerly a Visiting Scholar at Waseda University (2010) in Japan, he has been invited to speak, amongst others, at King's College London, Chatham House and Ditchley Park in Britain; New York University in the US; the Vancouver conference of the NATO Defence College; the National Defence University in Helsinki, Finland; the Danish Institute for Military Studies in Copenhagen; the Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College and the Singapore Armed Forces Joint Intelligence School in Singapore. Dr. Heng also has extensive research interests in Japan, having given talks at the University of Tokyo; Waseda University; Aoyama Gakuin University; the National Defence Academy in Yokosuka; the Japan Peacekeeping Training and Research Centre; the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force Staff College; and the National Institute for Defence Studies. Dr. Heng contributed advice on risk case development for the World Economic Forum's Global Risks 2013 report, served on the Royal Irish Academy's Committee for the Study of International Affairs (2005-2007) and was an elected Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), London, UK (2012).
Latest journal articles
ASIA PACIFIC NATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL PEACE SUPPORT AND STABILITY MISSIONS (co-eds with Chiyuki Aoi), Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2014
James Der Derian
James Der Derian is Michael Hintze Chair of International Security Studies and Director of the Centre for International Security Studies. HIs research and teaching interests are in international security, information technology, international theory, and documentary film.
He is author most recently of Virtuous War: Mapping the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network (Routledge, 2nd ed., 2009) and Critical Practices in International Theory (Routledge, 2009), and co-editor with Costas Constantinou of Sustainable Diplomacies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). He has produced three film documentaries with Udris Film, Virtual Y2K, After 9/11, and most recently, Human Terrain, which won the Audience Award at the 2009 Festival dei Popoli in Florence and has been an official selection at numerous international film festivals. His most recent documentary, Project Z: The Final Global Event (co-produced with Phillip Gara), premiered at the 2012 DOK Leipzig Film Festival.
He is also author of On Diplomacy: A Genealogy of Western Estrangement and Antidiplomacy: Spies, Terror, Speed, and War; editor of International Theory: Critical Investigations and The Virilio Reader; and co-editor with Michael Shapiro of International/Intertextual Relations: Postmodern Readings of World Politics. His articles on international relations have appeared in the Review of International Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, International Affairs, Brown Journal of World Affairs, Harvard International Review, Millennium, Alternatives, Cultural Values, and Samtiden. His articles on war, technology, and the media have appeared in the New York Times, Nation, Washington Quarterly, Global Agenda, and Wired.
Der Derian recieved a Joint First Class Honours in Political Science and History at McGill University and M.Phil. and D.Phil. in international relations at Oxford Univeristy where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Jana Gioia BAURMANN
Editor at Die Zeit, Business Section
Jon Schweitzer is the National Director of Public Affairs for AJC. He previously worked at the Chicago Regional Office of AJC, October 2009-January 2014, as Assistant Director for Communications, handling international relations and government relations, and for a period in 2013 was Acting Director. Before that he served as Deputy Press Secretary to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. Jon attended Loyola University Chicago where he graduated with a degree in Advertising, Public Relations, and Political Science.
June Teufel Dreyer
JUNE TEUFEL DREYER is Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, where she teaches courses on China, U.S. defense policy, and international relations. She has also lectured to, and taught a course for, National Security Agency analysts.
Formerly senior Far East specialist at the Library of Congress, she has also served as Asia policy advisor to the Chief of Naval Operations and as commissioner of the United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission established by the U.S. Congress. Dr Dreyer's most recent book is China's Political System: Modernization and Tradition, ninth edition. A partially-completed manuscript on Sino-Japanese relations is under contract from Oxford University Press.
Published Works <Recent Publications>
Books (sole authored)
- China's Political System: Modernization and Tradition.
- 9st edition: Paragon House (US rights) Macmillan (world rights), 2015 (in press)
- Contemporary Tibet: Politics, Development, and Society in a Disputed Region. M.E. Sharpe Armonk, N.Y., 2006 (with Barry Sautman). Author of one chapter, "Economic
- Development in Tibet Under the People's Republic of China," and co-author, with Barry Sautman, of introductory chapter, "The Tibet Question in Contemporary Perspective."
Chapters and Journal Articles
- "The PLA in 2014: Military Advances Presage More Confrontation," Oxford Analytica, January 2014.
- "China and the Ukraine," Foreign Policy Research Institute e-note, March 2014.
- "A New Cold War?" Oxford Analytica, April 2014.
- "Trouble in Fishing Waters," Foreign Policy Research Institute e-note, May 2014.
- Chief executive of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) since 2000, one of the leading independent European think tanks. Published some books and numerous articles in newspapers, specialised magazines and journals on general European public policy, and specific financial regulation and supervision matters. Latest book ‘The Great Financial Plumbing, From Northern Rock to Banking Union’, Rowman and Littlefield, 2015
- Regular speaker in hearings for national and international institutions (EU Commission, European Parliament and related), at international conferences and in briefings for executives;
- Rapporteur for many CEPS task forces, chaired by senior European officials and business leaders (with Helmut Schlesinger, Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Jose-Maria Roldan, Thomas Huertas)
- Directs the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) and the European Credit Research Institute (ECRI), both operated by CEPS
- Independent director of BME (Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles), the listed company that manages the Spanish securities markets (since 2006); Member of the Euribor Steering Committee, European Money Markets Institute (EMMI) (2013 – present); Non-executive director of Lannoo Uitgeverij Group
- Karel Lannoo holds a baccalaureate in philosophy (1984) and an MA in modern history (1985) from the University of Leuven, Belgium and obtained a postgraduate in European studies (Centre d’Etudes européennes, CEE) from the University of Nancy, France (1986). Before joining CEPS, he worked for STUC (students’ cultural centre), did a stage in the EU Commission (spokesmen service), was employed by an Italian agro-food company (Ferruzzi) and a professional association, and was also active as free-lance journalist
Karim Ben Said
Dr. Klint Alexander is Senior Lecturer of Political Science & Law at Vanderbilt University and a Member of the Global Business Team at Baker, Donelson in Nashville
Luis Vicente León
Luis Vicente León is an economist and alumnus of UCAB- Andrés Bello Catholic University in Caracas, Venezuela. He obtained his Master´s Degree in Engineering Management from Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas. Mr. León has completed several specializations such as: Industrial Analysis, Escuela de Organización Industrial Madrid (Madrid, Spain, 1994); Industrial Economy, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (1995); Management of Marketing Communications and Consumer Behaviour, Manchester Business School (Manchester, England, 2000); and International Commerce and Special Zones from the Ministry of Commerce of Taiwan.
He is currently a professor of politics (Analysis of Political Environments) at Venezuela’s IESA-Institute for Superior Education in Administration; and professor of Industrial Economy at the UCAB-Andrés Bello Catholic University. Since 1994 he is acting president of Datanalisis and Co-director of Tendencias Digitales. He was president of CAVEDIV (Caracas). He gives international conferences for several companies and institutions. Mr. León is also a member of the board of directors for the following organizations: Corporación Grupo Químico, Gold´s Gym; Tendencias Digitales. He is also member of the Founding Council of UCAB-Andrés Bello Catholic University.
Lee Seok Hwai
Leonídio Paulo Ferreira
Diário de Notícias: Deputy Director, Deputy Editor in Chief
- 1992-2001 : Diário de Notícias: Journalist of International Politics
- 2001-2002 : Diário de Notícias: Deputy Editor of International Politics Desk
- 2002-2007 : Deputy Head of News
- 2007-2010 : Diário de Notícias: Head of News
- 2010-2014 : Diário de Notícias: Deputy Director, Deputy Editor in Chief
- 2014-2016 : Diário de Notícias: Head of News for the Weekend Edition
- 2016- : Diário de Notícias: Deputy Director, Deputy Editor in Chief
1999-2007 : Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal: Journalism department teacher
Dr. Luis Simón joined the IES in October 2010. He is also a co-founder and senior editor of the online magazine European Geostrategy. Since February 2012, Luis has been providing advise on strategic affairs to the Office of the Spanish Minister of Defense. Between September 2012 and April 2013 he has been a Visiting Fellow at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (Columbia University).
At the IES, Luis is a member of the 'Foreign and Security Policy' research cluster. He leads a Masters course on 'European Foreign Policy' and coordinates the University of Southern California (USC) Brussels Program 'Contemporary Issues in European Security'.
Current research projects include the evolution of U.S. force posture and defense strategy and its impact upon transatlantic relations; changing geostrategic dynamics in Asia and their implications for Europe. Other research interests include NATO, the EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy and the security and defence policies of Britain, France and Germany.
Luis holds a PhD from Royal Holloway College (University of London) and a Masters degree from the Institute d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University (2012-2013), the Royal United Services Institute (2009-2010), the EU Institute for Security Studies (2009), the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR), Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Johns Hopkins University (2008), the European Policy Centre (2008) and the Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique (2008).
In 2008/09 Luis Simón was a fellow of the European Foreign and Security Policy Studies Program of the VolkswagenStiftung, Germany, the Compagnia di San Paolo, Turin and the Rijksbanken Jubilaeumsfond, Stockholm.
- Geopolitical Change, Grand Strategy and European Security: The EU-NATO Conundrum in Perspective (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
- “Back to Basics and Out of Area: Towards a Multipurpose NATO”, RUSI Journal , Vol. 159 No. 3 (June/July 2014), pp. 14-19.
- (with Daniel Fiott) “Europe After the U.S. Pivot”, Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs, Vol. 58, No. 3 (Summer 2014), pp. 411-428.
- “Reaching Beyond the Indo-Pacific”, Comparative Strategy, Vol. 32, No. 4 (2013), 331-353.
- "Setting the Tone: The 2013 French Defence White Paper and the Future of European Defence", RUSI Journal 158:4 (2013), 38-44.
- “The Spider in Europe’s Web? French Grand Strategy from Iraq to Libya”, Geopolitics 18:2(2013), 403-434.
Mahmoud Mohamed Hussein ABDELWAHED
Marwa Mohamed Ibrahim
Dr. Michael Paul
- Since 2007 Senior Fellow, SWP
- Since 1996 Project Director, Armed Forces Dialogue
- 1995 – 2007 Head of Research Secretariat, SWP
- 1990 – 1994 Chief of Staff, Bavarian Parliament
- 1988 Adjunct Research Fellow, CSIA, Harvard University
- 1986–1990 Research Fellow, SWP Ebenhausen
Areas of Expertise
Afghanistan, China, Indo-Pacific, Russian Federation, Ukraine, United States, Arms control, Defence and security policy / Armed forces, Maritime security, Nato
Dr. Mikael Weissmann is an Associate Professor (docent) at the Swedish Defence University and a Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. He is a member of CSCAP-EU and the European Think-tank Network on China (ETNC).
Previously he has been working at, among others, the Swedish Defence Research Agency, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and Copenhagen-, Uppsala- and Stockholm University.
He has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Warwick (UK) and Peking-, Renmin-, and China Foreign Affairs University (China).
Weissmann received his PhD in Peace and Development Research from the University of Gothenburg (2009) and he is a docent in War Studies at the Swedish Defence University (2016). He also holds a M.Soc.Sci. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University (2003), and a BA in International Relations and Economics from the University of Queensland, Australia (2000).
Weissmann’s most recent publications include Sanctions and North Korea (Washington Quarterly), a special issue on China’s Maritime Embroilments (Asian Survey), the South China Sea (Asian Survey & Asian Perspective), Sino-Russian Relations (FOI), the Belt and Road Initative (ETNC & UI), Chinese Foreign Policy (JCIR), Global Shadow Wars (Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict), military tactical thinking (KKrVA Proceedings & Journal) and a monograph on the East Asian Peace (Palgrave).
Besides the Swedish Defence University, Weissmann has been teaching at Stockholm-, Uppsala-, Gothenburg- and Södertörn University and at Renmin-, Peking- and China Foreign Affairs University in China.
Mohammed Abdul-Jabbar Shabout
Director General of Iraqi Media Network
Mohammed Abdul-Jabbar Shabout was in the political opposition in Saddam’s Regime, he had to leave Iraq in 1976 to Kuwait, he stayed there for 8 years then he finnaly reached Britain after travelling to Syria and Lebanon.
After Saddam’s fall, he returned to Iraq, formed the Democratic Islamic Trend, and ran the elections, he didn’t win a seat and again he left Iraq to Kuwait in 2006.
- Establishing the Islamic Successor Newspaper (opposition newspaper) in 1985.
- Establishing the Conference Newspaper (opposition newspapers) in London.
- Establishing Islam and Democracy Magazine in Iraq.
- Establishing the Weekly Magazine in Lebanon and Iraq.
- Editor in Chief of Al-Sabah Newspaper.
- Soceity, Islam and Democracy, Future of Democracy in Iraq, Islamic Civilized Project, Renewing Islamic Thinking and Integration of Human
Mohammed Bassam Al-Husseini
Executive director，Singapore Institute of International Affairs
Nicholas Fang graduated from Oxford University with a Masters in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
He joined Singapore’s oldest think tank, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs, in 2010. He is currently executive director of the institute, which was ranked top local think tank, and among the best in Asia and the Pacific in the past five years.
Nicholas started his working life as a journalist, and spent nine years at Singapore’s national daily newspaper, The Straits Times. There he reported on financial and sports news, and also wrote lifestyle columns and special reports on a diverse range of topics, rising to the post of Senior Correspondent.
He then spent two years as business desk editor at national broadcaster Mediacorp’s regional news channel - Channel NewsAsia. During this time, he oversaw local and business news coverage, and also presented various key bulletins, including the 2009 Singapore Budget Special. He was most recently deputy chief editor of Singapore news at Mediacorp.
He was appointed Nominated Member of Parliament in February 2012, and served a two-and-a-half-year term where he focused on issues pertaining to international affairs, media, defense and security, and sports. He currently sits on the boards of Singapore humanitarian non-government organisation Mercy Relief, and non-profit social innovation organisation Social Innovation Park. He is also a member of the advisory committee of the national youth volunteerism institution Youth Corps Singapore. He also chairs the MINDEF expert panel for strategic communications
A former national athlete, Nicholas has represented Singapore in fencing and triathlon. He hosted the International Olympic Committee meeting in Singapore in 2005, and was Team Singapore’s Chef de Mission at the 2015 South-east Asian Games hosted in Singapore. He founded Black Dot Pte Ltd, a strategic consultancy that offers public relations, media, sponsorship and marketing consultancy services focusing on the sports sector to help develop the sporting industry and talents in Singapore and the region.
NYAN LYNN AUNG
The President of the Center for American Progress. Glen S. Fukushima is a Senior Fellow at the Center. Brian Harding is the Director for East and Southeast Asia for the National Security and International Policy team at the Center.
Pablo M. Díez
Special reporter of Folha de São Paulo (Brazil), writes about economy, business and international trades.
R. N. Bhaskar
Prof. dr. Rob de Wijk (Robert de Wijk)
Rob de Wijk is the founder and non-executive director of the Hague Center for Strategic Studies. He studied Contemporary History and International Relations in Groningen, and wrote his PhD dissertation on NATO’s “Flexibility in Response” strategy at the Political Science Department of Leiden University. Mr. De Wijk started his career in 1977 as a freelance journalist and later became lecturer in International Relations at Leiden University’s Political Science Department. He also worked at the Ministry of Defense, where he was instrumental in the restructuring of the Dutch armed forces in the early nineties. Other positions he held, include director of the Clingendael Security and Conflict Programme and Professor in the field of International Relations at the Royal Netherlands Military Academy. Currently, he is not only the director of HCSS, but also Professor of International Relations at Leiden University, chairman of the National Security Think Tank (Denktank Nationale Veiligheid) and columnist of the national daily Trouw.
Ruth Beatrice Henig
Full Name (Full Title)
Ruth Beatrice Henig (The Baroness Henig CBE)
Bedford College, London (BA history 1965);
Lancaster University (PhD history 1978)
|1968-2002||Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, Lancaster University|
|1995-1997||Head of History Department, Lancaster University|
|1997-2000||Dean of Arts and Humanities, Lancaster University|
|1981-2005||County Councillor, Lancashire County Council|
|2004-||Member of House of Lords (2012 - External Affairs Committee)|
Bridge, fell-walking, gardening, wine
Countries of interest
Japan, China, Malaysia, Thailand
Ryan Scoville is Assistant Professor of Law, Marquette University Law School.
Supuck Saengkrajang joined Dailynews, second largest Thai newspaper in Thailand, since March 2014 as an International News correspondent. She covers global issues in general, with special interest on some areas such as security, development, international affairs, environmental issues, human rights, humanitarian situations, etc.
SANDRA TARTE is Associate Professor and Head of the School of Government, Development and International Affairs, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of the South Pacific. SANDRA specializes in the international politics of the Pacific islands region. Her publications include Japan’s Aid Diplomacy and the Pacific Islands (1998) and the New Pacific Diplomacy (2015), co-edited with Greg Fry. She has consulted for the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency, the South Pacific Regional Environment Program, the International Development Centre, Tokyo, and Greenpeace Pacific. Sandra grew up in Fiji and studied at the University of Tokyo, Australian National University and University of Melbourne.
Books and Monographs
- 2015 The New Pacific Diplomacy (co-editor with Greg Fry), Australian National University Press, Canberra.
- 2015 ‘No Ordinary Election: The Fiji General Election of 2014’, (co-editor with Vijay Naidu), Journal of Pacific Studies, Vol.35, No.2.Special Issue, University of the South Pacific.
Articles in Refereed Journals and Publications
- 2017 ‘The Changing Paradigm of Pacific Regional Politics’, The Roundtable: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, Vol.106, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1080/00358533.2017.1296709.
- 2014 ‘Regionalism and Changing Regional Order in the Pacific Islands’, Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, Vol.1, No.2, pp.312-324.
Chapters in Books
- 2015 ‘A New Pacific Regional Voice? The Pacific Islands Development Forum’, The New Pacific Diplomacy, Greg Fry and Sandra Tarte (Eds), ANU Press, Canberra, pp. 79-88.
- 2010 ‘Fiji islands: Security Challenges and Defense Policy issues’, Asia Pacific Countries Security Outlook and Implications for the Defense Sector, National Institute for Defense Studies Joint Research Series No.5, Tokyo, pp.67-84.
- 2010 ‘Fiji’s Look North Strategy and the Role of China’, in Terence Wesley-Smith and Edgar A. Porter (Eds), China in Oceania: Reshaping the Pacific?, Berghahn Books. NY, pp.118-132.
- 2016 ‘Fiji emerges from 2016 undaunted by disaster, East Asia Forum.
- 2016 ‘What Rabuka’s return means for Fijian politics’, East Asia Forum.
- 2013 ‘Pacific Islands Forum at a Crossroads’, The Interpreter (Lowy Institute for International Policy)
- 2012 ‘The Pacific islands in 2012: navigating diplomatic cross currents’, East Asia Forum
- 2012 ‘Japan’s Pacific islands diplomacy at a crossroads’, East Asia Forum
- 2011 ‘Fiji’s search for new friends
- 2011 ‘Australia and the Pacific islands: a loss of focus or a loss of direction?’, East Asia Forum
- 2010 ‘A year of greater entrenchment for Fiji’s military regime’, East Asia Forum
Professor Stephen M. Saideman is the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University. His research interests focus on the causes and consequences of intervention into intra-state conflicts. His latest book, Adapting in the Dust: Learning Lessons from Canada’s War in Afghanistan, comes out in early 2016. His current research focus is on the role of legislatures in democratic civil-military relations. He teaches courses on Contemporary International Security, Civil-Military Relations and US Foreign and Defence Policy.
Head of Project, Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration from University of Westminster.
Main research areas – international relations, globalization, regional security.
Participated in the work of international conferences, seminars and other events organized by authoritative research institutions of Tajikistan, Russia, China, Great Britain, France and the United States.
Ulises Granados obtained his BA on International Relations (Honors) at the National University UNAM in Mexico, MA in Asian and Africa Studies, field China, at El Colegio de Mexico, and PhD in History at the University of Tokyo. Having worked as full-time professor at the University of Tokyo, he is currently Associate Professor and Coordinator of Asian Studies Program at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico ITAM in Mexico City. He has extensively written for academic journals and media in Mexico and abroad.
Managing editor of Independent News & Media Plc, publisher and distributor of the English business weekly “Fortune”.
A regular contributor to an international index on corruption, transparency and government accountability released annually by Global Integrity, a Washington D.C. based non-profit organization. His contribution is on the “Reporter’s Note”; a section where selected journalists work on a researched and fully documented investigative stories exposing corruption and lack of accountability of governments in their respective country of presence.
Von Christian Gottschalk
Weekend Editor/Columnist of The Star Publications, Nairobi, Kenya.
Mr. Muga is currently the Weekend Editor, as well as a columnist for The Star (Kenyan newspaper); he has been a regular contributor for the past ten years of a “Letter from Africa” for the BBC World Service (Business Daily); and is also a specialist ‘long-form’ writer and interviewer for The East African Flyer (East African regional magazine) under the title Contributing Editor (Science and Technology).
Previously he was a columnist of the monthly magazines, Nairobi-based Diplomat East Africa magazine, and Daily Nation newspaper, and the London-based African Business magazine.
Among the awards he has won is the Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards 2011; and he has also been a finalist for this award several times both in print for magazine and newspaper articles and for his work with the BBC World Service.
In addition, he is also a previous winner (2004/5) of the Peter Jenkins Awards for East African Conservation Journalism.
In 2006, he was listed by the Financial Times in its ‘World’s most influential media commentators’ feature as Kenya’s most influential newspaper columnist.
In the same year, 2006, he was admitted as a Fellow of the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to study science journalism at MIT and Harvard University.
Other fellowships include being a Media Fellow of the Property and Environment Research Centre (PERC)
- in Bozeman,Montana, and a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Writers (ILCW)
Directeur de la Fondation pour la recherche stratégique depuis le 4 octobre 2016, Xavier Pasco y coordonne les recherches concernant Espace, haute technologie et sécurité. Il est plus particulièrement chargé du suivi des affaires spatiales américaines civiles et militaires et de la stratégie internationale des États-Unis dans les domaines de l’espace (civil et militaire) de haute technologie.
Il est également chargé d’études sur les futurs programmes nationaux et européens dans le domaine spatial, aussi bien dans le domaine civil que dans le domaine de la défense et de la sécurité. A ce titre, il est l’auteur de nombreux rapports d’étude sur les activités spatiales civiles et militaires effectués pour le compte des organismes publics nationaux et européens. Xavier Pasco a été membre de nombreux groupes de travail de niveau ministériel et interministériel. Il vient également d’être rapporteur pour le rapport « Une ambition spatiale pour l’Europe » publié par le Centre d’analyse stratégique).
Il a participé à plusieurs projets liés à « l’action préparatoire à de la recherche de sécurité » lancée par la Commission Européenne en 2004, et dans le cadre des 6ème et 7ème Programme Cadre de recherche et développement européen (2007-2013). Dans ce cadre, il a coordonné pour la période 2010-2011 l’activité européenne de recherche transverse « Conditions for Space Policy and Related Action Plan Consolidation in Europe » soutenue par l’Agence Exécutive de recherche de l’Union Européenne.
Il a également coordonné des travaux européens sur la politique des données applicable au futur système européen de surveillance de l’espace dans le cadre d’une étude réalisée pour l’Agence Spatiale Européenne (ASE). Il a également coordonné (2011-2012) l’étude sur le futur segment sol européen pour l’observation de la terre à des fins de défense et de sécurité au profit de l’Agence européenne de défense (AED).
Xavier Pasco est Maître de Recherche à la Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (depuis 1994).
Il a été Maître de conférences à l’Institut d’Etudes politiques de Paris et professeur associé en science politique à l’Université de Marne-la-Vallée.
Il a également été chargé de recherche au CREST-Ecole Polytechnique entre 1989 et 1994.
Autres activités permanentes
Xavier Pasco est Associate Research Fellow au Space Policy Institute à l’Université George Washington (Washington D.C., États-Unis) depuis 1994.
il est rédacteur en chef pour l’Europe de la revue trimestrielle internationale « Space Policy » (Elsevier Science).
Il est expert au Conseil économique et social européen et membre de l’Académie Internationale d’Astronautique.
Xavier Pasco est docteur en science politique, (Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne).
Xavier Pasco est l’auteur de plusieurs ouvrages dont l’un publié en 1997 sur la politique spatiale américaine (La politique spatiale des États-Unis, 1958-1997, Technologie, Intérêt national et débat public, Paris, L’Harmattan, 300 p., 1997) et de nombreuses publications sur ces différents thèmes. En particulier, il a publié A European Approach to Space Security à l’American Academy of Arts and Science (Cambridge, Ma) et a été le co-auteur en 2011 (en collaboration avec F. Heisbourg) de, Espace Militaire, l’Europe entre en coopération et souveraineté, Editions Choiseul, Paris. Il a également collaboré à la réédition de « L'espace, nouveau territoire, Atlas des satellites et des politiques spatiales » (sous la direction de Fernand Verger), Paris, Éditions Belin, 2002 dont une version mise à jour a été publiée chez Cambridge University Press : « The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Space » en 2003.
Member of the Japan Professional Photographers Society. She has been covering manuallabor and craftwork in her travels around Japan and overseas for 25 years. Her lifework has been to photograph indigenous natural surroundings and the culture connected to it in the islands of Oceania and the Pacific Rim, Asia and Europe. She is the author of Fiji no Maho(The Magic of Fiji) (Chihaya-shobo), and has held numerous exhibitions.