Tadashi Anno Associate Professor of Political Science, Sophia University, Japan   Education: PhD in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1999 M.A. in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1990 B.A. in International Relations, University of Tokyo, 1989   Selected Publications: Books: National Identity and Great-Power Status in Russia and Japan: Non-Western Challengers to the Liberal International Order (London: Routledge, forthcoming in 2018) The Dynamics of Global Society: Theories and Perspectives, Co-edited with Murai Yoshinori and David Wank (Tokyo: Sophia University Press, 2007)   Journal Articles / Book Chapters: “Identity Formation in Japan and Russia: Historical Legacy and Its Impact on the Modern Era” in Alexander Panov and Togo Kazuhiko, eds., Russian and Japanese Civilizations: Historical Analysis of the Emergence and Development of National Identities (Moscow: International Relations, 2016), 14-34. [in Russian] “Japanese Domestic Politics and Security Cooperation with Australia: The Limits of ‘Normalisation,’” Australian Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 65, No. 2           (2011), 24-39. “Peripheral Nationalism in Contemporary Russia: The Case of Sakhalin Oblast Duma,” in Hiroshi Kimura, ed., Russia’s Shift Toward Asia (Tokyo: Sasakawa Peace Foundation, 2007), pp. 127-152. “The Logic of the Nation-State and the Problems of the Yasukuni Shrine,” in Nakano Koichi, ed., Confronting the Yasukuni Shrine Issue (Tokyo, Mekong, 2006), pp. 141-196. [in Japanese] “Collective Identity as an ‘Emotional Investment Portfolio’: An Economic Analogy to a Psychological Process” in Rudra Sil and Eileen Doherty, eds., Beyond Boundaries?: Disciplines, Paradigms, and Theoretical Integration in International Studies (Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2000), pp. 117-141.

William J. Antholis serves as Director and CEO of the Miller Center, a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specialises in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history. Immediately prior, he served as managing director at The Brookings Institution from 2004 to 2014. In that capacity, he worked directly with Brookings’ president and vice presidents to help manage the full range of policy studies, develop new initiatives, coordinate research across programs, strengthen the policy impact of Brookings’ research, and ensure the quality and independence of that research.

Antholis is the author of the book Inside Out India and China: Local Politics Go Global. It explores how country-sized provinces and states in the world’s two biggest nations are increasingly becoming global players. Along with Brookings’ President Strobe Talbott, he is the author of Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming.

From 1995 to 1999, Antholis served in government. At the White House, he was director of international economic affairs on the staff of the National Security Council and National Economic Council, where he served as the chief staff person for the G8 Summits in 1997 and 1998. He also was deputy director of the White House climate change policy team. At the State Department, he served on the policy planning staff and in the economic affairs bureau.

Antholis earned his PhD from Yale University in politics (1993) and his B.A. from the University of Virginia in government and foreign affairs (1986).

Dewi Fortuna Anwar, Ph.D., Research Professor

  • Center for Political Studies-Indonesian Institute of Sciences (P2P-LIPI)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU, Singapore                                   

Prof. Dr. Dewi Fortuna Anwar is a Research Professor at P2P-LIPI, Jakarta and from 2nd August 2017 to 1st August 2018 is Distinguished Visiting Professor at RSIS, NTU in Singapore.  From October 2010 to March 2015 she served as Deputy Secretary for Political Affairs and then as Deputy for Government Policy Support  to the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia. She was  the Deputy Chairman for Social Sciences and Humanities at The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) from 2001-2010.

Kingshuk Chatterjee is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, Calcutta University and is an adjunct at the Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, Calcutta University.  He holds the position of Deputy Director, Centre for Pakistan and West Asian Studies, Calcutta University.  He has previously served as a Founding Professor in the Department of History, School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Shiv Nadar University and as Fellow at the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies.  He has also served as a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.  Chatterjee’s area of expertise is in Middle Eastern politics and he specialises in Political Islam in the Modern World. He is the author of Ali Shari’ati and the Shaping of Political Islam in Iran and A Split in the Middle: the Making of the Political Centre in Iran (1987-2004). He is also the editor of titles like India and the Middle East: Problems and Prospects; Pakistan and Afghanistan: the (In)Security Factor in India’s Neighbourhood; and Arab Spring: Significance of the New Arab Awakening;  The Dilemma of Popular Sovereignty in the Middle East: Power from or to the People?.

Fredrik Erixon is a Swedish economist and writer. He is the Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), a world-economy think tank based in Brussels he co-founded in 2006. In 2010 the Financial Times ranked Erixon as one of Brussels 30 most influential people. Prior to starting ECIPE, Erixon was an Adviser to the British government and the Chief Economist of Timbro, a Swedish think tank. He started his career as an economist in the Prime Minister’s Office in Sweden and has later worked as an economist at the World Bank and for JP Morgan as an emerging market analyst. Erixon was educated at the University of Oxford, London School of Economics and Uppsala University.

Amit Das Gupta is a senior researcher with the University of the Federal Army, Munich, Germany. After holding a position as lecturer for German contemporary history with the Germany Institute of the University of Amsterdam, he worked with the Institute for Contemporary History, Department Berlin, and the foreign relations series of the German Foreign Office. He teaches and publishes on international relations, diplomatic history and identity issues with a focus on Germany, Europe and South Asia. After a first book on West German South Asia Policy between 1949 and 1966, he has authored the political biography of India’s longest serving Foreign Secretary, Subimal Dutt, I.C.S., and co-edited a volume on the 1962 war between China and India. He is currently working on a monograph about the influence of British trained Indian officers of the Indian Civil Service on the foreign policy of independent India.

Robert D. Kaplan is the bestselling author of eighteen books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including Earning the Rockies, In Europe’s Shadow, Asia’s Cauldron, The Revenge of Geography, Monsoon, The Coming Anarchy, and Balkan Ghosts.

He is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a senior advisor at Eurasia Group. For three decades he reported on foreign affairs for The Atlantic. He held the national security chair at the United States Naval Academy and was a member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board. He is now a member of the U. S. Navy’s Executive Panel.

Foreign Policy magazine twice named him one of the world’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers.”

Seong-Hyon Lee, Ph.D., is a research fellow at the Sejong Institute in Seoul. His recent publications include “The U.S.-China conflict and leaderless international order” (Quarterly Diplomacy, Oct., 2017. in Korean); “Why Did We Get China Wrong? Reconsidering the Popular Narrative: China will abandon North Korea,” International Journal of Korean Unification Studies, 2016, vol.25, no.1, pp. 65-93; “Chinese Scholarly Perspectives on Contemporary Sino–South Korean Relations,“ Journal of Korean Studies, Volume 21, Number 1, Spring 2016, pp. 265-275; “Historical Perspective on China’s ‘Tipping Point’ with North Korea,” Asian Perspective 42 (2018), 33–60. In addition, he authored numerous policy briefings on national security and foreign policy of South Korea.

He is a graduate from Grinnell College, Harvard University, and Tsinghua University (Ph.D. in political communication). He was the 2013-14 Pantech Fellow of Stanford University. Currently he is also Senior Research Fellow (non-resident) at the Center for Korean Peninsula Studies at Peking University. His comments and columns appeared at CNN, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, The Korea Times, CCTV, Phoenix TV, among others.

Zhang Lihua is a professor of Institute of International Relations Tsinghua University, China and a resident scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. Zhang is also the director of the Research Center for China-EU Relations at Tsinghua University.

Her research interests include  European politics, China-EU relations and contemporary Chinese politics and diplomacy. With a long history of teaching and doing research at Tsinghua University, Zhang has published more than 60 academic articles and eight books.

Bruno Maçães is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and a Senior Advisor at Flint Global in London. He was the Portuguese Europe Minister from 2013-2015, and was decorated by Spain and Romania for his services to government.

He received his doctorate in political science from Harvard University, and was a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington and Carnegie in Brussels. He has written for the Financial TimesPoliticoThe Guardian and Foreign Affairs, and appears regularly on CNN, the BBC, Bloomberg, Al-Jazeera and CCTV. His book on the new geopolitics, The Dawn of Eurasia, will be published in January 2018 in the United Kingdom and in the summer 2018 in the United States.

James Mayall
After a period as a National Service Officer in West Africa and six years in the British Civil Service, including a period in the British High Commission in New Delhi, James Mayall taught International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science between 1966 and 1998. From 1991-94 he was Convenor of the Department of International Relations. In June 1997, he was appointed as the first Sir Patrick Sheehy Professor of International Relations in the University of Cambridge. He became Director of the Centre of International Studies in January 1999, and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2001. Between 2007 and 2013 he was academic advisor to the Royal College of Defence Studies in London. He has written and published widely on the international relations of African states, North-South relations, international theory and the impact of nationalism on international relations. Over the past decade his research and writing has concentrated on the resurgence of ethnic, national, and religious conflicts since the end of the Cold War and the international reaction to them.

Dr. Mehmet Ozkan is Associate Professor of International Relations at Turkish National Police Academy in Ankara & Director for Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) in Colombia/South America and teaches at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia. After studying/teaching or doing research in South Africa, Egypt, Sweden, India and Bosnia & Herzegovina, he finished his PhD in International Relations at Sevilla University, Spain. Dr. Ozkan worked at SETA Foundation and was Director of International Center for Terrorism and Transnational Crime (UTSAM) in Ankara. His published extensively on religion and politics, the Middle East, Africa, and Turkish foreign policy in English, Spanish, Arabic and Turkish.

Twitter: @_MehmetOzkan Web:

Sanjay Pulipaka is currently working as a Senior Fellow at the Nehru Museum and Library, New Delhi. Previously, he was a Pavate Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK, and a former Fulbright Fellow in the Conflict Transformation Programme, in the United States. Sanjay’s areas of interest include India’s foreign policy, East Asian security issues, India-US Relations, regionalism, connectivity frameworks such as China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Indian politics, and other related domains. Further, he has been closely following the political transition in Myanmar and conducted field research in that country and in Northeast India. Sanjay also has extensive work experience with think-tanks and civil society organisations in India. He has considerable work experience in strengthening participatory political processes, governance frameworks and platforms for wider consultation. He has substantive publication record with two co-edited volumes, policy reports, numerous research papers and Op-Ed essays. He can be reached at and

Chaw Chaw Sein has been Head of the International Relations Department, University of Yangon and since 2006. She was promoted to the post of Professor in 2011 and now taking charge of both International Relations and Political Science at Yangon University. She works as an advisor to the Union Civil Service Board and Advisory Group for establishing Diplomatic Academy of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She also supervises theses and gives lectures at the National Defense University, the Ministry of Defense.

Chaw Chaw obtained her PhD Degree in International Relations from the University of Yangon in 2004, and her research and interests are in China-Myanmar relations. She has written a research paper on “Myanmar Foreign policy under New Government” edited Myanmar Reintegrating into the International Community, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd, 2016, a research paper on “Institutions in Myanmar’s 2015 election: The election commission, international agencies and the military”, Conflict in Myanmar, ISEAS publication, Singapore, 2016.

Chaw Chaw has written research papers on “Assessing the Perspectives of the EU and ASEAN on China’s OBOR Initiative” and “Post Election Myanmar Foreign Policy” (available at the Myanmar ISIS website). She has also participated in various international conferences as panels, and her major discussions are Myanmar and the Asia Pacific Policy Context”, East West Center and the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies, US-Korea Institute and Southeast Asia Program, Washington DC, September 28-29, 2015; “Enhancing Mutual trust between ASEAN and China, 6th World Peace Forum held at Tsinghua University, July 25-26, 2017. Her articles, such as “Myanmar’s Perspective on One Belt, One Road”, “Myanmar’s Potential for BIMSTEC” and “Myanmar’s Democratic Transition” can also be found in the Global New Light of Myanmar today.

She can be reached at

Dr. Tatiana Shaumyan is Head, Centre for Indian Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences. She was born in Moscow, 1938. She graduated from the Department of History, Moscow State University in 1960, and did her post-graduate studies from the Institute of Oriental Studies. Her thesis is titled as “Russia and Tibet at the beginning of XXth century”, accomplished in 1966.

She is a researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies since 1960. She is a professor of South Asian Politics at the Department of World Politics, Moscow State University.

Shaumyan is a specialist in India’s Foreign Policy, International Relations in South and Central Asia and Far East in XX-XXI century. She has participated in International Conferences and Seminars in India, China, Great Britain, Denmark, Germany, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, China, Turkey, Georgia etc.

Shaumyan has more than 200 publications in Russia, India, USA, Great Britain, Netherlands etc.   Publications Tibet: The Great Game and Tsarist Russia. New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2000, 223 p The Image of Russia in India: Past and Present (with co-authors), Moscow, 2011 (in Russian). 293 p. Russia and Tibet. Russian Archive Documents 1900-1914. M., 2005, 230 p., Introduction Pp. 3-34. (in Russian) The Himalayan Frontiers of China // Frontiers of China: History of Formation. Moscow, 2001. Pp.289-347 (in Russian) Tibet in Soviet Studies. Eurasia Twenty Years After //Maulana Abdul Kalam Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata. Shipra, 2012. P. 62-77 Jammu and Kashmir Problem //Ethnicity and Religion in Modern Conflicts Ed/ by V.A.Tishkov and V.A.Shnirelman. Moscow, Nauka. 2012. Pp. 522-572. (in Russian) Russia Seeks to Revive the Primakov Triangle with India and China//Global Dialogue Review. New Delhi, October-November-December 2015. Volume 3, Number 4. Pp. 12-20 Russia, Great Britain and Tibet in the “Great Game”. Moscow, 2017. 205 p.

Krishnan Srinivasan has a degree from Oxford University and was a diplomat, serving as Indian ambassador in Libya, Zambia, Nigeria, Netherlands and Bangladesh before appointments as Secretary, Foreign Secretary and Commonwealth deputy secretary-general. After retirement from diplomacy, he was a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge, Leiden and Uppsala, apart from academic positions in India. He has written several books on international relations and is a regular columnist and book reviewer for national newspapers.

Hari Vasudevan is Professor, Dept. of History, Calcutta University. He is a specialist on Russian and European history and politics and Indo-Russian relations. Prof. Vasudevan trained in Cambridge, UK, where he completed his early studies in History and finished his PhD on Russian History. He has held visiting appointments in UK, France, various countries of the former Soviet Union and the USA. He has been Deputy Director of the Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and Director, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Calcutta. He was Consultant to the Dept. of Commerce, Government of India (2006-`07) and chaired the committee that redrafted the textbooks of the NCERT on social sciences (2005-`08). He has edited a number of volumes and has made many contributions to books and journals in India and abroad. He is the author of Shadows of Substance. Indo-Russian Trade and Military Technical Cooperation since 1991 (Delhi 2010) and In the Footsteps of Afanasii Nikitin.  Travels through Eurasia and India in the 21st century (Delhi 2014).

Ravi Velloor is Associate Editor, Leader Writer & Columnist for The Straits Times, Southeast Asia’s most influential newspaper. A 38-year-veteran of the trade he was formerly Foreign Editor of the paper and his interests span global politics, diplomacy, Asian macroeconomy and transition. An India-born Singapore national, he previously worked with Bloomberg LP and Time Warner Inc.