Contributors

Contributors (listed alphabetically by *last name)

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Kara Abramson – Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia at the University of Tokyo. Memo #217

Broghen Aitkin – Researcher and International Development Practitioner. During Broghen’s tenure as a Master of Arts – Asia Pacific Policy Studies (MAAPPS) student, he traveled to Nepal to conduct research on post-conflict policymaking. Memo #139

Mobashar Jawed Akbar – a well-known Indian journalist and author and former Editorial Director of India Today, India’s leading English news magazine. Memo #225

Muhammad Mustafa Alam – A Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh with a special research interest in water resource management. Memo #265

Daniel P. Aldrich – Associate Professor of Political Science at Purdue University. Memo #137

Jeffrey Alexander – Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Dr. Alexander teaches Modern Japanese History and studies Japan’s industrial and commercial transformation since 1870. Memo #37 (Video)

Nicola Marae Allain is an assistant professor at SUNY Empire State College with research interests in digital media, emerging technologies, and civil society. Her research and creative work include a focus on French Polynesian culture and society. Memo #214

Nathan Allen – a PhD in political science and now a Post-Graduate Research Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. He examines the Indonesian party system in the forthcoming issue of Pacific AffairsMemo #38, Memo #86, Memo #146, Memo #282

Kelly Alley – Professor of Anthropology at Auburn University and author of, On the Banks of the Ganga: When Wastewater Meets a Sacred River (2002). Memo #120, Memo #170

Dibyesh Anand – Associate Professor in International Relations at London’s University of Westminster. Memo #160

Ming-Chee Ang – Dr. Ming-Chee Ang is a political scientist and a senior analyst at the Penang Institute, Malaysia. Memo #174

Leonora C. Angeles - Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of British Columbia and principal investigator of the SSHRC Partnership Development project, “Collaborative Governance of Urbanizing Watersheds: Integrated Research, Institution- and Capacity-Building for Sustainability and Climate Risk Adaptation in Angat River Region, Philippines.” Memo #251, Memo #252

Georgios A. Antonopoulos - Reader in Criminology at Teesside University, UK. Memo #187

Nausheen Anwar – Assistant Professor of Urban Studies, Department of Social Sciences, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, Pakistan. Memo #100, Memo #206

Asim Arun – Inspector General of Police in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh with prior service in several large and sensitive districts of Uttar Pradesh, in which capacities he has been heavily involved in disaster mitigation. Memo #250

Isozaki Atsuhito – An assistant professor at Keio University, is a leading expert on research into North Korea’s politics based on a detailed analysis of the country’s state-run media. Memo #300

Naghmeh Babaee – PhD candidate in Second Language Education at the University of Manitoba. Memo #227

Alison Bailey – Director, Centre for Chinese Research, Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia. Memo #71

Alifa Bandali – graduate student in the Master of Arts-Asia Pacific Policy Studies (MAAPPS) program at the University of British Columbia. Memo #44

Jan Bardsley – Associate Professor in the Department of Asian Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Memo #199

Marie-Pier Baril - a second year student in the Master of Arts – Asia Pacific Policy Studies (MAAPPS) program at the University of British Columbia. Memo #258

Robert Bedeski - Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor in the department of Political Science, The University of Victoria. Memo #209

Daniel Bell – Zhiyuan Chair Professor of Arts and Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University and professor of political theory and director of the Centre for International and Comparative Political Theory at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Memo #59

Kieran Bergmann - Google Policy Fellow at the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. She previously worked at the Canadian Embassy to Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, and Laos. Memo #193

David Block-Schachter - Research Associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT focused on transportation policy, planning, and operations. He holds Master of Science, Master of City Planning, PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University. Memo #215 

Matthew J. Bock – a MAAPPS alumni and former visiting researcher at CSIS. Founder of Adaptive Energy Solutions. He currently resides in Jakarta, Indonesia writing political risk analysis and developing bioenergy projects. Memo #163

Sugata Bose – Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University. Memo #74 (Video), Memo #85 (Video)

Brianna Botchwey  -  graduate student in International Relations and Politics at Cambridge University and a fellow at the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia. Memo #241

Paul Bowles – Professor, Department of Economics, University of Northern British Columbia. Memo #89, Memo #91

Timothy Brook – Republic of China Chair in Chinese Research, Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia. Memo #21, Memo #107

Tim Bunnell – Associate Professor, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore. Memo #83, Memo #255

Dalaibuyan Byambajav – PhD student in Sociology at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, studying civil society dynamics in Mongolia. Memo #87

Elena Caprioni – Honorary Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia. Memo #57, Memo #207

Joseph Caron – Honorary Professor, Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia. Former senior public servant and diplomat with ambassadorial postings in Japan, China, and India. Memo #66 (Video)

Danielle Cave - Research Associate, Myer Foundation Melanesia program, Lowy Institute for International Policy. Memo #194

Gerald Chan  –  professor in the Department of Political Studies at The University of Auckland where he researches Chinese International Relations. Memo #230

Melissa Chan  -  John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, and former China correspondent for Al Jazeera. Memo #221

Chee Heng Leng  -  Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Memo #133

Timothy Cheek – Louis Cha Chair in Chinese Research, Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia. Memo #13, Memo #28 (Text and Video), Memo #34 (Video), Memo #73

Nick Cheesman – PhD candidate, Department of Political & Social Change, College of Asia & the Pacific, Australian National University. Memo #84

Kai Chen – post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for Non-Traditional Security and Peaceful Development Studies, College of Public Administration, Zhejiang University, China. Memo #198, Memo #312

Ted Chen – student, Master of Arts – Asia Pacific Policy Studies (MAAPPS) (Security Stream). Memo #19

Xi Chen - Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of Social Protest and Contentious Authoritarianism in China (Cambridge, 2012). Memo #183

Tun-jen Cheng – Class of 1935 Professor, Government, The College of William & Mary. Memo #67 (Video)

Erin Aeran Chung – Charles D. Miller Assistant Professor of East Asian Politics and Co-Director of Racism, Immigration, and Citizenship Program in the Department of Political Science at the John Hopkins University. Memo #56

Ken Coates – Professor of History and Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo. Memo #125 (Video), Memo #130 (Video)

Andrew Cock  -  research fellow of the Monash Asia Institute and Monash Sustainability Institute, Monash University.  He focuses on business and politics in Southeast Asia and, at a global level, on the nexus between agriculture, energy and climate change. Memo #29

Francis Leo Collins – lecturer in Urban Geography in the School of Environment at the University of Auckland. Memo #151

Claude Comtois – Professor, Department of Geography, Université de Montréal. Memo #155 (Video)

Anna Costa - Hong Kong Fellowship Scheme PhD candidate at the University of Hong Kong. Memo #204

Melissa Crouch – Research Fellow, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. Memo #141

Anna Dall – Awarded a PhD for her thesis “A Cross-National, Comparative Study of Cultural Factors Underpinning 15-Year Old Students’ Performance in Reading Literacy in Finland, Sweden and Indonesia.” She currently resides in Indonesia. Memo #175

Lyle De Souza - visiting scholar at the Centre for Japanese Research, UBC. His research interests include Japanese cultural studies and literature of modern Japanese diasporas. Memo #210

Julian Dierkes – Associate Professor, Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia. Memo #2, Memo #15, Memo #43, Memo #52, Memo #87, Memo #106, Memo #161Memo #168, Memo #181 (Video), Memo #271 (Video) Guest editor for Theme: “100 Years after the Xinhai Revolution

Brett Dimond – a graduate student at the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP), UBC. He is a member of the SSHRC-funded research project Collaborative Governance of Urbanizing Watersheds: Integrated Research, Institution, and Capacity-building for Sustainability and Climate-risk Adaptation in the Angat River Basin, Philippines. Memo #286

Hugo Dobson – Professor, National Institute of Japanese Studies and School of East Asian Studies, The University of Sheffield. Memo #117

Assa Doron – College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University. Memo #177

Earl Drake – Canadian Ambassador in Beijing in 1989. Appointed Honorary Professor in Residence at the Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia. Memo #59

Dur-e-Aden – MA student in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. Memo #284, Memo #305

David W. Edgington – Associate Professor, Department of Geography, The University of British Columbia. He teaches courses on Japan and the Pacific Rim. Memo #40 (Video), Memo #65 (Video), Memo #72 (Video), Memo #98

Rob Efird - Associate Professor of Anthropology and Asian Studies and Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work at Seattle University. Memo #245

Justin Elavathil – currently a Post-Graduate Research Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Memo #43, Memo #192

Theressa Etmanski – dual Master of Arts-Asia Pacific Policy Studies (MAAPPS)/law student at The University of British Columbia. She recently completed an internship in the Victims Support Section of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Memo #129

Paul Evans – professor of Asian and trans-Pacific international relations at UBC, former director of the Institute for Asian Research, and a CEO Emeritus of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Memo #1, Memo #45, Memo #99, Memo #171, Memo #291 (Video)

Kazi Fahmida Farzana – a social scientist, has been working on the Rohingya community since 2007. She is at present based at the University Utara Malaysia in Malaysia. Memo #285

Rosemary Foot – Professor of International Relations, and the John Swire Senior Research Fellow at St Antony’s College, Oxford University. Memo #222

Kazuya Fukuoka – Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Saint Joseph’s University. Memo #144.

Matthew Gaudreau – graduate student at the University of Ottawa’s School of International Development and Global Studies. Memo #143

Karl Gerth – Oxford University historian of modern China and former Peter Wall Institute Visiting Researcher at The University of British Columbia. Memo #49

Sheri L. Gibbings – SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia. Memo #109 (Video)

Subhashish Gupta – Associate professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. Memo #202

Georgios T. Halkias – Assistant Professor of Buddhism at the Centre of Buddhist Studies, The University of Hong Kong.  Since 2009 he has been  a Fellow at the Oxford Centre of Buddhist Studies. Memo #263 (Video)

Glen Hamburg  -  MA student in Asia Pacific Policy Studies at the University of British Columbia, and visiting research scholar at the Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, Kolkata, India. Memo #231

Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid – Associate Professor of Political Science at the School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. Memo #197

Wajihah Hamid - research assistant with the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore. Memo #260

Robert Hanlon - Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia. He teaches human security at Simon Fraser University and is an Associate Faculty member at Royal Roads University. Memo #16Memo #26Memo #53

Simon Harding - PhD candidate in Resource Management and Environmental Studies in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. Memo #220

John Harriss – A professor and former Director of the School for International Studies at Simon Fraser University where he specializes in Indian politics, civil society, and political economy. Memo #296, Memo# 297

Joel Heng Hartse - a PhD candidate in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, focusing on second language writing, world Englishes, and sociocultural aspects of English in China, and an instructor in the UBC-Ritsumeikan University Academic Exchange Program. Memo #261

Jack Hayes – Assistant Professor, Department of History and Political Science, Norwich University. Memo#112. Guest Editor for Theme: “Water, Scarcity, and the Frontiers on the Tibetan Plateau

Ruth Hayhoe – Department of Theory and Policy Studies, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Memo #159 (Video), Memo #162 (Video)

Ryan Hile – Undergraduate student, Department of Geology and geography, Auburn University. Memo #170

Lisa Hoffman was trained as a cultural anthropologist and is Associate Professor of Urban Studies at the University of Washington Tacoma. Memo #266

Philip Holden – Professor of English Language & Literature at the National University of Singapore. Memo #179

Muhamad Takiyuddin Ismail – Senior Lecturer at the School of History, Politics and Strategy, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia. Memo #197

Mendee Jargalsaikhan - PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia, and a graduate of  the Master of Arts – Asia Pacific Policy Studies program (MAAPPS). Memo #11, Memo #87, Memo #161, Memo #169, Memo #200, Memo #249, Memo #301

Robin Jeffrey – Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. Memo #177

Xue-Rong Jia – Recent graduate of the MA – Asia Pacific Policy Studies (MAAPPS) at the Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia. Memo #262

Wenran Jiang – Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta and senior fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Memo #105

Dal Yong Jin - Associate Professor in the School of Communications and Director of the Centre for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST) at Simon Fraser University. His major research interests include globalization and media, Korean cinema,  and the political economy of media and culture. He is the author of three books, most recently De-Convergence of Global Media Industries (Routledge, 2013). Memo #248

Daniel Kane – received his MA in Korean History at the University of Hawaii, where he also served as the Korea Specialist Librarian. Memo #293

Hee-Ryong Kang – teaches curriculum theory and evaluation in School of Education, Chonbuk University, South Korea. Memo #184

Takehiko Kariya – Professor in the Sociology of Japanese Society, at Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies and the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford. Memo #43, Memo #105

Jason G. Karlin - Associate Professor in the Interfaculty Initiative in Interdisciplinary Information Studies at the University of Tokyo. Memo #205

Azilah Kasim – Dr. Azilah Kasim is a visiting associate professor at the Institute of Asian Research. She is from Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia. She is a cited author who has researched and published quite extensively in the area of CSR and Marketing. Memo #176

Etsuko Kato – Senior Associate Professor in Cultural Anthropology, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan. Memo #94

Dr. Masahiro Kawai  -  Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute. Memo #238

Tsuyoshi Kawasaki - Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Asia-Canada Program at Simon Fraser University. Memo #189

Keshav Kelkar – A graduate student in the Master of Arts-Asia Pacific Policy Studies (MAAPPS) program at the University of British Columbia. Memo #272

Husaina Kenayathulla – PhD candidate, Education Leadership and Policy Studies, Indiana University. Fellow, Educational Management, Planning & Policy, University Malaya, Malaysia. Memo #126

Nora Hui-Jung Kim – Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Mary Washington. Memo #127

Matthew King  -  PhD candidate in Religious Studies at the University of Toronto. Memo #233

Masaru Kohno – Professor in the School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University. Memo #35 (Video)

Abidin Kusno – CRC Chair in Asian Urbanism and Culture, Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia. Memo #20

Andrei Lankov – Professor in Korean Studies at Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea.  Memo #201

Prod Laquian – Professor Emeritus of human settlements planning at The University of British Columbia. Memo #122

Diana Lary – Professor Emerita of History, The University of British Columbia. Memo #36 (Video)Memo #102Memo #167

Christian Laugen – PhD student in the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia.  His research focuses on maternal and neonatal health services in Indonesia. Memo #226

Grégoire Legault - Student in the Master of Arts – Asia Pacific Policy Studies (MAAPPS) program at the University of British Columbia and a Research Assistant in the Centre for Chinese Research. He recently completed an internship in public diplomacy at the Canadian embassy in Beijing. Memo #244, Memo #257, Memo #267, Memo #289, Memo #306

Matthew Levine – a Canadian lawyer whose practice focuses on international trade and investment law. Memo #223

Sharon Lim -  A University of British Columbia student affiliated with the Institute of Asian Research.  Memo #264

Johan Lindquist – Associate Professor of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University. Memo #78

Sonny Lo – Head of Department of Social Sciences, Associate Dean (Research and Postgraduate Studies) of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Associate Director of Centre for Governance and Citizenship, The Hong Kong Institute of Education. Memo #153

D. Gordon Longmuir – The former Canadian Ambassador to Cambodia and is an Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia. Memo #269

James Losari – Indonesian lawyer and an LL.M. (Universidad de Barcelona) holder working with the Centre for International Law of the National University of Singapore. Memo #223

Hyung Gu Lynn - AECL/KEPCO Chair in Korean Research, Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia. Editor of Pacific AffairsMemo #4Memo #10, Memo #268, Memo #283

Elizabeth MacArthur – A graduate student in the Masters of Asia Pacific Policy Studies (MAPPS) program at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and a Fellow at UBC’s Institute of Asian Research. Memo #295

Geoffrey Macdonald - Adjunct professor at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. In 2012-2013, he conducted research on Indian party politics as a Fulbright Scholar at the Institute of Social Sciences in New Delhi. Memo #178, Memo #292

Darrin Magee - Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Director of Asian Environmental Studies Initiative. Memo#114

Jessica L. Main – Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Chair in Buddhism and Contemporary Society, Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia. Memo #5, Memo #69

Jonathan Manthorpe – Foreign correspondent for Canadian newspapers for nearly 40 years and specialised in reporting on Asia for over two decades (read some of his columns on international affairs here). Memo #288

Pascale Massot – PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the The University of British Columbia. Memo #30, Memo, 195

Cristelle Maurin – Associate at the Centre for Chinese Studies, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Memo #228

Duncan McCargo – Professor at the University of Leeds and Columbia University. Memo #180

Marc McCrum is a Master in Asia Pacific Policy Studies candidate at the University of British Columbia and a Research Assistant in the Sauder School of Business. He is currently working at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Memo #306

Brandon Miliate – graduate of the Master of Arts – Asia Pacific Policy Studies (MAAPPS) program, The University of British Columbia. Memo #168 Memo #216

Jonathan Berkshire Miller – a fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies Pacific Forum and is a political and security analyst on Mongolia and the Asia-Pacific region with the Diplomat, which is based in Tokyo. Memo #173

Michelle Miller – Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Memo #83, Memo #255

Carl Minzner - an Associate Professor of Law at the School of Law of Fordham University and an expert in Chinese law and governance, topics on which he has published extensively in both academic journals and the popular press. Memo #246

Chandana Mitra – Assistant Professor, Department of Geology and Geography, Auburn University. Memo #170

Maznah Mohamad – Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Memo #22

Sverre Molland – Lecturer in Anthropology and Development at the Australian National University. Memo #157

Karthik Nachiappan – Research Associate at the Centre on Asia and Globalization in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore. Memo #51, Memo #90

Manjusha Nair - Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore. Memo #196

Higuchi Naoto – Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Tokushima. Memo #145

Matthew Neckelmann – a candidate for a JD and MA in Asia Pacific Policy Studies at the University of British Columbia. Memo #234

Major Thomas G. Nielsen – an analyst at the Royal Danish Defence College. Memo #88

Stephen Noakes – doctoral candidate at Queen’s University. Specialist on social organizations in mainland China. His forthcoming dissertation is entitled “Advocacy Under Authoritarianism: Transnational Networks in China.” Memo #25

Scott North – a professor of Sociology at Osaka University. Memo #273

Dr. Liselotte Odgaard –  associate professor at the Royal Danish Defence College, and a research associate on the East Asian Peace program, Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, Sweden. Memo #88

Michael Oeckel - BA in Asian Studies from Temple University, Japan Campus, and currently a student in the Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Policy Studies program at the University of British Columbia. Memo #203

Kai Ostwald – assistant professor in the Institute of Asian Research and Department of Political Science, as well as the co-director of the Centre for Southeast Asia Research, at the University of British Columbia.  Memo #310

Richard Paisley – Director, Global Transboundary International Waters Governance Initiative, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia. Memo #32

Amitendu Palit – Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) in the National University of Singapore specializing in China-India comparative economic studies and political economy of development policies. Memo #172

Harsh V. Pant – Department of Defence Studies at King’s College London. Memo #64

Georgios Papanicolaou – Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Teesside University, UK. Memo #197

Kyung-Ae Park – Korea Foundation Chair in Korean Research, Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia. Memo #27, Memo #54 (Video)

Rev. Daniel Payne – the Pastor of Open Doors Community Church. Memo #270

Saadia M. Pekkanen – Job and Gertrud Tamaki Professor, Jackson School of International Studies; Adjunct Professor of Law; and Adjunct Professor of Political Science, at the University of Washington. Memo #154

Nicholas Phelps – Professor of Urban and Regional Development, Faculty of Built Environment, University College London. Memo #83

Jim Placzek – Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia and former Instructor in the Asian Studies Department at Langara College. Memo #62, Memo #303

Pitman Potter – HSBC Chair in Asian Research (previously, the Hong Kong Bank Chair in Asian Research) at the Institute of Asian Research at The University of British Columbia. He’s also a Professor of Law. Memo #93 (Video)

Nelson Rand – Canadian journalist based in Bangkok who has been covering insurgencies and political protests in Thailand for the past 6 years. Memo #14 (Video), Memo #60, Memo #80, Memo#113

Nimmi Rangaswamy – Researcher with Microsoft Research Labs India, Bangalore. Memo #190

Anthony S. Rausch – a Professor at Hirosaki University, Japan. Memo #240

Christopher G. Rea – Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature in the Department of Asian Studies, The University of British Columbia. Postdoctoral Fellow at the Australian Centre on China in the World. Memo #48 (Video), Memo #182 (Interview)

Timothy S. Rich -  Assistant professor of political science at Western Kentucky University. His research focuses on electoral politics in South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. Memo #77, Memo #277

Terence Roehrig – Professor of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval War College. Memo #61

Joshua Roth – Associate Professor of Anthropology at Mount Holyoke College. Memo #158

Daromir Rudnyckyj – Assistant Professor of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Victoria. Memo #68

Josh Rudolph – MA student at the Institute of Asian Research, where he focuses on media policy and the changing media landscape in the Asia Pacific. He is also a contributing blogger at China Digital Times (chinadigitaltimes.net). Memo #213

Alexandra Sakaki – Robert Bosch Foundation research fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin, Germany. Memo #165

Philip Seaton – Associate Professor in the Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University. Memo #152

Amartya Sen – recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. on April 21, 2011, received an honorary degree from The University of British Columbia. Memo #79 (Video), Memo #81 (Video)

Tsering Shakya – CRC Chair in Religion and Contemporary Society of Asia, Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia. Memo #55, Memo #103

Anqi Shen - Senior Lecturer in Law and Policing at Teesside University, UK. Memo #187

Rosa Hsuan-Ju Shih -  a recent graduate of the master’s program in the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia. Memo #304

Gi-Wook Shin – Director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and Professor of Sociology at Stanford University. Memo #42

Apichai W. Shipper – an independent scholar. Memo #111

Aim Sinpeng – a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at The University of British Columbia and Associate of the Centre for Southeast Asian Research. Memo #8Memo #97

Margaret Skwara – alumni, Master of Arts – Asia Pacific Policy Studies (MAAPPS), The University of British Columbia. Currently a natural gas markets analyst based in Calgary, Canada. Memo #76

Hannah Smith – an MA Asia Pacific Policy Studies candidate and Fellow at the Institute of Asian Research, The University of British Columbia. Memo #224, Memo #239

Key-young Son – Humanities Korea Professor at the Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University in Seoul, Korea. Memo #242

Song Jiyoung - an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the School of Social Sciences of the Singapore Management University. Her current book project focuses on the nexus between irregular migration and human security in East Asia, using complexity theory. Memo #229

Weihong Song – Professor and Canada Research Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia. Memo #147 (Video)

Hugh Stephens - Executive-in-Residence at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Mr. Stephens is Principal of Trans-Pacific Connections (www.tpconnections.com) – TPC Consulting, based in Victoria, BC. He has more than 35 years of government and business experience in the Asia region. He spent 30 years in senior positions at the Department of Foreign affairs and International Trade prior to moving to the private sector, in 2001, as manager of Time Warner’s public policy office for Asia Pacific located in Hong Kong. Memo #136 (Video)

Akio Takahara - professor at the University of Tokyo, Secretary-General of the “New Japan-China Friendship Committee for the 21st Century,” a senior researcher at the Tokyo Foundation, and an adjunct fellow of the Japan Institute of International Affairs. Memo #253 (Video), Memo #254 (Video)

Keita Takayama – teaches sociology of education in School of Education, University of New England, Australia. Memo #47 Memo #132 Memo #184

Joo Ean Tan – teaches Sociology at Nanyang Technological University, where she works on social change in Southeast Asian societies. Memo #96

Netina Tan – SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. Memo #58, Memo #82, Memo #101

William Taylor – Deputy Country Representative of The Asia Foundation in Vietnam. He formerly worked for the UK Department for International Development and Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Memo #211

Ramesh Thakur - a professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, and former R2P Commissioner. Memo #281.

Sarah Thomas - a member of the Angat Collaborative Watershed Governance Project research group at The University of British Columbia’s School of Community and Regional Planning. She recently completed her masters on a study of the environmental compliance of small and medium enterprises in Bustos, Bulacan, Philippines. Memo #243, Memo #299

Rian Thum - Assistant Professor of History at Loyola University New Orleans. Memo #188

Yves Tiberghien – Director of the Institute of Asian Research and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia; Executive Director of the China Council, and a Senior Fellow with the Global Summitry Project at the Munk School, University of Toronto. Memo #24, Memo #63, Memo#115, Memo#118, Memo #186, Memo #259, Memo #274. Guest Editor for Theme: “Asia at the 2011 Cannes G20.”

Tomoko Tokunaga – PhD Candidate in Education Policy Studies at the University of Maryland College Park, specializing in Socio-Cultural Foundations of Education. Memo #134

Tsering Topgyal – a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Birmingham and author of The Insecurity Dilemma and the Sino-Tibetan Conflict (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2014). His paper, “Identity Insecurity and the Tibetan Resistance Against China,” appeared in the September 2013 issue of Pacific Affairs. Memo #247

Ian Townsend-Gault – worked with Dr. Hasjim Djalal in 1989 to establish the track-two preventative diplomacy initiative Managing Potential Conflicts in the South China Sea. He is an Associate of the Centre for Southeast Asian Research of IAR, and Director of Southeast Asian Legal Studies at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies, The University of British Columbia. Memo #7

Tashi Tsering – PhD candidate in Resource Management and Environmental Studies, The University of British Columbia. Memo #110, Memo #164. Guest Editor for Theme: “Water, Scarcity, and the Frontiers on the Tibetan Plateau

Jiong Tu – PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge. Memo #278, Memo #279, Memo #309

Elanah Uretsky - an assistant professor in the Department of Global Health at George Washington University. Memo #235

Ezra Vogel – Henry Ford II Research Professor of the Social Sciences, Emeritus. Harvard University. Memo #119 (Video), Memo#121 (Video)

David Der-wei Wang – Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University. Memo #70 (Video)

Sir David Warren – served as British Ambassador to Japan from 2008 to 2012. He is currently chairman of The Japan Society of the UK. Memo #212

Angela Wong – student, Master of Arts – Asia Pacific Policy Studies (MAAPPS), The University of British Columbia. Memo #75

Daniel Wood – an M.A. candidate in the Asia Pacific Policy Studies program at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Memo #294

John R. Wood – Honorary Professor, Centre for India and South Asian Research, The University of British Columbia. Project Leader of the Millennial Development Goals Project at the Gujurat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, India. Memo #156

Sophia Woodman – postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Law and teaches sociology at The University of British Columbia. Memo #12, Memo #150, Memo #307, Memo #308

Biao Xiang – University Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford. Memo #135 – Chinese translation here.

Xu Hongcai -Xu Hongcai is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute and Professor in Finance and Deputy Director of the Information Department of China Center for International Economic Exchanges (加拿大不列颠哥伦比亚大学亚洲研究院访问学者,金融学教授,中国国际经济交流中心信息部副部长). Memo #128 – Chinese translation here.

Xu Xiaojie – Director of the World Energy at the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Memo #236

Akira Yamasaki -  Professor of Economics at Chuo University and Visiting Professor of UBC at Department of Geography. Memo #208

Vickie Yau – Graduate of Asian Studies (M.A.), University of British Columbia. Currently working and studying at the University of Hong Kong. Memo #46

Brenda S.A. Yeoh – Professor, Department of Geography, National University of Singapore. Memo #133

Pichamon Yeophantong – an Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow based in the Global Economic Governance Programme, University College, Oxford. Memo #228

Joseph Yi – an assistant professor of political science at Hanyang University, Korea. Memo #270

Wang Yong – Professor at School of International Studies and Director at Center for International Political Economy, Peking University. Memo#116

Henry Yu - Principal, St. John’s College, The University of British Columbia; and Associate Professor, Department of History. Memo #104

Tim Yu – an undergraduate student at the University of Alberta. Memo #232

Lukasz Zablonski – a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of International Media, Communication, and Tourism Studies, Hokkaido University. Memo #219

Ayse Zarakol – Council on Foreign Relations /University of Cambridge. Memo #180

Jinhua Zhao – Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, jointly appointed in the School of Community and Regional Planning and the Department of Civil Engineering. He holds Master of Science, Master of City Planning, PhD degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s degree from Tongji University. He studies travel behavior and transportation policy, public transit management, and China’s urbanization and mobility. Memo #215

Yuezhi Zhao – Canada Research Chair, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University. Author of China in Communication: Political Economy, Power, and Conflict. Memo #131

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