From Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific: Issues and Challenges
The State of International Affairs – #DiplomacyDialogue | A Special Lecture by Prof Chintamani Mahapatra on From Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific: Issues and Challenges.
#IMPRI Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi invites you to an IMPRI #WebPolicyTalk series –
A Special Lecture on
From Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific:
Issues and Challenges
Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:
Date: November 2, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m. IST
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live
Prof Chintamani Mahapatra
Rector (Pro-Vice-Chancellor), and Professor of American Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi
Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra is Rector (Pro-Vice Chancellor) of Jawaharlal Nehru University since 2016. He is concurrently Professor of American Studies at the School of International Studies of JNU. Prof. Mahapatra is also Editor of Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, published by the Association of Indian Diplomats. He is the Founder and Honorary Chairperson of Kalinga Institute of Indo-Pacific Studies.
He has held positions, such as Member, UGC Review Committee, Area Studies Programme, Member, Fellowship Expert Committee, ICSSR, Editor, Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, Member, Editorial Board, Strategic Analysis, IDSA, Member, Editorial Board, Diaspora Studies, and Member, Committee on Studies, Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia. Recently, he was Tagore Chair Professor at Yunnan University of China. He has conducted research in several US Presidential Libraries and US National Archives; and British Public Record Office in London.
Prof. Mahapatra has authored four books, edited one volume, and has contributed chapters to over 30 edited books. He has published over 70 research articles in reputed journals.
He has guided 26 PhD awardees and 51 M. Phil Degree awardees, and has chaired and presented papers in numerous national and international conferences. He has a wide range of exposure to international academic institutions in the US, UK, France, Israel, Australia, Sweden, China, Vietnam, Singapore and Austria. He has been awarded a number of international fellowships, such as Fulbright Fellowship, Commonwealth Fellowship, and Visiting Fellowships to undertake research in the US, UK, Austria, Australia, and many other countries.
He has been a visiting faculty in several UGC-run Academic Staff Colleges, the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of External Affairs, National Defense College, Army War College, Naval War College and the College of Air Warfare. He is also a regular commentator in newspapers and on audio-visual media on international affairs.
Associate Fellow, Environment and Society Programme and Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House, London
Cleo Paskal is an associate fellow in the Environment and Society Programme and the Asia-Pacific programme. She is research lead on Chatham House’s project on perceptions of strategic shifts in the Indo-Pacific from the points of view of the United States, the United Kingdom, India, Japan, Oceania and France.
She has lectured/briefed at a wide range of organisations, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Royal College of Defence Studies (United Kingdom), US Department of State, US Army War College, US Air Force, Center for Homeland Defense & Security (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey), Inter-American Defence Board (Washington, DC), National Defence College (India), National Defence College (Oman), the German Foreign Office, Centre for National Security Studies (Canadian Forces College), Global Affairs Canada, the European Union, and the Scottish Government, as well as for heads of major corporations and groups of security professionals from over 30 countries.
She is widely published in both academic publications and the popular press, and is a regular media commentator. She has contributed to, among many others, The World Today, The Diplomat, Defense News, Washington Examiner, the BBC, Quillette, and is the North America Special Correspondent for The Sunday Guardian (India) newspaper.
Prof Patrick Köllner
Vice-President, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Director, GIGA Institute of Asian Studies; Professor of Political Science, University of Hamburg
Patrick Köllner is vice president of the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), director of the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, and professor of political science at the University of Hamburg. He studied at the universities of Konstanz and Essex and holds a doctorate and a habilitation in political science from Humboldt University of Berlin and the University of Trier, respectively. His research interests revolve around political organisations and institutions in various parts of Asia and in a comparative perspective.
Recent publications include co-edited special issues on think-tank development in East Asia (Pacific Affairs 2018) and on political transformation in Myanmar (Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs 2020), the co-edited volumes Comparative Area Studies: Methodological Rationales and Cross-Regional Applications (Oxford University Press 2018) and From Asia-Pacific to Indo-Pacific: Diplomacy in a Contested Region (Palgrave Macmillan 2021), and a journal article on changing China policies in Australia and New Zealand (The Pacific Review 2021).
Dr Simi Mehta
CEO and Editorial Director, IMPRI, New Delhi