Academic Committee 2006

Academic Committee 2006

Acharya, Amitav

Professor Amitav Acharya has been Deputy Director and Head of Research at the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore since July 2001. He was a Fellow of the Harvard University Asia Center and concurrently a Fellow of Asia Pacific Policy Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. His recent publications: Reassessing Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (co-editor, MIT Press, 2005). He is a founding member and co-president of the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA).

Profession : Professor, Deputy Director, Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies (IDSS)

Address: Nanyang Technological University, Block S4, Level B4, Nanyang Avenue SINGAPORE 639798


Ohno Shuichi

Shuichi Ohno is Executive Director in charge of International Programs at The Nippon Foundation. A graduate of Kyoto University, he worked for the trading house Marubeni Corporation for almost thirty years. An economist by training, he worked for various economic and development organizations such as the OECD and World Bank during his employ with Marubeni. He joined The Nippon Foundation in 2001 as Director of International Affairs, and was appointed Executive Director in 2004. Under his leadership, The International Program Department of The Nippon Foundation has been developing and supporting a wide range of programs aimed at alleviating poverty and promoting human development around the world.

Profession : Executive Director, The Nippon Foundation

Address: The Nippon Foundation, 1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8404, JAPAN


Rajaretnam, Murugaiah

M. Rajaretnam is the Chief Executive/Director of The International Centre, Goa in India. Educated in Singapore and the US he has worked in many capacities in think tanks and the private sector and has specialized in Asian affairs. In the mid 1990s, he was the advisor and coordinator of the Asian Renaissance project at the Institute for Policy Research (Malaysia) and initiated and promoted projects on a united Southeast Asia. Currently he is also director of the Asian Dialogue Society which is an informal fellowship of “citizens and friends” of Asia dedicated to promote free, sustainable and cosmopolitan societies across Asia.

Profession : Director/Chief Executive ; The International Centre

Address: Goa University Road, Dona Paula, Goa 403-004, INDIA

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Thiparat, Pranee

Dr. Pranee Thiparat is an assistant professor at the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University. Her areas of interest include U.S. domestic politics and foreign policy, regional security issues with particular emphasis on ASEAN and Thai foreign policy. Dr. Thiparat was chairperson of Department of International Relations from 2003-2005 and Director of the Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS),Tahiland from February 2000-July 2002. She obtained her Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University, U.S.A.

Profession : Professor, Department of International Relations, Chulalongkorn University

Address: Faculty of Political Science, Bangkok 10330, THAILAND

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Zhang Qi

ZHANG Qi is a Chinese citizen and a member of Academic Committee for the Future Leaders’ Retreat Program at Peking University. He is a law professor at Peking Unvierstiy and also Excutive Director of the Institute of Comparative Law and Sociology of Law at PKU Law School. He received his LL.B from Jilin University in 1982, LL.M. from Peking Unviersity in 1987 and Ph.D. in Jurisprudence from Peking University in 1998. He teaches Jurisprudence and Comparative Law in PKU Law School and Comparing Legal Systems of China and the U.S. for Stanford students as a Visiting Professor of Stanford in Beijing.

Profession : Professor, Law School, Peking University

Address: Room 5217 Law School Beijing Peking University, Haidian District, Beijing 100871, CHINA

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