Sharifah Munirah Alatas – Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Sharifah Munirah Alatas is an Assistant Professor in the Strategic Studies and International Relations Programme at the National University of Malaysia. She earned her BA at the University of Oregon and her MA and doctorate from Columbia University. Alatas received the Fulbright Malaysian Scholars Fellowship (2021/2022) and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Academic Movement of Malaysia (GERAK). Alatas’s scholarly and popular writings focus on West-centrism, intellectual imperialism, hegemony, academic dependency, and post- colonialism. Alatas contributes regularly to her op-ed columns in Free Malaysia Today, Malaysiakini, Asian Defence Insights, and the Islamabad Policy Research Institute. Alatas will be delivering a keynote lecture at GO SOUTH 2022 on September 13, 2022.
Sara Davies – Griffith University
Sara Davies is a Professor and Research Director at the School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Australia. She is the co-founder and co-Convenor of the Griffith Gender Equality Research Network, a membership of academic and higher degree scholars dedicated to research excellence and in promotion of gender equity. Davies is currently serving as a co-Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Journal of International Relations. Davies’s recent research focuses on Global Health Governance and the Women, Peace and Security, with a particular contribution of advancing feminist methods in the discipline of International Relations. Davies’s recent publications include “Containing Contagion: The Politics of Disease Outbreaks in Southeast Asia” (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019) and “Women are most affected by pandemics— lessons from past outbreaks”, Nature (July 2020, with Clare Wenham, Julia Smith, Huiyun Feng, Karen A. Grépin, Sophie Harman, Asha Herten-Crabb and Rosemary Morgan). Davies will be speaking at GO SOUTH 2022 on September 13, 2022.
Riza Noer Arfani – Universitas Gadjah Mada
Riza Noer Arfani is a Lecturer at the Department of International Relations, Universitas Gadjah Mada and currently serving as the Director of the Center for World Trade Studies. His areas of expertise include international trade, environment and governance, as well as digital economy and data governance. Arfani has also been working with the World Trade Organization (WTO) –under its academic chairs programme– and is presently a chair-holder since 2010. Arfani’s notable works include “The Investment Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Indonesia”, a book chapter in Emerging Global Trade Governance: Mega Free Trade Agreements and Implications for ASEAN; a book chapter co-written with Poppy Sulistyaning Winanti titled “How Far can Indonesia Go? Utilizing TSIA (Trade Sustainability Impact Assessment) on the Would-be Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Impact for Indonesia” in Paradigm Shift in International Economic Law Rule-Making: TPP as a New Model for Trade Agreements?; a journal article co-written with Awan S. Dewanta titled “Production Shifts and Upgrading in ASEAN Automotive Production Network: Case on Toyota-led Regional Value Chains”, published in IKAT the Indonesian Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, among many other scholarly works. Arfani will be speaking at GO SOUTH 2022 on September 13, 2022.
Alexander Davis – University of Western Australia
Alexander Davis is a lecturer in International Relations at the University of Western Australia. He is currently serving as the head of the Australian Himalaya Research Network and is a foundation member of the network New International Histories of South Asia. Davis’s research looks at the historical, critical, and postcolonial perspectives of International Relations, with a primary research interest on the geopolitics and ecology in the Himalaya, and a secondary research interest in the Indian diaspora in India-Australia relations and the possibility of decolonising Australia’s International Relations. Davis has an extensive list of notable works published in reputable journals, which includes “Constructing an “Iron” Unity: The Statue of Unity and India’s Nationalist Historiography”, published in Australian Journal of Politics & History; “International Relations and the Himalaya: Connecting Ecologies, Cultures and Geopolitics”, published in Australian Journal of International Affairs; “Bordering the Postcolonial State: The Relevance of Sikkim in India’s Support for Indonesia’s Occupation of East Timor”, published in Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, among many others. Davis will be speaking at GO SOUTH 2022 on September 13, 2022.
Poppy Sulistyaning Winanti – Universitas Gadjah Mada
Poppy Sulistyaning Winanti is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of International Relations in Universitas Gadjah Mada. She is currently serving as the Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada. Poppy’s areas of expertise include Indonesia’s economic diplomacy; South-South Cooperation; the WTO and the future of global trade regime; regional economic integration; governance in extractive industries; conflict and political economy of natural resources; and resource nationalism. Poppy recently published a co-edited book titled “G20 di Tengah Perubahan Besar: Momentum Kepemimpinan Global Indonesia?” (with Wawan Mas’udi). Poppy will serve as the chair of the keynote lecture at GO SOUTH 2022 on September 13, 2022.
Yulida Nuraini Santoso – Universitas Gadjah Mada
Yulida Nuraini Santoso is a Lecturer at the Department of International Relations in Universitas Gadjah Mada. Having completed her undergraduate degree from Universitas Gadjah Mada studying International Relations, she went on to read International Public Policy at University College London (UCL) as a Chevening awardee. She previously worked at the ASEAN Secretariat and is currently serving as the Managing Director of ASEAN Studies Centre (ASC), Universitas Gadjah Mada. Yulida’s area of interest includes transnationalism, regionalism, and ASEAN in its political-security context. Yulida will serve as the chair of the panel discussion at GO SOUTH 2022 on 13 September 2022.