Dr. Radhika Desai – University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.
Dr. Radhika Desai is a Professor at the Department of Political Studies and Director of the Geopolitical Economy Research Group at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. She is the author of Geopolitical Economy: After US Hegemony, Globalization and Empire (2013), Slouching Towards Ayodhya: From Congress to Hindutva in Indian Politics (2nd Rev ed, 2004) and Intellectuals and Socialism: ‘Social Democrats’ and the Labour Party (1994), a New Statesman and Society Book of the Month, and editor or co-editor of Russia, Ukraine and Contemporary Imperialism, a special issue of International Critical Thought (2016), Theoretical Engagements in Geopolitical Economy (2015), Analytical Gains from Geopolitical Economy (2015), Revitalizing Marxist Theory for Today’s Capitalism (2010) and Developmental and Cultural Nationalisms (2009). She is also the author of numerous articles in Economic and Political Weekly, International Critical Thought, New Left Review, Third World Quarterly, World Review of Political Economy and other journals and in edited collections on parties, political economy, culture and nationalism.
She serves on the Editorial Boards of many journals, including Canadian Political Science Review, Critique of Political Economy, E-Social Sciences, Pacific Affairs, Global Faultlines, Research in Political Economy, Revista de Economía Crítica, World Review of Political Economy and International Critical Thought.
Dr. Nobuhiro Aizawa – Kyushu University, Japan
Aizawa Nobuhiro is an Associate Professor in Kyushu University’s Department of Cultural Studies. He specialises in Southeast Asian Politics, International Relations, Overseas Chinese Studies and Comparative Politics. He teaches in the International Program of the Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Global Society, offering introductory courses on Comprehensive East Asian and Japanese Studies and a seminar on Overseas Chinese and Transnational Asia.
He has been a Wilson Center Japan Scholar (2019-20), a Visiting Scholar at Thammasat University (2015), Chulalongkorn University (2010-11) and Cornell University (2009-10). He is a former Research Associate at the Institution of Development Economies-JETRO, National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies in Tokyo.
Prof. Dr. Poppy Sulistyaning Winanti – Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Poppy Sulistyaning Winanti is a professor at the Department of International Relations at Universitas Gadjah Mada. She is 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.
In collaboration with Nabilah Nur Abiyanti, M.Phil, she co-authored a policy brief titled “Epicentrum of Growth: Percepatan Ekonomi Pascapandemi dan Membangun Resiliensi Ekonomi Kawasan” in 2023. Additionally, working with Alexandra Hennessy, she writes a book chapter titled “EU-Trade Relations with Indonesia” in 2022. Her writings were also published in several reputable journals, including Environmental Policy and Governance, The Extractive Industries and Society, Indo-Pacific Analysis Briefs, among many others.
Marc Saxer – Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Marc Saxer is an analyst, strategist and publicist, currently serving as Head of Asia Pacific project of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Marc was the Head of the Asia Pacific department, FES Representative in India and Thailand. Marc’s work focuses on transformation and democratization processes, geopolitics and their impact on the world order. His work has been published in 22 languages and was featured in major media outlets worldwide.
Marc organized international track one and a half dialogues on nuclear disarmament, responsibility to protect, peacekeeping and peacebuilding, and the reform of global governance institutions and regimes. Notably, Marc hosted track 1.5 dialogues between India and Pakistan, the Asia-Europe Dialogue on the Economy of Tomorrow, the Asia-Europe Dialogue on Energy Transition, the Inter-Parliamentary Forum on Security Sector Governance, the dialogue series on the Future of Work in India, the Thai Media Forum, and the Thai Civic Education Forum. He introduced innovative working formats, including the Transformative Change Making method for strategic alliance building, political field analyses, the ThaiPBS debate show Thiang Hai Rurueang, and educational animation movies.
Luqman Nul Hakim = Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Luqman Nul Hakim is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations at Universitas Gadjah Mada. He is currently serving as the Director of the Institute of International Studies (IIS) Universitas Gadjah Mada. Luqman’s area of expertise includes political Islam, security-democracy-development nexus, post-structuralist political theories, and comparative political economy development. His current book, published in 2023, is called Islamism and the Quest for Hegemony in Indonesia. Luqman will serve as the chair of the seminar at GO SOUTH 2023 on 6 November 2023.
Muhadi Sugiono – Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Muhadi Sugiono is a lecturer at the Department of International Relations at Universitas Gadjah Mada. Muhadi’s area of expertise includes peace and security, theory of international relations, and a geographical focus on Europe and the Global South. He currently serves as the coordinator of KIKE (Indonesian Community for European Studies). Muhadi is also actively contributing to a global campaign to abolish nuclear weapons with the 2017 Nobel-awarded International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear (ICAN). In 2022, he authored a book chapter titled The Belt and Road Initiative and Indonesia’s Response to the rise of China. Muhadi will serve as the chair of the seminar at GO SOUTH 2023 on 6 November 2023.