The Indo-Pacific Alliance as a New Regional Hegemon: Implications for the Blue Pacific Strategy


The Franco-German Observatory of the Indo-Pacific

Prof. Dr. Steven Ratuva is Director of the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies (University of Canterbury, New Zealand). He is an award winning interdisciplinary Fijian scholar whose global expertise spans international relations, political science, sociology, history, development studies, conflict and peace studies, indexology and digitised social control, social protection, affirmative action, globalized knowledge and the politics of climate emergency. He was Fulbright Senior Fellow at the University of California (LA), Duke University and Georgetown University. He is one of the few Distinguished Professors in New Zealand and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. He has advised and done consultancy work for a number of international organisations such as UNDP, ILO, British Council, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Pacific Islands Forum, Commonwealth Secretariat, and Asian Development Bank.

Chairs & Moderation:
Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner is Vice President of the GIGA, Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies, and a political science professor at the University of Hamburg.

Marianne Péron-Doise is Research Fellow at the Institut de Recherche Stratégique de l'Ecole Militaire (IRSEM), Paris. 

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