Tenth Global Studies Conference

  • 2017 Special Focus: Global Mobilities
  • 8-9 June 2017
  • National University of Singapore, Singapore

Plenary Speakers

The Tenth Global Studies Conference will feature plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Subrata Mitra

Subrata Mitra

Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Professor Subrata K. Mitra joined the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) as a Visiting Research Professor and Director on 13 April 2015. He has moved to Singapore from Heidelberg, Germany, where he was the Head of Department of Political Science at the South Asia Institute for the past 20 years.

Subrata Mitra was born in India where he received his early education (BA, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack; MA, Delhi University, M.Phil., JNU) and the United States (University of Rochester, N.Y., Ph.D. in Political Science). His professional career began in India (Lectureship in Political Science Delhi, 1971), and continued in France (Maison des Sciences de l’Hommes, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris), the United Kingdom (universities of Hull and Nottingham), US (University of California, Berkeley), and Germany (Heidelberg University). He has also held visiting positions in several universities in Asia (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China and the Radhakrishnan Chair at the Central University of Hyderabad, India). Read more...

Mohan Dutta

Mohan Dutta

Head, Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Mohan J Dutta is Provost's Chair Professor and Head of the Department of Communications and New Media at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Adjunct Professor at the Interactive Digital Media Institute (IDMI) at NUS, and Courtesy Professor of Communication at Purdue University. At NUS, he is the Founding Director of the Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE), directing research on culturally-centered, community-based projects of social change. He teaches and conducts research in international health communication, critical cultural theory, poverty in healthcare, health activism in globalization politics, indigenous cosmologies of health, subaltern studies and dialogue, and public policy and participatory social change. Currently, he serves as Editor of the "Critical Cultural Studies in Global Health Communication Book Series" with Left Coast Press and sits on the editorial board of seven journals. Read more...

Evi Fitriani

Evi Fitriani

Head, International Relations, University of Indonesia, Indonesia

Evi Fitriani is the head of the International Relations Department Faculty of Social and Political Sciences University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia. She is the co-founder of the ASEAN Study Center, University of Indonesia. She also holds a position of the Indonesia's Country Coordinator of the Network of East Asian Think Tanks (NEAT). She helped established the master program on European Studies at the University of Indonesia and has been one of the peer-group in the program.

She was born in Bangka on 20 December 1968. Her professional education includes Bachelor of Arts in International Relation Studies from the International Relations Department, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia in 1992. She then received Master of Arts in Modern International Studies from the Institute of International Studies Leeds University, the United Kingdom in 1994, under the Chevening Award. She also obtained Master of Arts in Southeast Asia Studies Program from the Center for International Studies Ohio University the United States of America in 1995 with the Fulbright Scholarship. Read more...

Tim Bunnell

Tim Bunnell

Chair, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Tim Bunnell is editor of the Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography and chair of the Cities research cluster in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He has been based in the Department of Geography at NUS since 1999.

Trained in human geography at the University of Nottingham, the main focus of Dr Bunnell’s research is on urban development in Southeast Asia and constitutive connections between that region and other parts of the world. His most recent book, From World City to the World in One City: Liverpool through Malay Lives, was published by Wiley in 2016. Read more...

Conference Themes and Special Focus

The Tenth Global Studies Conference features research addressing the following annual themes and the 2017 Special Focus.

  • Theme 1: Economy and Trade
  • Theme 2: Politics, Power, and Institutions
  • Theme 3: Society and Culture
  • Theme 4: Resources and Environment
  • 2017 Special Focus: Global Mobilities

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