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Hiroshima City University 
Hiroshima Peace Institute 

Professor 
Narayanan Ganesan 

Birth:1958  
 

Career
Tutor, Political Science, Department of Political Science, McMaster University  1984-1986 
Instructor, Comparative Politics, Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University  1987-1988 
Visiting Associate, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore  1988/09-1989/01 
Instructor, Comparative Politics, Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University  1989/08-1989/12 
Lecturer, Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore  1990/06-1996/06 
Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science and Southeast Asian Studies Programme, National University of Singapore  1996/07-2003/12 
Associate Professor, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University  2004/01-2006/12 
National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies  Invited Visiting Professor  2011-2013 
Professor, Hiroshima Peace Institute, Hiroshima City University  2007/01-Present 

Academic background
McMaster University  1984/05  Canada 
McMaster University  Political Science  Master course  1986/05  Completed  Canada 

Academic degrees
Ph.D. (Political Science)  Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois, U.S.  1989/12 

Current state of research and teaching activities
General research on Southeast Asia and specialised research on ethnic insurgency and the peace process in Myanmar.
Coordinator and trainer for the Myanmar Civil Service on public administration and public policy formulation since 2013 with German government funding.
Coordinator and trainer of the Social Science Summer Institute for academics at Dagon, Mandalay and Yadanabon Universities since 2015 supported by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Myanmar. 

Research Areas
Political Science / Southeast Asia 

Research keywords
Southeast Asia Comparative politics International relations Foreign policy Regionalism 

Subject of research
Domestic politics and foreign policy of Myanmar and Thailand 

Research Funds
Others  East Asian regionalism  2010/11-Present 
Others  Bilateral overhangs in East Asian international relations  2010/04-Present 
Others  Historical conjunctures in Southeast Asian politics  2009/09-Present 
Grant of Hiroshima City University  State violence and reconciliation in East Asia  2009/04-2011/03 
Others  Myanmar Peace Initiative.  2004/05-2006/03 
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Bibliography
Bilateral Tensions in Post-Cold War Southeast Asia  81  Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore  1999/11 
Realism and Interdependence in Singapore's Foreign Policy  Routledge, London and New York  2005/10 
Myanmar: State, Society and Ethnicity  (co-edited with Kyaw Yin Hlaing)  Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore  2007/05 
East Asia Facing A Rising China  co-edited with Lam Peng Er  Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Seoul  2010/03 
International Relations in Southeast Asia: Between Bilateralism and Multilateralism  co-edited with Ramses Amer  Institute of Southeast Asian Studies  2010/07 
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Papers
Research paper (scientific journal)  Only  “ASEAN and its Relations with Major External Powers”  Contemporary Southeast Asia (Singapore) Vol.22, No.2  258-278  2000/08 
Research paper (scientific journal)  Only  “Illegal Fishing and Illegal Migration as Issues in Thailand’s Foreign Policy Towards Malaysia and Myanmar”  Kenneth Boutin (ed.) Non-Traditional Security Issues in Southeast Asia (Singapore: Institute for Defence and Strategic Studies)  507-527  2001 
Research paper (scientific journal)  Only  “Challenges in Governance”  Yap MuiTeng (ed.), Perspectives 2001 (Singapore: Times Academic Press for The Institute of Policy Studies)  58-71  2001 
Research paper (scientific journal)  Only  “Governance: Its Complexity and Evolution”  Derek da Cunha (ed.) Singapore in the New Millennium (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies)  50-68  2001 
Research paper (scientific journal)  Only  “Appraising Democratic Developments in Post-Authoritarian States: Thailand and Indonesia”  Asian Affairs: An American Review (U.S.A.) Vol.28, No.1  3-18  2001 
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Research presentations
Oral presentation(general)  Democratization and its Impact on the Ethnic Peace Process in Myanmar  Conference on Process of Peace and Democratization  2018/12/10 
The 2018 elections in Malaysia and their impact on domestic politics  Centre for Southeast Asian Studies  2018/11/28 
Oral presentation(invited, special)  The Myanmar Ethnic Peace Process  2017/11/03 
Oral presentation(invited, special)  History, Politics and the Peace Process in Myanmar  2017/11/02 
Oral presentation(invited, special)  The Ethnic Peace Process in Myanmar  2017/10/03 
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Allotted class
Peace Studies 1 & 2 
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Social activities
Academic advisor, Panna Institute, Yangon, Myanmar  2016-Present 
Reviewer, Heidelberg Conflict Transformation Index (Heidelberg University)  2016-Present 
Coordinator and Trainer, Social Science Summer School, Yangon and Mandalay Universities  2015-Present 
Myanmar Expert and Coder, Varieties of Democracy Project (Gothenburg University, Sweden)  2015-Present 
Member, Editorial Committee, Asian Journal of Comparative Politics (London)  2015-Present 
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Open lecture
The 3rd HPI Public Lecture Series in English  Public lecture  2018/02-2018/02  “Recent Developments in Myanmar’s Ethnic Peace Process and the Growing Role of China”  
The 2nd HPI Public Lecture Series in English  Public lecture  2017/02-2017/02  “Recent Developments in Myanmar Politics Under the NLD Government” 
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