social sciences

Director, Macmillan Brown Center for Pacific Studies
Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology
University of Canterbury,New Zealand


Professor Steven Ratuva is Director of the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies and Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Senior Scholar Award and was Fulbright Professor at the University of California (LA), Duke University and Georgetown University. He was also recipient of the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Marsden award. He is Chair of the International Political Science Association research committee on Conflict, Security and Democratization and former President of the Pacific Islands Political Studies Association. He is a global interdisciplinary scholar with expertise and research interest in sociology, anthropology, political science, development studies, political economy, innovation, social, enterprise, philosophy and history and has carried out research in Asia, Africa, US, Pacific, UK and Europe. With a PhD from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, he has published widely in the areas of development, conflict, political change, coups, social protection, elections, ethnicity, security, military, affirmative action, gender and nationalism.

He is leader of an international research team of more than 100 social science experts commissioned by Palgrave Macmillan and Springer Publishers to put together the Global Handbook on Ethnicity. He also leads an international research team on civil-military relations and global security under the auspicious of the International Political Science Association. He is also Founder and Editor in Chief of the Pacific Dynamics: Journal of Interdisciplinary Research whose aim is to promote Asia-Pacific research and scholarship. Prof Ratuva has worked in a number of universities including University of Sussex, University of the South Pacific, Australian National University and University of Auckland. He was a visiting fellow at the University of New South Wales, National University of Taiwan and other universities around the world. He has been consultant and advisor for international organizations such as UNDP, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, International Labour Organization, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, British Council and other organizations and governments.

Scientific Reviewers

The Scientific Committee consists of the experts in the field from many different countries in the world. The Committee Members evaluate your abstracts and provide insights to improve those further. According to the final decision given by them, you would be able to process further tasks for attending the conference.

Scientific Committee

  • Steven Ratuva, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Kavita Tiwari, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai
  • Ali Saberi, Iranian Researchers Network, Iran
  • Angelique Nairn, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • Muhamad Mujaheed Hassan, University Puthra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Engr. Javed Yunas Uppal, Pakistan Foundation for the Advancement of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan
  • Naveed Shibli, Riphah International University, Pakistan
  • Tuhin Roy, Khulna University, Bangladesh
  • Jagriti Upadhyaya, Sardar Patel University of Police, India
  • Oliver Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Mashitah Hamidi, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Madhubhashini Galagedarage, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
  • Aini Azeqa Marof, University Puthra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Najma Malik, University Of Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Dr Farhan Abdul Rauf, Our Own Public Health Institute, Afghanistan
  • Bhagirathi Panigrahi, Berhampur University, India
  • Gargi Sharma, Manipal University Jaipur, India
  • Firimooni Rweere Banugire, Bishop Stuart University, Uganda
  • Zatul Himmah Adnan, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Seema Agnihotri, Amity University, India
  • P. Rajkumar, Madurai Kamaraj University, India
  • Seema Yadav, Galgotias University, India
  • Mercy Karuniah Jesuvadian, National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • Rico Paulo Tolentino , Bulacan Agricultural State College, Philippines
  • Sibonsile Zibane, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Pooja Lakhanpal, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, India
  • Chamila Siriwardene , University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • Owoseni Joseph Sina, Ekiti State University, Nigeria
  • Rasheedul Haque, Linton University College, Malaysia
  • Neha R. Jain, Central University of Rajasthan, India
  • Listia Natadjaja, Universitas Kristen Petra, Indonesia
  • Anita Banerje, Andaman Law College, India
  • Dr Imran Ali Sandano, University of Sindh, Pakistan
  • Ahmed Babatunde Adeosun, Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic, Nigeria
  • Neelam Rana, Noida International University, India
  • Anshu Mathur, Amity University, India
  • Dr. Sanjoy Kumar Chanada, Khulna University, Bangladesh
  • Dr. Uqbah bin Muhammad Iqbal, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Labrina Gioti, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Dr. Mosammat Rowshan Ara, Khulna University, Bangladesh
  • Dr. Boitumelo Seepamore, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Dr. Anupam Kumar Bairagi, Khulna University, Bangladesh
  • Thembelihle Makhanya, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Ashek Mahmud, Jagannath University, Bangladesh
  • Dr. Jayum Jawan, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Fouzia Ajmal, International Islamic University, Pakistan

Conference Convener

international conference on social sciences

Mr. Isanka Gamage
The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka
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