Prof. Steven Ratuva

An Award-winning Political Sociologist
Global Interdisciplinary Scholar
Director of the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies
University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Professor Steven Ratuva, an award-winning political sociologist and global interdisciplinary scholar, is Director of the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies. He was awarded the 2020 Metge Medal by the Royal Society of New Zealand -Te Apārangi, the country’s highest award in social science research excellence. He was also co-winner of the 2019 University of Canterbury research medal, the university’s highest academic honour. He became the first Pacific Islander and foreign national to win both esteemed and highly contested awards. He is also recipient of a number of research grants by Marsden, NZ Health Research Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and others, totaling a few million dollars.

He was a recipient of a Fulbright Senior Fellowship and was Fulbright professor at the University of California (LA), Duke University and Georgetown University in 2018. He is Chair of the International Political Science Association research committee on Security, Conflict and Democratization and former President of the Pacific Islands Political Studies Association. He has transdisciplinary across sociology, anthropology, political science, development studies, economics, philosophy and history. With a PhD from the Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex), he has published widely on a range of issues Pacific societies and culture, indigenous knowledge, development, conflict, peace, political change, coups, memory activism, social solidarity economy, social protection, elections, ethnicity, security, military, affirmative action, COVID-19, social indexes, indigenous knowledge, climate security and nationalism.

Conference Convener

Mr. Isanka P. Gamage

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka
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Scientific Committee

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 Members

  • Dr. Ali Saberi, Iranian Researchers Network, Iran

  • Dr. Vincent La Placa, University of Greenwich, United Kingdom

  • Dr. Madhubhashini Galagedarage, Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

  • Dr. Aini AzeqA Marof, University Puthra Malaysia, Malaysia

  • Dr Farhan Abdul Rauf, Our Own Public Health Institute, Afghanistan

  • Dr. P. Rajkumar Madurai, Kamaraj University, India

  • Dr. Oliver Chan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • Dr. Zisopoulou Eleni, International Hellenic University, Greece

  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Thanapauge Chamaratana, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

  • Dr. Mussarat Jabeen Khan, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Dr. Victor H Mlambo, , University of Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Dr. Kalaitzi Christina, International Hellenic University, Greece

  • Dr. Rabia Ali Gul, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Dr Eric Niyitunga, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Dr. Surayya Mukhtar, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Dr. Listia Natadjaja, Universitas Kristen Petra, Indonesia

  • Dr. Asma Rashid, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Dr. Maria Stamatoglou, International Hellenic University, Greece

  • Dr. Fouzia Ajmal, International Islamic University, Pakistan

  • Dr. Yasir Nawaz Manj, University of Sargodha, Pakistan

  • Dr. Uqbah bin Muhammad Iqbal, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

  • Dr. Dimitris Dimitriadis, International Hellenic University, Greece

  • Dr. Tejwant Mohabeer, Mauritius Institute of Education, Mauritius

  • Dr. Neelam Rana, Noida International University, India

  • Dr. Rasheedul Haque, MAHSA UNIVERSITY, Malaysia

  • Asst. Prof. Archana Patnaik, Indian Institute of Technology, India

  • Dr. Mrs. K.R.N. Harshani, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

  • Assoc. Prof. Sataporn Roengtam, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

  • Dr. Amrat Haq, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Assist. Prof. Dr. Rakchanok Chamnarnmark, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

  • Dr. Mussarat Jabeen Khan, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Dr. Sadaf Zamir Ahmed, Air University Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Dr. Syed Akmal Hussain Shah, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Prof. Danie Meyer, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Dr. Konstantinou Zoi, International Hellenic University, Greece

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