Dr. N. Ganesan (Academic Advisor)

      Dr. N. Ganesan is Professor of Southeast Asian Politics at the Hiroshima Peace Institute in Japan where he has been since 2004. From 2011 to 2013 he held a concurrent invited Visiting Professorship at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo which he gave up to focus on training in Myanmar. Prior to his current appointment he was Senior Lecturer in political science and Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore from 1990 to 2003. His major research interest is on issues of interstate and intrastate tensions and conflict in Southeast Asia. He has authored and edited/co-edited 9 books and a monograph and over 70 internationally refereed journal articles and book chapters. His most recent major publications include State Violence in East Asia (University Press of Kentucky, 2013 with Sung Chull Kim), Conjunctures and Continuities in Southeast Asian Politics (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2013) and Bilateral Legacies in East and Southeast Asia (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2015). He also serves as a member of the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, the Asian Journal of Peace building and the Asia-Pacific Social Science Review.

      In Myanmar he serves as coordinator and trainer for the Myanmar Civil Service in collaboration with the Ministry of Information and funded by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (since 2013) and is also the coordinator for the Social Science Summer School held at Dagon and Mandalay Universities every summer (since 2015). He has been a frequent visitor to Myanmar for research and training since 2006 and maintains a large number of friends and contacts with local NGOs.