Dr. Daniel Novotný
Daniel holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) and he has also been an Adjunct Fellow at Monash University, Melbourne. Among his numerous academic publications, Daniel published a monograph Torn between America and China: Elite Perceptions and Indonesian Foreign Policy (ISEAS, Singapore, 2010 – see book cover here & read review here) and edited, with Clara Portela, a volume EU-ASEAN Relations in the 21st Century: Strategic Partnership in the Making (Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, 2012 – more info here). He is currently collaborating with Indonesia’s leading Gadjah Mada University on a new book that focuses on EU-Indonesia relations. Daniel has held fellowships and/or taught at University of New South Wales, Monash University, Deakin University, Australian National University (Australia), the RSIS and the ISEAS (Singapore), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia), Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), Anglo-American University, University of New York and Metropolitan University Prague (Czech Republic). He has also produced more than 70 short film documentaries for the Czech State Television, most of them focusing on the Asia-Pacific region.
Lenka is currently a BA student in Political Science at the prestigious King’s College London, UK, and a prospective journalist. Having worked with a major Slovak daily Denník N, she aspires to become an investigative journalist upon the completion of her studies. Lenka’s research interests focus on democratization, deliberation, populism, post-communist countries and post-colonial thought in the Middle East and North African regions. Her dissertation discusses the development of populist appeals in post-communist Visegrad Four countries. As a winner of Slovak Debate League 2016, she also likes to engage in intellectual debates on various contemporary topics. While living in London, Lenka has also worked as a teaching assistant in the Slovak Learning CIC and as a Debate Mentor for underprivileged children.
Komang is an expert with a long experience in information technology and systems as well as web design and development. By spearheading the development of information technology in the Sanur Village, Komang aims to empower people in the local community by teaching them basic IT and computer skills. Ultimately, he hopes to contribute to the eradication of information and computer illiteracy in Bali.
Pascaline Winand is currently the Director of Studies of the College of Europe, serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and also lectures at the Institut d’Etudes européennes of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). With degrees in political science, international relations and diplomatic history from the ULB, Yale University and Purdue University, Professor Winand has published widely on the EU and its external relations. She is also editor of the series “European Policy,” published by P.I.E.-Peter Lang and, since 2009, holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration and International Relations.
Emeritus Professor Robin Jeffrey
La Trobe University, Melbourne, and Australian National University, Canberra
Robin Jeffrey is an Emeritus Professor of La Trobe University and Australian National University (ANU). The former Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific in Canberra, Robin Jeffrey was previously Professor of Politics at La Trobe University, Melbourne, where he taught in the Politics Program for 25 years. He was President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia in 2003-04. His special interest is in the modern history and politics of India and South Asia, particularly the regions of Punjab and Kerala and the politics of media, development and pluralism. Professor Jeffrey completed a doctorate in Indian history at Sussex University in the United Kingdom in 1973.
David Reeve began his involvement with Asian studies as a young diplomat in 1968, being posted to the Australian Embassy in Jakarta in 1969-1971, later taking up researching and teaching Indonesian studies. From 1984 to 1987, he was posted to University of Indonesia in Jakarta as the founding Australian lecturer in the Australian Studies program there. He worked at University of News South Wales (UNSW) in the 1990s until his retirement in 2006, where he served as the Head of Chinese and Indonesian Studies. From 1997 to 1999, he was Resident Director of the ACICIS program in Yogyakarta, the consortium of Australian universities that sends Australian students in Indonesia. He is also working on the role of the Theosophical Society in India, Indonesia, Australia and China in the 1910s to 1940s.
Vladimir Hlasny is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. His research focuses on consequences of competition, environmental spillovers in trade, firms’ discrimination, pricing in online markets, and more. He has published research on causes and consequences of regulatory reform in utility industries, environmental policy, and labor market governance. Prior to joining Ewha, he worked as a Research Economist in the labor-economic branch of ERS Group, a consultancy in Tallahassee (FL, USA). He holds a doctorate in economics from Michigan State University.