About the Speakers:
Professor William Tow is Head of the Department of International Relations, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP), Australian National University. He has authored or edited over twenty book and has written over 100 journal articles/book chapters on alliance politics, U.S. security policy in Asia and regional security architectures. Tow was the RSIS Ngee Ann Kongsi Visiting Professor in 2012. He was a member of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Foreign Affairs Council and editor of the Australian Journal of International Affairs from 2001-2007.
Dr Ian Hall is a Senior Fellow in International Relations and the Associate Dean (Education) of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP). His research interests include international relations theory, global security and India’s foreign relations. His latest book is an edited volume on The Engagement of India: Strategies and Responses (Georgetown University Press, 2014) and he has published in such leading journals as Asian Security, Asian Survey and Review of International Studies.
Dr Brendan Taylor is Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC), Australian National University. He is a specialist on great power strategic relations in the Asia-Pacific, economic sanctions and Asian security architectures. His publications have featured in such leading journals as The Washington Quarterly, Survival, International Affairs, and Asian Security. He has published an authoritative Adelphi Paper on economic sanctions and has co-edited Bilateralism, Multilateralism and Asia-Pacific Security (Routledge 2013).
Dr David Envall is a Research Fellow in the Department of International Relations, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP). His book on Japanese Diplomacy: The Role of Leadership is due to be published by the SUNY Press in early 2015. He has recently published in the Australian Journal of International Affairs, Asian Journal of Political Science, and Japanese Studies. He edited the ANU-MASI Policy Background Paper Series emanating from ANU’s three-year project on how traditional security ties between the US, its treaty partners and other states in the Asia-Pacific fit into that region’s growing and increasingly crucial multilateral security politics (sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation).