Asia and the Pacific

Dr. Mely Caballero-Anthony 
Nanyang Technological University

Dr. Mely Caballero-Anthony is Professor of International Relations and Head of the Centre for Non-traditional Security (NTS) Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is currently the Secretary-General of the Consortium on Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia. From 2013-2017, Prof Anthony was a member of UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters (ABDM) and was Chair of ABDM in 2016. She was Director of External Relations at the ASEAN Secretariat from 2011-2012. From 2015-2017, she was Vice President at-large of the Governing Council of the International Studies Association (ISA). Prof. Anthony's research interest include regionalism and multilateralism in Asia-Pacific, human security and non-traditional additional issues in Asia-Pacific. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and international presses. Her latest books include: Negotiating Governance on Non-Traditional Security in Southeast Asia and Beyond (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018).


Dr. Saleemul Huq
International Centre for Climate Change & Development

Dr. Saleemul Huq is the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change & Development (ICCCAD) since 2009. Dr. Huq is also a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment & Development (IIED), where he is involved in building negotiating capacity and supporting the engagement of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in UNFCCC including negotiator training workshops for LDCs, policy briefings and support for the Adaptation Fund Board, as well as research into vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in the least developed countries. Dr. Huq has published numerous articles in scientific and popular journals, was a lead author of the chapter on Adaptation and Sustainable Development in the third assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and was one of the coordinating lead authors of ‘Inter-relationships between adaptation and mitigation’ in the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (2007).


Dr. Dhanasree Jayaram 
Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Dr. Dhanasree Jayaram is Assistant Professor at the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations and Co-Coordinator, Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka, India. She holds a PhD in Geopolitics and International Relations from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). She is also Features Editor (Climate Policy) at Manipal Advanced Research Group (MARG) – Science, Technology and Security Forum as well as Research Fellow, Earth System Governance Project.


Coral Pasisi
Sustainable Pacific Consultancy, Tofia Niue

Coral Pasisi is the Director of the Sustainable Pacific Consultancy and President of Tofia Niue, a Non Profit Organisation focused on Ocean Sustainable Management. She was the Regional Advisor on the Pacific to the Green Climate Fund, from 2015 to September 2019. Prior to that, she worked with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, primarily as itsRegional and International Issues Adviser and Acting Director of Strategic Partnerships from 2007-2014.