Prof. G.VC Naidu

    G.V.C. Naidu, is currently Professor in the Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, School of

    International Studies, JNU. A Doctorate in International Studies from JNU, Prof.

    Naidu was a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses before

    joining JNU in early 2008.

    His visiting appointments/professorships include Research Fellow at the Institute of

    Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore; Japan Foundation Visiting Professor at the

    Daito Bunka University, Japan; Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center, Honolulu;

    Visiting Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs, Visiting Professor at

    Gakushuin University, Tokyo, National Chengchi University, Taipei, etc.

    He has to his credit five books, five monographs on various issues and a large

    number of articles, chapters in books, and research papers published in India and

    abroad. His most recent publications include two books on Building Confidence in

    East Asia: Maritime Conflicts, Interdependence and Asian Identity Thinking

    (Palgrave, 2015) (edited with Kazuhiko Togo) and India and China in the Emerging

    Dynamics of East Asia (Springer 2015) (edited with Mumin Chen).

    His research interests include the Indian Ocean and East Asian affairs. At present

    working on the role of Indian Ocean Rim Association in disaster risk reduction in

    the Indian Ocean and the role of the Indian Navy in humanitarian assistance and

    disaster relief in the Indian Ocean rim.