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.