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International Speakers

With generous funding from The Asia Foundation, a number of eminent Asian aid scholars participated in the workshop. We also had keynote speakers from the UK and US.

Roger Ridell
Oxford Policy Management (OPM) and The Policy Practice, UK

Roger Riddell is a development and aid specialist with some 40 years’ experience including senior consulting, government, non-government and think-tank positions. He is currently an Associate of Oxford Policy Management (OPM) and a Principal of The Policy Practice, in the UK. From 2008 to the end of 2010, he was a member of the Independent Advisory Committee on Development Impact (IACDI) of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), and he led the committee’s work on the quality of evaluation. He has published widely on international aid and development issues. He holds a Masters in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK and an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Zimbabwe.

Frances Seymour
Senior Fellow, Centre for Global Development

Frances Seymour is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development based in Washington, DC, and a Senior Advisor to the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. At CGD, she is leading a project designed to create global consensus on the importance of forest conservation, and to promote results-based financing for REDD+. From 2006 to 2012, she served as Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), an international organization headquartered in Indonesia. Prior to CIFOR, Ms. Seymour was the founding director of the Institutions and Governance Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI), and served as Director of Development Assistance Policy at World Wildlife Fund, where she led research and outreach focused on mainstreaming environmental considerations into development finance. Early in her career, she spent five years with the Ford Foundation in Indonesia, where her grant-making focused on community forestry and human rights. She holds an MPA in Development Studies from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a BS in Zoology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Eun Mee Kim
Dean & Professor, Graduate School of International Studies Director, Institute for Development and Human Security, EwhaWomans University
Former President, Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation (KAIDEC) (2011-2012)

Dr Eun Mee Kim is Dean and Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies and Director of the Institute for Development and Human Security at EwhaWomans University. She has served as a civilian member on the Committee for International Development Cooperation under the Prime Minister’s Office, the Policy Advisory Committee in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Policy Advisory Committee in the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. In 2009, she received the World Class University Research Grant as the PI from the National Research Foundation of the Republic of Korea entitled “Cross-National Comparative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Development Assistance.” Her fields of interest include: International Development Cooperation, Foreign Aid, Political Economy of Development, Globalization and Multiculturalism. Dr. Kim has served as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and Brown University.

Dr Rani Mullen
Director, Indian Development Cooperation Research Senior Visiting Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, Delhi

Dr. Rani Mullen currently serves as Director of Indian Development Cooperation Research (IDRC) and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. Her research focuses on Indian foreign aid; decentralization, local governance, and service delivery in India; Indo-Afghan relations; and Indian foreign policy. She is concurrently Associate Professor at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Dr Phakpoom Tippakoon
Lecturer and Assistant Dean for Administration, College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Phakpoom is currently lecturing at the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Thammasat Univeristy and is also Assistant Dean for Administration there. He holds two masters degrees – one in International Development, where his thesis was on “Street Vending in Bangkok: Effects of the Change of the Regulatory Framework” (2006); and another in International Relations, for which his thesis was on “Japan’s ODA and the World Bank’s Development Approaches” (2007). Dr. Phakpoom completed his doctorate in International Development at Nagoya University in 2011 – his dissertation was on “Clustering and Industrial Development: Evidence from Thailand”. His research areas of interest are on Innovation Systems, Industrial Agglomeration, Regional Development and Foreign Aid.

Dr Tongquan Sun
Associate Professor, Rural Development Institute, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)

Since 2006, Dr. Tongquan Sun has worked as a researcher in the Rural Development Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). His research interests include international development aid, social enterprises, microfinance, and rural development. Previously, he served as a visiting scholar at Duke University in the United States, where he studied development aid. For over 12 years, Dr. Sun worked for the China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE) of the Ministry of Commerce, managing multilateral and bilateral development aid projects to China. Dr. Sun’s published papers on international development aid include “Aid Dependence: Why,” “Behaviors of Stakeholders in International Development Assistance,” and “The Evolution of International Development Aid after the World War II.” He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in jurisprudence from the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in China, as well as a Ph.D. in Management from the Post-Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Dr. Siriporn Wajjwalku
Associate Professor, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University

In addition to her position at Thammasat University, Dr. SiripornWajjwalku serves as a Chair of Japanese Studies Association of Thailand and a Project Coordinator of the Think Tank Development Project for National Policy and Transnational Relations Division at the Thailand Research Fund. From 2010 to 2013 she was a Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and also a Director of International Program of the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University. Her academic interests include Japan’s politics and foreign policy, international development and foreign assistance, and regional cooperation. Recently, she has conducted several research projects including: The Institutional Arrangement and Aid Effectiveness: A Case Study of Japan’s and Thailand’s Aid Provision in CLMV; The Crisis Management: Shared Experiences and Lesson Learned between Japan and Thailand; ASEAN and Regional Cooperation on Food Security. Her publications include: Development Cooperation Approaches to Pro Poor Growth: Thailand (2012); Japan’s Administrative Reform and Foreign Aid Policy (2010); Rethinking: Japan in the Mekong Region (2009); Thailand: What Makes Recipient Ownership? (2008). She received a B.A. in Political Science from Thammasat University, Thailand, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Law and International Relations from Nagoya University, Japan.

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