Dr G.V.C. Naidu is former Founder-Chairperson of Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He specializes in Indo-Pacific affairs, including political economy, maritime security and India’s engagement with this region. His visiting appointments include Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore; Japan Foundation Visiting Professor at the Daito Bunka University in 1994-1995 and Gakushuin University in 2017-2018, Tokyo; Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center, Honolulu; Visiting Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs, Visiting Professor at National Chengchi University, Taipei and Visiting Professor at National Chung Hsing Univesity, Taichung, Taiwan. He has to his credit five books, five monographs and more than 150 articles, chapters in books, and research papers published in India and abroad.