ASSOC. PROF. DR. RAVICHANDRAN MOORTHY
Ravichandran Moorthy is an Associate Professor in the Strategic Studies and International Relations Programme, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), where he teaches International Relations and Asia Pacific security. Prior to his University position, he was a senior officer in the cadre of Diplomatic and Administrative Service, in the Malaysian civil service. He served in several positions at the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR), Malaysia and the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) and as Head of Multilateral Division, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia. He is active in several UNESCO working groups in the Ethics and Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific (ECCAP) project. He is currently the President of Asia Pacific Forum on Ethics and Social Justice, Vice President for the Asian Bioethics Association and Academic Group member of the Indian Ocean Rim Association of Regional Cooperation (IORARC). In 2008, he was part of the Malaysian delegation to the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland.
He has also participated as part of the Malaysian delegation in the Malaysia-India Strategic Partnership Dialogue in New Delhi in Mac 2012, organised by ISIS Malaysia. He was also appointed by UNESCO as regional expert for consultation on the revision to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. He is often consulted by foreign governments and Malaysian government agencies and the media on international relations issues. Currently, Dr. Ravi is the Editor-in-Chief for JEBAT: Malaysian Journal of History, Politics and Strategic Studies. He is also on the editorial board of several other local and international journals. He sits on several panels on ASEAN Community Initiatives at Wisma Putra, MITI and Jabatan Perpaduan Malaysia. Dr Ravi is a fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar in 2012. His research interests include Asia Pacific security, Indian Ocean geopolitics and environmental security and ethics.