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Dr Moises de Souza

Lecturer in Asia Pacific Studies, Chair of the Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific, Editor-in-Chief Asia Pacific Viewpoint Journal (APV)
School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies

Dr Moises de Souza is Lecturer in Asia Pacific Studies at the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies and Chair of the Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific (NEPCAP) at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). He is also Researcher in Asia Studies at the International Relations Research Centre of the University of São Paulo (NUPRI-GEASIA) and deputy-director of the South China Sea Think Tank (SCSSTT). Additionally, he is also founding-member of the Asia-Pacific Policy Research Association (APPRA).

Moises research focuses on foreign policy analysis (FPA) and non-traditional security in the Pacific, and Taiwan’s diplomatic maritime policies, which his PhD. dissertation is based on. Also, He recently published an edited book: Enterprises, Localities, People, and Policy in the South China Sea: Beneath the Surface (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). The book intends to look for alternative approaches to understanding maritime disputes in the South China Sea. The idea was to draw attention to the importance of the private sector, civil society, and subnational actors’ roles in the disputes and sheds light on crucial policy issues that are addressed less often in the literature.

Moises is currently deputy director South China Sea Think Tank (SCSTT), an independent, non-profit organization that promotes dialogue, research, and education on South China Sea issues. The SCSTT serves as a platform for promoting dialogue without taking an institutional position regarding maritime territorial claims. He is also founding member of The Asia-Pacific Policy Research Association (APPRA) an independent, platform for research, and education about policies in the Asia-Pacific region based in Taipei, Taiwan. Previously, Dr. Moises served as Associate Researcher at the Center of Latin American Trade and Economy in Taiwan and guest editor for two issues of the publication Quarterly of Latin American Trade and Economy.