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New NIAS Director

We are happy to announce that Professor Duncan McCargo has been appointed new director of NIAS.

Professor McCargo currently works at Columbia and Leeds. He has published extensively on South East Asian affairs, primarily Thailand. He has served twice as head of department in Leeds.

Professor McCargo first visited NIAS in 1997 and holds the Institute in the highest regard and affection. He has a clear vision for NIAS, and the competences to carry it out. It is important for him to begin by listening to staff, stake-holders and the Nordic Asia community. He plans a “roadshow” of the Nordic capitals this Autumn.

Duncan McCargo will take up a position as full professor in the Department of Political Science as well as director of NIAS.