Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Wasisto Raharjo Jati earned a bachelor degree in Politics and Government studies from Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in 2012. He also holds a Master of Political Science (Advanced) degree from College of Arts and Social Sciences and College of Asia and The Pacific, The Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia in 2020. Wasisto have been working at Center for Politics – Indonesian Institute of Science (Pusat Penelitian Politik – Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (P2P-LIPI) since 2014. His main research interests include voting behavior, politics of Indonesian middle class, and political movement
Victoriano Tiu & Aureus Law Firm
Vincent Noel A. Aureus graduated with a degree in Political Science in 2010. In 2015, he became a lawyer and engaged in private practice as a Junior Associate for a law office. He then joined government in 2016 and served in various staff positions in the Philippine House of Representatives, 17th and 18th Congress. For the 2022 elections, he was part of the team that assisted a national political party’s secretariat. He is presently also a Partner in the Law Firm: Victoriano Tiu & Aureus.
Ponleu Soun is a scholarship holder and graduate student in the Asia Pacific Master of Arts in Human Rights and Democratization program of Global Campus Asia-Pacific region jointly offered by the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, and Universitas Gadjah Mada. He is also an alumnus of the May 18 Academy Program and Human Rights Research Training organized by the May 18 Memorial Foundation of the Republic of Korea and Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Cambodia, respectively. His research areas include the freedom of expression, digital rights, consumer rights, future of work of persons with disabilities, the right to employment of persons with disabilities, and the impact of hydropower dams on indigenous communities in Cambodia.
University of Indonesia
Muh Afit Khomsani is a research student in the field of international relations and politics with sub-field democracy, elections, corruption, local politics, and social movement. By examining critiques for Islamic reason from Gramsci’s perspective, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Islamic Theology and Philosophy department, Walisongo State Islamic University (UIN), Semarang, in 2018. Currently, he published a journal article about new anti-corruption movements in Indonesia after the 1998 reform. He frequently speaks at youth forums and writes opinions in mass media. He has been a youth activist since college. Currently, he is the member of PB PMII (Indonesian Islamic Student Movement) for 2021-2024, and also a junior researcher of the Network for Indonesian Democratic Society (Netfid Indonesia). Now, he is pursuing his master’s degree in international relations at the University of Indonesia, focusing on transnational studies with his final project about Localising Anti-Corruption as Global Norm.
University of the Philippines Diliman
Leonardo Jaminola III obtained their undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of the Philippines Diliman. Currently, they are pursuing a master’s degree in Demography at the same university. They also completed the Global Studies in Asia Program at the University of Tokyo in 2018. They have worked as a Research Assistant at the Ateneo School of Government and published studies on political dynasties, conglomerates, populism, and Philippine politics, among others. Alongside their studies, they are currently working at the Philippine Space Agency under the Space Policy and International Cooperation Bureau. They received the Josefina V. Cabigon Memorial Scholarship (JVCMS) Research Paper Grant in 2022 to support the completion of their thesis. Their research interests include political inequality, ageing, the environment, health policy, social movements, and political economy.
Research Associate and Lecturer
Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS)
Isuri W. Siriwardhana is a Research Associate and Lecturer at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS). She is also a Visiting Lecturer at Open University of Sri Lanka. She has done her Bachelor and Master Degrees in Political Science at the University of Colombo. Her research interests mainly focus on democracy, environmental democracy and political parties. Her current research work is based on Internal Party Democracy (IPD) in Sri Lanka.
Department of Political Science
Lahore College for Women University
Javaria Sehar is a visiting faculty member in Department of Political Science, Lahore College for Women University. She earned a degree of MS Political Science from Lahore College for Women University. She is also a member of International Political Science Association(IPSA). Her research interests focus on comparative politics with special reference to Federalism, Democracy, Religion and Political parties of South Asia.
Administrative and Social Assistance
to Asylum Seekers
Yrys Abdieva has two master degrees: one in politics and security (OSCE Academy) and another in sociology: social intervention, European comparison, migration (Strasbourg university). With a social and political science background, her areas of expertise include the politics of Central Asia, the rise of extreme right wing parties in Europe, security-oriented organisations such as OSCE, NATO and international migration. She has worked at various NGOs and INGOs as USAID, International Alert, ACCELS, European Parlement delegation on political and social development projects (advocacy, democracy building, religion, education) in Central Asia. Currently, she works in the asylum field.
Program Manager for Governance
Open Society Forum
Enkhtsetseg Dagva is a program manager for governance at the Open Society Forum Mongolia. Her brief covers political financing, elections, government accountability and transparency. Since joining OSF in 2006 she has overseen Open Forum’s election monitoring and advocacy efforts to promote free and fair election and served as the coordinator and spokesperson for the Fair Election Network, a coalition of election monitoring groups founded by the initiative of OSF in 2008.
Centre of Actual Problems
Gulzar Karybekova is the Director of Centre of Actual Problems and Development, Public Fund, based in Kyrgyzstan. She earned her higher University Degree at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in 2011 with the major of International Relations and received Bachelor Degree in Law at the Kyrgyz State National University in 2001 and studies for one more year to 5-year University Diploma of Specialist. In 2013, she was awarded the Diploma of Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of Commonwealth of Independent States (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), as a winner of the research work among youth of Kyrgyzstan on “Youth problems in CIS countries and ways to solve them”. Currently, she is PhD Candidate in political – legal field of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic.