Stephen Chan
Professor at SOAS University

Stephen Chan OBE is a Professor of International Relations at SOAS Universıty where he has previously been a Dean of Law & Social Sciences. A former international civil servant, he helped pioneer modern electoral observation at the 1980 independence elections of Zimbabwe, and has been involved in conflict mediation and post-conflict institution building in many countries. He heads the Kwok Meil Wah Foundation, which benefits young people in Africa. Winner of the 2010 International Studies Association award, Eminent Scholar in Global Development, he has published 32 scholarly books – in addition to 3 novels and 5 volumes of poetry.