Gerald Segal

I am Director of Studies at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, and have recently been:

Director of the U.K. Economic and Social Research Council's Pacific Asia Programme,

The European Secretariat for the Council for Asia-Europe Cooperation.

Co-Chair of the European Council for Security Cooperation in Asia-Pacific,


I was born in 1953 in Montreal and received my BA from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in 1975. I completed my PhD at the London School of Economics in 1979 with a dissertation on "The Great Power Triangle".

I have taught at the University of Wales (Aberystwyth) 1979-81, the University of Leicester (1981-84) and the University of Bristol (1984-91) where I became a Reader in International Relations.

Between 1988 and 1991 I was on leave at the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London to run a project on comparative reform in communist party states.

In 1988 I founded the quarterly journal The Pacific Review (then published by Oxford University Press, now published by Routledge) and edited it until 1995 when I handed on the editorship to Richard Higgott of the University of Warwick.

In October 1991 I joined the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London as Senior Fellow in Asian Studies. In October 1997 I became Director of Studies at the IISS.

In 1994 I successfully raised 2.3m to run the Pacific Asia Programme for the UK's Economic and Social Research Council. This is the largest single grant for the study of Pacific Asia in the social sciences in Europe.

I have also been a "fellow" of the World Economic Forum (Davos) since 1995.

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