Aruna Kumar Malik, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. He has been teaching Political Science and international relations at GNLU for last eight years. His area of special inquiry has been international relations, public policy, environmental justice, Human Rights and political theory. Furthermore, Aruna is a faculty editor of the GNLU Journal of Law, Development and Politics. He is also Director of GNLU Centre for Foreign Policy and Security Studies.
Currently, Aruna is QES Visiting Scholar at The University of Winnipeg.
For more information, please visit Aruna Kumar's webpage
Derek Johnson is an Associate Professor of socio-cultural anthropology at the University of Manitoba and a Research Associate at the Centre for Maritime Research at the University of Amsterdam. He works in the areas of international development and the political ecology of natural resource governance with a primary interest in marine small-scale fisheries. His work has been focused geographically on South Asia, and particularly the Indian state of Gujarat, since the mid-1990s. Derek is Project Director of the SSHRC-funded Partnership Grant project Dried Fish Matters: Mapping the Social Economy of Dried Fish in South and Southeast Asia for Enhanced Wellbeing and Nutrition Security which is conducting research in six countries in Asia. Derek is Managing Editor of the journal Maritime Studies.
For more information, please visit Derek's webpage
Dr. Hom Gartaula is a Scientist at International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT). Based in CIMMYT’s New Delhi office, Dr Gartaula leads the gender and social inclusion research portfolio for South Asia. He is an interdisciplinary social scientist with over 18 years of experience, specializing in gender and social inclusion, youth and agriculture, climate change, and food security. Rooted in an actor-oriented approach and social wellbeing perspective, his research focuses on gendered dimensions of food security, on farm conservation of crop genetic resources, indigenous knowledge, participatory development, and labour out-migration and its implications for small scale agriculture.