Profile

Professor Purnendra Jain

Head of Research & Academic Development, Member of the SIA Advisory Board

Purnendra Jain is a Professor in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide. His research focuses on politics and security in the Asia Pacific region, contemporary Japan, and comparative politics of Asia focusing on Japan, China and India. He was formerly the President of the Asian Studies Association of Australia and President of the Japanese Studies Association of Australia. He has been a visiting scholar and fellow at the University of Oxford, the University of Tokyo, Harvard University, University of California San Diego, the National University of Singapore and Columbia University.