Assoc. Prof. Emilian Kavalski joins PhISO Advisory Board

We are very happy and honored that Associate Professor Emilian Kavalski accepted our humble request to become one of the members of the Honorary Board of Advisors.


Emilian Kavalski is associate professor of global studies. Prior to joining the Institute for Social Justice, Emilian worked at the University of Western Sydney and has held research positions at Academia Sinica (Taiwan), Aalborg University (Denmark), the Institute for the International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Ruhr Universitat-Bochum (Germany), theRachel Carson Center (Germany), and the NCHU Graduate Institute of International Politics (Taiwan), as well as the Andrew Mellon Fellowship position at the American Institute for Indian Studies (New Delhi, India), and the I.W.Killam Postdoctoral position at the Department of Political Science, University of Alberta (Canada). Emilian‘s research has focused on post-colonial literature, European politics, International Theory, Asian affairs, and the post-humanities.

He is currently working on (i) the encounter of International Relations with life in the Anthropocene, especially the conceptualization of and engagement with non-human actors; and (ii) the nascent Asian normative orders and the ways in which they confront, compliment, and transform established traditions, norms, and institutions. Emilian contends that in both these areas the application of Complexity Thinking has important implications for the ways in which global life is approached, explained, and understood. Emilian is also the book series editor for Ashgate’s ‘Rethinking Asia and International Relations‘ series.


Kavalski, E. (2015), ‘The EU-India Strategic Partnership: Neither Very Strategic, nor Much of a Partnership’, Cambridge Review of International Affairs 28(2):

Kavalski, E. (2014), ‘The Shadows of Normative Power in Asia: Framing the International Agency of China, India, and Japan’, Pacific Focus 29(3): 303 – 328.

Kavalski, E. (2013), ‘The Struggle for Recognition of Normative Powers: Normative Power Europe and Normative Power China in Context’, Cooperation and Conflict, 48(2), 247 – 267.

Kavalski, E. (2012), ‘Brand India or “Pax Indica”? The Myth of Assertive Posturing in India’s Post-1998 Foreign Policy Making’, Harvard Asia Quarterly, 14(2), 44 – 50.

Kavalski, E. (2012), ‘Waking IR up from its ‘deep Newtonian slumber”, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 41(1), 137 – 150.

Kavalski, E. (2011), ‘From the Cold War to Global Warming: Observing Complexity in IR’, Political Studies Review, 19 (1), 1 – 12.

Kavalski, E. (2010), ‘Shanghaied into Cooperation: Framing China’s Socialization of Central Asia’,Journal of Asian and African Studies, 45(2), 131 – 145.

Kavalski, E. (2009), ‘Timescapes of Security: Clocks, Clouds, and the Complexity of Security Governance’, World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, 65(7), 527 – 551.

Kavalski, E. (2008), ‘The Complexity of Global Security Governance: An Analytical Overview’,Global Society, 22(4), 423 – 443.

Kavalski, E. and Zolkos, M. (2007), ‘The Hoax of War: The Foreign Policy Discourses of Poland and Bulgaria on Iraq’, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 15(3), 377 – 394.

Kavalski, E. (2007), ‘The Fifth Debate and the Emergence of Complex International Relations Theory: Notes on the Application of Complexity Theory to the Study of International Life’,Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 20(3), 435 – 454.


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