The Graduate Research and Development Network on Asian Security (GRADNAS) initiative aims to build an international network of scholars undertaking cutting-edge research on strategic and security issues in Asia. GRADNAS promotes Asian security research that effectively combines conceptual rigour and innovation with deep empirical analysis.
Convened by Professor Evelyn Goh and based at the Australian National University, this network includes established scholars from leading universities around the world, as well as advanced doctoral students and promising early career researchers in a series of programmes for training, exchange and research collaboration.
With deep sadness, we mourn the loss of Dr. Aileen S.P. Baviera, Professor and former Dean of the University of the Philippines Asian Centre, who passed away on the morning of 21 March 2020 in Manila, due to severe pneumonia caused by COVID-19. Professor Baviera was a founding member of the GRADNAS international network, and as one of our Senior Scholars, showed her warm support for our activities and for the Emerging Scholars Network in many ways. We extend our deepest condolences to her family and friends.