WEAI is pleased to congratulate Duncan McCargo, Visiting Professor of Political Science, on his new position at the University of Copenhagen, where he will serve as Professor of Political Science and Director of its Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS). Professor McCargo will continue to co-lead the New York Southeast Asian Network (NYSEAN) and retain his affiliation with us.
Since 2010, Professor McCargo has been an integral member of the Institute and has worked tirelessly to bring Southeast Asian Studies to the fore. As co-founder of NYSEAN, he established a dynamic and expanded program of timely events on the region, from brown bags to large-scale conferences. In particular, the development of coverage on Thai politics—including the highly popular Thai Update annual program—has made a mark at WEAI and beyond. Professor McCargo’s boundless energy and enthusiasm will be missed greatly on the 9th floor, but we look forward to finding ways to collaborate with NIAS. We wish him the very best of luck in his new endeavor.