Regulating globalization in South and Southeast Asia

photo of Bhutan by CAPI Director Victor V. Ramraj

Through the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advance Scholars (QES-AS) Scholarships program, CAPI and the UVic Faculty of Law and their partners in South and Southeast Asia will participate in activating a dynamic community of young global leaders around the world to conduct interdisciplinary research on innovative governance and justice strategies to mitigate the harsher effects of economic globalization in South and Southeast Asia (specifically Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, and Vietnam) 

The QES-AS program will bring thirteen advanced scholars whose work focuses on South and Southeast Asia to the University of Victoria to create lasting impacts both at home and abroad through cross-cultural exchanges encompassing international education, discovery and inquiry, and professional experiences. It will also send five Canadian post-doctorate early career scholars to the region to develop valuable experience and build skills and networks in Canada and South and Southeast Asia.

Objectives of the QES-AS program include:

  • Developing global citizens through enriched academic, professional, and cross-cultural experiences
  • Activating a new generation of enterprising leaders in Canada and around the world through facilitating lasting local and global community engagement
  • Enhancing collaborative capacity and deepen peer relationships among Queen Elizabeth Scholars to enrich the program experience and facilitate personal and professional growth

Each scholar will spend at least 30% of their time in the program participating in an external research placement where they will gain unique, hands-on research experience in:

  • conducting field research with local communities
  • contributing to on-going projects and workshops
  • preparing for and/or attending national, regional and international conferences

Participants in the program will also contribute to the growing community of Queen Elizabeth Scholars at campus, national, and global levels.

Project partners

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) program is managed through a unique partnership of:

Additional funding for the Advanced Scholars phase of the QES program (QES-AS) is provided by:

Project partners in South and Southeast Asia include:

Research Placement Partners include:


Incoming QES-Advanced Scholars

Ratana Ly

Incoming QES-Advanced Scholar
(home institution: Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodia)
2017 to current
Nima Dorji

Incoming QES-Advanced Scholar
(home institution: Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law, Bhutan)
2017 to current
Sunayana Ganguly

Incoming QES-Advanced Scholar
(home institution: Azim Premji University, India)
May - August 2018
Sushmita Pati

Incoming QES-Advanced Scholar
(home institution: Azim Premji University, India)
May - August 2018

Outgoing QES-Advanced Scholars

Supriya  Routh

Outgoing QES-Advanced Scholar
visiting Azim Premji University, India (home faculty: UVic Law)
May - August 2018
Pooja Parmar

Outgoing QES-Advanced Scholar
visiting Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law, Bhutan (home faculty: UVic Law)