Stephen Chan OBE is Professor of International Relations and is widely respected as a distinguished academic who has made a major contribution to the academic understanding of international politics in general and African politics in particular. He has also made a significant impact
on political developments in Africa through his involvement in high-level diplomacy and actions and advice on the ground. The firstborn son of Chinese refugees to New Zealand, Stephen Chan was a national student president, publisher, newspaper editor and international civil servant before
he became an academic, first in Africa and later in Britain. Professor Chan has published 27 books on international relations and more than 200 articles and reviews in the academic and specialist press, as well as over 100 journalistic feature articles.