The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Vice-Chancellor and President (VCP), Professor Pal Ahluwalia, recently received two international appointments.
Professor Ahluwalia has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Council of the International Science Council Regional Focal Point (ISC RFP) for Asia and the Pacific and was also selected as an Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) Fellow.
He is one of the six people selected to join the Advisory Council of the ISC RFP for Asia and the Pacific and will work closely with the ISC RFP AP Director in their engagement with sub-regional members.
As an AIIA Fellow, he will be presenting a lecture to AIIA members and, in turn, allow the institute to present him with his Fellowship award.
The Australian Institute of International Affairs stressed that Professor Ahluwalia will also participate in selection panels to assess future nominations and be involved in the AIIA’s National Conference each year.
This year, AIIA sought nominations for Fellows from its 1,400 members and other experts in the field, resulting in the USP Vice-Chancellor as one of the successful candidates.
AIIA launched its Fellow programme in 2008 to recognise exceptional contributions to Australia’s international relations, aimed to promote interest in and understanding of international affairs and acknowledge excellence in Australia’s international affairs community.
The University of the South Pacific is pleased with its Vice-Chancellor’s appointments to the two international positions.