Professor Paul D. Scott
Paul D. Scott was born in 1950 in New York City. Majored in Chinese and Asian Studies at Seton Hall University, 1972. 1971, one year on a kibbutz in Israel. MA in comparative political analysis and international relations, NYU. 1975-77, residence in Taiwan. Intensive work in Chinese language; first university teaching position, national Taiwan University. 1977-81, Head of International Programs, Nagoya International School, Japan. From 1981 until 1983, residing in Charlottesville, Virginia, MA Chinese and Japanese History; PhD in history awarded in 1985. 1983-85 graduate student, The University of Tokyo. From 1985, professor in the Asian studies Program, Kansai Gaidai University. Also, Steering Committee member, The Alliance for Reform and Democracy in Asia. Advisor, the Zorig Foundation, Mongolia. Frequent research and speaking trips to Pakistan and Mongolia. Associate Editor, The Intercultural Research Institute, Kansai Gaidai University, Political Editor, Kansai Timeout, consultant, Kyoto Journal. Except for two years in residence in Virginia, Professsor Scott has lived in East Asia since 1975.
Paul lectures "The Democratisation of the Developing World" at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies via supported distance learning in partnership with the TRANSCEND Peace University (TPU).