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Steven Ratuva

PVC Pacific

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Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies

17 October 2023

About Steven Ratuva

Steven Ratuva is the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Pacific as well as Distinguished Professor and Director of the Macmillan Brown Center for Pacific Studies. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and Chair of the International Political Science Association research committee on Climate Security and Planetary Politics. Steve is also member of a number of public boards including the Royal Society Te Apārangi, Climate Change Commission, Independent Accountability Group of the Human Rights Commission, and PBRF Sector Reference Group, to name a few.  

He has had extensive international engagement as consultant or advisor to UNDP, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Pacific Island Forum, Commonwealth Secretariat, International Labour Organization and others. He is an interdisciplinary researcher whose academic interest spans a number of disciplines including sociology, social anthropology, development studies, political science and history. He has led a number of international research and project teams on global ethnicity, global security, and climate security, amongst others.



  • PhD (Development Studies)
  • MA (Sociology)
  • BA (Politics)


Fellow, Royal Society of New Zealand
Metge Medal for social science research (Royal Society of New Zealand)
Co-winner, University of Canterbury Research Medal
Winner, University of Canterbury Sustainability Research award

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