Professor and Head of Department, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Canterbury
Alex Tan is Head of Department and Professor of Political Science and International Relations, University of Canterbury.
He is also Honorary Professor of the NZ Defence Force Command and Staff College, Associate Director of the NZ Contemporary China Research Centre, Senior Fellow of the University of Nottingham China Policy Institute (UK), Fellow of the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies (Dallas, USA), and University Chair Professor of Political Science (adjunct) at National Chengchi University (Taiwan).
Alex is editorial board member of several international political science journals such as Electoral Studies, Political Science, Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs. He has published extensively in the areas of political parties and elections, political economy, Asian politics and international affairs.