Prof. Naim Kapucu
Professor, University of Central Florida

Dr. Naim Kapucu is Pegasus Professor of public administration and policy and former director of the School of Public Administration at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He is also joint faculty with the School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs and the Center for Resilient, Intelligent and Sustainable Energy Systems. He is elected fellow of National Academy of Public Administration. Dr. Kapucu received his Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs of the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Kapucu received Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award in Democratic Resilience jointly hosted by Flinders University and Carnegie Mellon University Australia. He currently serves as Associate Dean of Research and Innovation at the College of Community Innovation and Education at UCF (additional information is available at

Dr. Elisabeth Hill
Associate Professor, Sydney University

Elizabeth is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. She is Deputy Director of theGender Equality in Working Life (GEWL) Research Initiative, co-convenor of the.Australian Work and Family Policy Roundtable and co-convenor of the.Body@Work Project. As a leading researcher on the future of women, work and care in Australia and the Asian region, she has collaborated on research into gender equality, work and care with leading national and international institutions, including the International Labour Organisation and UN Women. Elizabeth’s research focuses on how economic institutions shape women’s paid work, unpaid care and the care workforce, especially as they evolve in response to the rapidly evolving dynamics of the global political economy. Elizabeth has served as a non-executive director on a number of non-profit Boards and is an experienced media commentator and advisor to government, unions, and business.

Prof. Chang, Kyung-Sup
Professor, Seoul National University

Chang Kyung-Sup, a PhD from Brown University, is a SNU Distinguished Professor at Seoul National University, teaching sociology since 1991. His work has dealt with comparative modernity and liberalism (“compressed modernity”), political economy of social policy (“developmental liberalism”), Asian citizenship regimes (“transformative contributory rights”, “developmental citizenship”), transnational structuration of Asia (“Asia in Asianization”), etc. 

His authored books include: The Logic of Compressed Modernity (Polity, 2022; Korean, Chinese, French, and Arabic versions forthcoming); Transformative Citizenship in South Korea: Politics of Transformative Contributory Rights (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022); Developmental Liberalism in South Korea: Formation, Degeneration, and Transnationalization (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019); The End of Tomorrow? Familial Liberalism and Social Reproduction Crisis (in Korean; Jipmundang, 2018, 2023); South Korea under Compressed Modernity: Familial Political Economy in Transition(Routledge, 2010; Chinese version in 2023); The Risk of Compressed Modernity (Polity, forthcoming), etc. His edited books include The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory, Volumes 1-5 (with Bryan S. Turner et al., 2017); Contested Citizenship in East Asia: Developmental Politics, National Unity, and Globalization (with Bryan S. Turner, Routledge, 2012); Developmental Politics in Transition: The Neoliberal Era and Beyond (with Ben Fine and Linda Weiss, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012); Neoliberalization of South Korea: Economic Restructuring, Social Precarity, and Post-Developmental Democracy (with Kim Se-Kyun, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming), Asianization of Asia (with Kim Taekyoon and Lee Joonkoo, Routledge, forthcoming); etc. 

Keynote Speakers for the 19th EASP conference