The Members of the Honorary Board of Foreign Advisors

We are very delighted, honored, and thankful that PHISO Members of Honorary Board of Foreign Advisors are the following prominent intellectuals:


Professor Amitav Acharya is the Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C. He also holds the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance since 2011. He was previously Professor of International Relations at York University in Toronto and Professor of Global Governance at the University of Bristol in the UK. He has also taught at the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was a Fellow of the Asia Center, Harvard University, and Fellow of the Center for Business and Government at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Professor Acharya was elected to the Christensen Fellowship at St Catherine’s College in Oxford in 2012 and held the Nelson Mandela Visiting Professorship in International Relations at Rhodes University, South Africa for 2012-13. He was elected to be the President of the International Studies Association (ISA), the most recognized and influential global network of international studies scholar worldwide, for 2014-15. Professor Acharya’s publications cover both academic and public affairs topics and number over 25 books and 200 journal and magazine articles. His books on world politics include: The End of American World Order, published by Polity in 2014 and Oxford India in 2015; Rethinking Power, Institutions and Ideas in World Politics, published by Routledge in 2013; and  Non-Western International Relations Theory, co-edited with Barry Buzan and published by Routledge in 2010. His main books on Southeast Asia include: The Making of Southeast Asia: International Relations of a Region, published by Cornell University Press and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore, in 2012; The Quest for Identity: International Relations of Southeast Asia, published by Oxford University Press in 2000; and Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia, originally published by Routledge in 2001 and whose 3rd edition came out in 2014.  His 2009 book, Whose Ideas Matter: Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism (Cornell, 2009) was among five books selected by the Asia Society of New York for their “exceptional contributions to the understanding of contemporary Asia or US-Asia relations” for its Bernard Schwartz Book Award). His essays have been published in the world’s top academic and policy journals such as International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, World Politics, Foreign Affairs, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Asian StudiesHe is the co-chief editor of the Studies in Asian Security series for Stanford University Press, widely regarded as the best book series in the field of Asian security. A regular commentator in the world’s media, he has appeared on BBC TV, CNN, BBC World Service Radio, Al-Jazeera TV, CNBC TV, CTV (Canada) Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio, Radio Australia, Channel News Asia TV, and Thai PBS TV. On 14th April 2011, at the invitation of its President, he addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on the subject of human security. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNESCO and a host of national development agencies on issues related to development, security and cooperation. .Prof. Acharya has written numerous op-eds for international newspapers and magazines including Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, National Public Radio (NPR) onlineHuffington PostAustralian Financial Review,Asia Times, Times of India, Indian Express, Straits Times, Jakarta Post, Bangkok Post, Asiaweek, Far Eastern Economic Review, Japan Times, South China Morning Post, YaleGlobal Onlinecovering such topics as international and Asian security, the war on terror, and the rise of China and India.

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Professor Peter J. Katzenstein is the Walter S. Carpenter, Jr. Professor of International Studies at Cornell University. His research and teaching lie at the intersection of the fields of international relations and comparative politics. Katzenstein’s work addresses issues of political economy, security and culture in world politics. His current research interests focus on the politics of civilizations; on questions of public diplomacy, law, religion, and popular culture; regionalism in world politics; and German politics. Recent books include: Anglo-America and Its Discontents: Civilizational Identities beyond West and East (Routledge, 2012). Sinicization and the Rise of China: Civilizational Processes beyond East and West (Routledge, 2012). Civilizations in World Politics: Plural and Pluralist Perspectives (Routledge, 2010). Beyond Paradigms: Analytic Eclecticism in World Politics (Palgrave, 2010), with Rudra Sil. European Identity (Cambridge University Press, 2009), co-edited with Jeffrey T. Checkel. Rethinking Japanese Security (Routledge, 2008). Anti-Americanisms in World Politics, co-edited with Robert O. Keohane (Cornell University Press, 2007). Religion in an Expanding Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2006), co-edited with Timothy A. Byrnes. Beyond Japan: East Asian Regionalism (Cornell University Press, 2006), co-edited with Takashi Shiraishi. A World of Regions: Asia and Europe in the American Imperium (Cornell University Press, 2005). Rethinking Security in East Asia: Identity, Power, and Efficiency (Stanford University Press, 2004), co-edited with Allen Carlson and J.J. Suh. He is the author, coauthor, editor and coeditor of about 40 books, edited volumes or monographs and over 100 articles or book chapters. Katzenstein served as President of the American Political Science Association (2008-09). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science in 1987 and the American Philosophical Society in 2009. He was the recipient of the 1974 Helen Dwight Reid Award of the American Political Science Association for the best dissertation in international relations; of the American Political Science Association’s 1986 Woodrow Wilson prize for the best book published in the United States on international affairs; and, together with Nobuo Okawara, of the 1993 Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize. One of his edited volumes, The Culture of National Security, was selected by Choice magazine as one of the top ten books in international relations in 1997. Katzenstein has been a Fellow at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, the Stanford Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin. In addition he has held numerous fellowships, and he continues to serve on the editorial boards and academic advisory committees of various journals and organizations, both in the United States and abroad. Since 1982 Katzenstein has served as the editor of over 100 books that Cornell University Press has published under the imprint of the Cornell Studies in Political Economy. Since joining the Cornell Government Department in 1973 Katzenstein has chaired or been a member of more than one hundred dissertation committees. He received Cornell’s College of Arts and Science Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award in 1993, and, in recognition of sustained and distinguished undergraduate teaching, was made one of Cornell University’s Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellows in 2004.

65c9e5_3cc2f4b226e746f68d6209d455fddb5eProfessor Andrew Linklater is an international relations intellectual, and is the current Woodrow Wilson Professor of International Politics at Aberystwyth University. In 2000, he was featured as one of the fifty thinkers in Martin Griffith’s Fifty Key Thinkers in International Relations. He was Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Studies at Keele University. He had earlier taught at Monash University and the University of Tasmania. He was Director of Research in the Department in the lead-up to the last Research Assessment Exercise and responsible for the preparation of the Department’s submission which saw it ranked as the top International Politics Department in the country. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Academy of the Social Sciences and the Learned Society of Wales. Professor Andrew Linklater was involved in developing new linkages between political theory and international relations in the 1970s and 1980s, and then in forging connections between critical social theory and world politics. His most recent research investigates the problem of harm in world politics – specifically the problems that arise as societies acquire the capacity to harm and face the challenge of controlling that destructive capability. Analysis of the problem of harm has involved engaging with the literature on moral and legal philosophy which explores the concept of harm, the varieties of harm, and the ‘harm principle’. It has also led to a major engagement with process sociology, as developed by Norbert Elias, and to a sequence of articles and book chapters that explore the importance of Elias’s analysis of the ‘civilizing process’ for the study of international relations. Current research is geared towards producing a major three volume study of the problem of harm in world politics which develops new connections between international relations, process sociology and world history. Some of his notable publications include The Problem of Harm in World Politics: Theoretical Investigations (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Critical Theory and World Politics: Citizenship, Sovereignty and Humanity (Routledge, 2007), The English School of International Relations: A Contemporary Assessment (with Hidemi Suganami, Cambridge University Press, 2006), Theories of International Relations (edited with Scott Burchill, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), International Relations: Critical Concepts in Political Science (Routledge, 2000), The Transformation of Political Community: Ethical Foundations of the Post-Westphalian Era (Polity Press, 1998), Boundaries in Question: New Directions in International Relations (edited with John MacMillan, Frances Pinter, 1995), Beyond Realism and Marxism: Critical Theory and International Relations (MacMillan Press, 1990), Men and Citizens in the Theory of International Relations (MacMillan Press, 1982), and New Dimensions in World Politics (edited with G. Goodwin, Croom Helm, 1975).


Professor Robert Jervis is the Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University. Specializing in international politics in general and security policy, decision making, and theories of conflict and cooperation in particular, his Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War was published by Cornell University Press in April 2010. Among his earlier books are American Foreign Policy in a New Era (Routledge, 2005), System Effects: Complexity in Political and Social Life (Princeton 1997); The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution (Cornell 1989); Perception and Misperception in International Politics (Princeton 1976); and The Logic of Images in International Relations (Columbia 1989). Jervis also is a coeditor of the Security Studies Series published by Cornell University Press. He serves on the board of nine scholarly journals, and has authored over 100 publications. Dr. Jervis is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has also served as the president of the American Political Science Association. In 1990 he received the Grawemeyer Award for his book The Meaning of the Nuclear Revolution. Professor Jervis earned his BA from Oberlin College in 1962. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 1968. From 1968 to 1974 he was appointed an assistant (1968-1972) and associate (1972-1974) professor of government at Harvard University. From 1974 to 1980 he was a professor of political science at the University of California, Los Angeles.

証明書写真 016Professor Kumiko Haba is a Professor of Aoyama Gakuin University, Vice President of International Studies Association (ISA, USA) (2016-2017), President of EU Studies Association Asia Pacific 2017 Tokyo Conference, Visiting Scholar at Kyoto University, President of Japanese Association for the Improvement of the Condition of Women Scientists(JAICOWS) in Science Council of Japan(SCJ). She is also a Member of Science Council of Japan, Jean Monnet Chair of the European Union, and Director of Institute for Global International Relations(IGIR). She is Vice Chair of International Academic Society for Asian Community (IASAC), Ex Com member of (Council of History of International Relations(CHIR, Europe), European Union Studies Association in Japan(EUSAJ), and Japan Association for Russia and East European Studies(JAREES). Her Specialty is International Relations, International Politics, the European Union, Asian Regional Integration, and Nationalism. She was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University (2011-12), European University Institute(2007), University of Paris (2004), University of London (1995-1994), Hungarian Academy of Science (1994-95). She wrote 58 books, including co-editing and co-writing including 12 English books, and more than 190 articles. Recent publications are : Division and Integration of Europe, Inclusion or Exclusion? Chuokoron-Shinsha, 2016. Consider the Asian Regional Integration; for avoid War, Akashi Shoten, 2017.


Professor Peter Vale is Professor of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg, and Director of Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study – an initiative of the University of Johannesburg and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He holds BA and BA (Honours) degrees from Wits University, and an MA and PhD from the University of Leicester. He previously worked as Director of Research at the South African Institute of International Affairs; Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Research at Rhodes University, where he was also Nelson Mandela Professor of Politics; co-Director (with Rob Davies) of the Centre for Southern African Studies at the University of the Western Cape; and, later, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs at the same university. He has served as UNESCO Professor of African Studies at Utrecht University; Professor of Politics at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia; and Visiting Professor at the University of Bergen, Norway. He is an elected member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa, a member of the Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns, and a Fellow of the World Academy for Arts and Science. He was recently elected as a member of the African Academy of Science. Between 2008 and 2011, he co-chaired (with Jonathan Jansen) the first inquiry into the state of the Humanities in South Africa for the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). He also chairs the Academy Advisory Board of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS). Prof Vale’s research interests include social thought, intellectual traditions in South Africa, the future and politics of higher education, and the origins of international relations in South Africa, and he has published extensively in all these fields. He has received the International Medal of the University of Utrecht, and Rhodes University’s Distinguished Senior Research Award. His book Security and Politics in South Africa: The Regional Dimension (University of Cape Town Press, 2004) received the Vice-Chancellor’s Book Award at Rhodes University. In 2013, he delivered the EH Carr Memorial Lecture at Aberystwyth University, Wales, the most prestigious lecture in the field of International Relations. Prof Vale has contributed extensively to the public debate in South Africa and elsewhere. He regularly writes on higher education for the Johannesburg-based national weekly Mail & Guardian.

shaw_mgs_conflictresolution_apr16_hb_bioProfessor Timothy M. Shaw is research professor of the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance and graduate program director of the Global Governance and Human Security PhD program of the University of Massachusetts Boston. He has an extraordinary record, both as a scholar and administrator, most recently as professor and director at the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine in Trinidad and associate research fellow at UNU Comparative Regional Integration Studies in Bruges. Shaw previously directed the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London where he remains professor emeritus. As of February 1, 2013, he is an assigned professor in the faculty of social science at Aalborg University; and he continues to be visiting professor at Mbarara and Stellenbosch Universities in Africa. In June of 2014 he received a honorary degree of Doctor of Letters at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Shaw edits international political economy book series for Routledge. His most recent co-edited works include Africa’s Challenge to International Relations Theory (pb 2013), Comparative Regionalism for Development in the 21st Century: Insights from the Global South (2013,) Diplomacies of Small States (pb 2013), Africa & IR in the 21st Century (pb 2015), and Rethinking Development: Challenges for Public Policy (2012) and Development in Africa: refocusing the lens after the MDGs.(forthcoming)

debed29c-4e13-41ba-90d6-d1ea4a9be4a7Professor David L. Blaney is the G. Theodore Mitau Professor of Political Science (Global political economy, international political theory) at Macalester College. He works on the social and political theory of international relations/global political economy.  He explores the constructions of identity, time and space central to the discipline of international relations. His first book, co-authored with Naeem Inayatullah, International Relations and the Problem of Difference (Routledge, 2004), examines the way early modern social and political thought structures a spatial and temporal imagination—revolving around notions of sovereignty and development—that makes international relations as a discipline possible.  His second book, also with Naeem, Savage Economics: Wealth, Poverty and the Temporal Walls of Capitalism (Routledge, 2010), centers on 18th-  and 19th-century political economic thought; it explores the links between our received understandings of wealth and poverty and the ethical impoverishment of much of contemporary thought about capitalism.  He recently co-edited two books (with Arlene Tickner) that explore the state of international relations as a global discipline: Thinking International Relations Differently (Routledge, 2012) and Claiming the International (Routledge, 2013).  Currently, he ponders the shape of a book on political economic thought,Justifying Suffering: From Adam Smith to Contemporary IPE.  He serves on the editorial team for the Routledge Press series, “Worlding Beyond the West.”  Professor Blaney teaches courses on international relations, international political theory, global political economy, and development.

'Thinker'Professor Damien Kingsbury is Director of the Masters of International and Community Development at Deakin University and holds a Personal Chair in the Faculty of Arts and Education as Professor of International Politics. Damien’s commitment to and understanding of regional politics has been illustrated by coordinating the largest international observer group to Timor-Leste’s 1999 ballot for independence, and to Timor-Leste’s elections in 2007, 2012 and 2017. In November 2105, Damien coordinated the Australian observer mission to Myanmar’s general elections, which led to a transition from more than five decades of military rule to a civilian led government. In 2005, Damien was adviser to the Aceh peace talks, which ended three decades of separatist war with a democratic outcome, has advised the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on peace processes and in 2013 brokered a peace agreement between warring factions in the north-east of India. He has and continues to advise a number of other non-state organisations about resolving ethnic and intra-state conflict, as well as writing policy for governments and agencies on regional political and security issues. Among Damien’s more than two dozen books are 2017 Contemporary Politics in Southeast Asia, 2016 Western Sahara: International Law, Justice and Resources (Routledge, New York), International Development: Issues and Challenges (3rd edition 2016); Sri Lanka and the Responsibility to Protect; Political Development; East Timor: The Price of Liberty; The Politics of Timor-Leste; The Politics of Indonesia and South East Asia: A Political Profile. Damien is a regular national and international media commentator on international affairs.


Professor Michael N. Barnett is University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at the George Washington University. His research interests include the Middle East, humanitarian action, global governance, global ethics, and the United Nations. Among his many books are Eyewitness to a Genocide: The United Nations and RwandaDialogues in Arab Politics: Negotiations in Regional Order; Empire of Humanity: A History of HumanitarianismRules for the World: International Organizations in World Politics (with Martha Finnemore); Security Communities (co-edited with Emanuel Adler); Sacred Aid (co-edited with Janice Stein); Power and Global Governance (co-edited with Raymond Duvall); and Humanitarianism in Question (co-edited with Thomas Weiss). 
Currently, he is an Associate Editor of International Organization.  His current research projects range from international paternalism, the changing architecture of global governance, to the relationship between human rights and humanitarianism. His most recent book is The Star and the Stripes: A History of the Foreign Policies of the American Jews (Princeton University Press). He previously taught at the University of Minnesota, the University of Wisconsin, Macalester College, Wellesley College, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; was a visiting scholar at the New School for Social Research and the Dayan Center at Tel-Aviv University; and was a Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.  Professor Barnett is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the recipient of many grants and awards for his research. Professor Barnett has published extensively on international relations theory, global governance, humanitarian action, and the Middle East. He is the author of many books, including a history of humanitarianism, The Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism.

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In Memoriam: Professor L.H.M. Ling is Professor of International Affairs, The New School. She has authored four books: Postcolonial International Relations: Conquest and Desire between Asia and the West (2002), Transforming World Politics: From Empire to Multiple Worlds (co-authored with A.M. Agathangelou, York University, 2009); The Dao of World Politics: Towards a Post- Westphalian, Worldist International Relations(2014); and Imagining World Politics: Sihar & Shenya, A Fable for Our Times (2014). Forthcoming is a monograph titled, A Worldly World Order: Epistemic Compassion for International Relations (Oxford University Press) and a co-authored volume with Payal Banerjee (Smith College), Between India and China: An Ancient Dialectic for Contemporary World Politics (Rowman & Littlefield International). Professor Ling is also editor or co-editor of four anthologies: Four Seas to One Family: Overseas Chinese and the Chinese Dream (with Tan Chung, bilingual edition, 2015); India and China: Rethinking Borders and Security (University of Michigan Press, September 2016); Theorizing International Politics from the Global South: Worlds of Difference (with Nizar Messari and Arlene B. Tickner, Routledge, forthcoming); and Decolonizing “Asia”? Unlearning Colonial/Imperial Power Relations (with Pinar Bilgin, Routledge, forthcoming). Professor Ling’s articles have appeared in International Studies Quarterly, Review in International Studies, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, International Feminist Journal of Politics, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, positions: east asia cultures critiques, among others. From 2012-2015, Professor Ling served as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Schools of Public Engagement (SPE). As of 2014, she is co-editor, with John M. Hobson (University of Sheffield), of a new series at Rowman & Littlefield International titled, Global Dialogues: Developing Non-Eurocentric IR and IPE.

prt_www40 (1)Professor Ole Wæver is Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, and Director of the Center for Resolution of International Conflicts. He has published and broadcast extensively in the field of international relations, and is one of the main architects of the Copenhagen School in International Relations. Prior to his professoriate at University of Copenhagen, Wæver was a senior research fellow at Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (1985-1999). His areas of research include: theories of international relations, the study of conflicts, Danish security and defense policy, the history of concepts, and Security theory. Wæver was a member of the Danish Government’s Commission on Security and Disarmament Affairs between 1993 and 1995 and the replacement of the institute, the Danish Institute of International Affairs (DUPI), between 1995 and 2002. He is a member of the editorial board for European Journal of International Affairs, Security Dialogue, International Studies Perspective and the Cambridge Review of International Affairs. Wæver is director of the Danish PhD school, Politologisk Forskerskole. He has written several pieces together with Barry Buzan. These include the two books: (1) Regions and Powers: The Structure of International Security, Cambridge University Press, 2003. And, (2) Security: A New Framework for Analysis, Boulder CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998. Prof. Wæver has also co-edited the following book with Iver B. Neumann: The Future of International Relations: Masters In The Making? London: Routledge, 1997.


Professor Arlene Beth Tickner is Professor at the School of Political Science, Government and International Relations at the Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia). She is the President of the Colombian International Studies Association (Red Colombiana de Relaciones Internacionales). She earned her PhD in International Studies from the University of Miami and MA in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University. Prof. Tickner is the lead editor of the ‘Worlding beyond the West’ book series published by Routledge. Within this series, she edited International Relations Scholarship Around the World (with Ole Waever in 2009), Thinking International Relations Differently (with David L. Blaney in 2012), and Claiming the International (with David L. Blaney in 2014). A forthcoming Routledge volume, Theorizing International Politics from the Global South: Worlds of Difference, is being edited together with L.H.M. Ling and Nizar Messari. She is the author of, among other articles: “Core, Periphery and (Neo)Imperialist International Relations” in the European Journal of International Relations, “Seeing IR Differently: Notes from the Third World” in the Millennium: Journal of International Studies, and “Hearing Latin American Voices in International Relations Studies” in the International Studies Perspectives. Professor Arlene Beth Tickner was honored as the distinguished scholar in 2014 by the Global South Caucus of International Studies during the annual convention of the International Studies Association (ISA).

pastedImageProfessor John Sidel is the Sir Patrick Gillam Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is the author of Capital, Coercion, and Crime: Bossism in the Philippines (Stanford University Press, 1999), (with Eva-Lotta Hedman) Philippine Politics and Society in the Twentieth Century: Colonial Legacies, Postcolonial Trajectories (Routledge, 2000), Riots, Pogroms, Jihad: Religious Violence in Indonesia (Cornell University Press, 2006), and The Islamist Threat in Southeast Asia: A Reassessment (East-West Center, 2007), as well as two forthcoming books, (with Jaime Faustino) Coalitions for Change in the Philippines: Legacies, Linkages, Lessons and Republicanism, Communism, Islam: Cosmopolitanism and Revolution in Southeast Asia.

Yoshiko Nagano_aProfessor Yoshiko Nagano is Professor of International Relations and Asian Studies at Kanagawa University, Yokohama, Japan. She obtained her PhD from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, and has undertaken extensive and comprehensive work on Philippine socio-economic history over the past 30 years, particularly on the sugar industry as well as banking and financial history. She earned the Award for the Promotion of Studies on Developing Countries from the Institute of Developing Countries, Tokyo (1987) for her book entitled: Firipin Keizaishi Kenkyu: Togyo-shihon to Jinushi-sei (A Study of Philippine Economic History: Sugar Capital and Haciendas), Tokyo: Keiso Shobo (1986). She was affiliated with the Third World Studies Center and the School of Economic, the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison. She taught at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Nagoya University in Nagoya and Peking University in Beijing among others. She acted as chairperson of the First Philippine Studies Conference in Japan (PSCJ: 2006) in Tokyo that has turned to be one of the best conference venues of Philippines studies in Japan. Currently she is serving International Editorial Advisory Board of Philippine Studies (Ateneo de Manila University) as well as Journal of History (Philippine National Historical Society). Her recent works include: The Philippines and Japan in America’s Shadow (co-edited with Kiichi Fujiwara), Singapore: National University Press (2011) (reprinted in Manila by Anvil Publishing, 2012 as: America’s Informal Empires: Philippines and Japan); and State and Finance in the Philippines, 1898-1941: The Mismanagement of an American Colony, Ateneo de Manila University and National University of Singapore Press (2015), which became a finalist in the 2016 Philippine National Book Awards for History.

Nara 2014 Sep copy 12.53.04 PMProfessor N. Ganesan is Professor of Southeast Asian politics at the Hiroshima Peace Institute in Japan where he has been since 2004. From 2011 to 2013 he held a concurrent invited Visiting Professorship to teach a postgraduate course on the Government and Politics of Southeast Asia at the National  Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo. Prior to his current appointment he was Senior Lecturer in political science and Southeast Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore from 1990 to 2003. His teaching and research interests are in sources of interstate and intrastate tensions and conflict. His most recent major edited publications include State Violence in East Asia (with Sung Chull Kim) (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky), Conjunctures and Continuities in Southeast Asian Politics (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2013) and Bilateral Overhangs in East and Southeast Asia (Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2015). He has also published widely in peer reviewed journals on the region including Asian Affairs, Asian Survey, Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, Asian Journal of Political Science, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Contemporary Southeast Asia, International Journal, International Relations of the Asia Pacific, Japanese Journal of Political Science and Security Dialogue. In Myanmar he serves as coordinator and trainer for the Myanmar Civil Service (since 2013) and faculty at Yangon and Mandalay Universities (since 2015) that is supported by the German Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Myanmar.


Professor Navnita Chadha Behera is professor in the department of political science at Delhi University, honorary director of the International Research on India and International Studies (IRIIS), lead convener of the Delhi Group: A Forum for IR in the Global South network, and author of Demystifying Kashmir (Brookings Institution Press, 2007) and State, Identity and Violence: Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh (Manohar Publishers and Distributors, 2000). She has been a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution, Washington D.C., and has worked for the Ford Foundation on their programme for Regional Security, Peace and Cooperation in South Asia.

In Memoriam: Professor Sylvia Chant FRSA FAcSS is the Professor of Development Geography of London School of Economics & Political Science, with active research interests in Latin America (Costa Rica, Mexico), Southeast Asia (Philippines), and West Africa (The Gambia). Professor Chant’s research focuses upon gender, poverty, migration, women’s employment, household survival strategies and  female-headed households.  She has published widely on these subjects including her notable publication on the Philippines entitled Women of a Lesser Cost: Female Labour, Foreign Exchange and Philippine Development (with Cathy McIlwaine) (Pluto, 1995). More recently Professor Chant has also worked on the preparation of a major edited volume for Edward Elgar entitled The International Handbook of Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research, Policy. Published in hardback in May 2010  (and in paperback in November 2011), the Handbook comprises over 100 chapters addressing different aspects of gendered poverty in all major world regions from 125 authors across the globe. This text was taken from her LSE personal webpage which is available here.

Professor David Lewis is the head of the Department of Social Policy of London School of Economics & Political Science. He specialises in development policy and management, with particular expertise on NGOs and civil society. Other interests include rural development, organisational issues in development agencies, and anthropological approaches to development. An anthropologist by training, he has undertaken extensive field research in South Asia (particularly Bangladesh) and has advised and consulted for a wide range of international development agencies, NGOs and private sector organisations. This text was taken from his abridged curriculum vitae. His notable publication on the Philippines is entitled “Crossing the boundaries between third sector and state: life-work histories from Philippines, Bangladesh and the UK.” Third World Quarterly, 29, 1, pp 125-142, 2008.

AKRProfessor A.K. Ramakrishnan is Professor and former Chairperson of the Centre for West Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.  He is also Director of the Human Rights Studies Programme at JNU. Earlier, he was Professor and Director of the Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, and Director of the School of International Relations and Politics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala. He was also a Distinguished International Scholar at Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, USA. He has published widely in English and Malayalam. Areas of his interest include West Asian Studies, Theories of International Relations, Gender and Postcolonialism. He has published the book US Perceptions of Iran: Approaches and Policies and co-edited Society and Change in the Contemporary Gulf. His articles and reviews have been published in journals such as International Studies, Scandinavian Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Contemporary South Asia, and Inter-Asia Cultural Studies.

marc3ada-dolores-elizalde-pc3a9rez-gruesoProfessor María Dolores Elizalde Pérez-Grueso is Investigadora Científica at the Institute of History, National Center for Scientific Research (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC, Spain). Head of the Line of International Studies, she is specialized in International History, Colonial Societies and Colonial and Postcolonial Processes in Asia and the Pacific, in the 19th century. Among more than 70 publications, she is author and editor of the following volumes: España en el Pacífico: la colonia de las islas Carolinas, un modelo colonial en el contexto del imperialismo (1992); Imperios y Naciones en el Pacífico (2001); Las relaciones entre España y Filipinas, siglos XVI-XX (2003); Repensar Filipinas, Política, Identidad y Religión en la construcción de la nación filipina (2009); Filipinas, un País entre dos Imperios (2011); Nacionalismo versus Colonialism in Filipinas, India and Vietnam (2013). Her last publication is: Observing the Imperial Transition: British Naval Reports on the Philippines, 1898-1901, Diplomatic History 2015; doi: 10.1093/dh/dhu106.

howard-loewenProfessor Howard Loewen is a German political scientist. Since October 2013, he has held the professorship for political science at the Institute for Political Science of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. Loewen studied Political Science, Ethnology and Economic Policy at the University of Westphalia, where he obtained his Magister Artium in 1998 and earned his doctorate in philosophy in 2002 with a thesis on the theory and empirics of transregional cooperation. The focus of his research and teaching is on the regional Multilateralism, economic and security policy in East Asia, including the political system research.

George Lawson workDr. George Lawson is Associate Professor of International Relations at LSE. He works on the relationship between history and theory, with a particular interest in global historical sociology. This interest is applied to the study of revolutions, particularly in two books: Negotiated Revolutions: The Czech Republic, South Africa and Chile (2005) and Anatomies of Revolution (Forthcoming). He also has in interest in debates around global modernity, most notably in a book (co-authored with Barry Buzan) that charts the ways in which a range of important dynamics in contemporary international relations have their roots in the 19th century ‘global transformation’. Articles drawn from this project have been published in International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations and International Affairs. The book version of the argument was published as part of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations series in 2015.

emilian-kavalski-800x500-c-defaultDr. Emilian Kavalski is associate professor of global studies. Prior to joining the Institute for Social Justice, Emilianworked at the University of Western Sydney and has held research positions at Academia Sinica (Taiwan), Aalborg University (Denmark), the Institute for the International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Ruhr Universitat-Bochum (Germany), the Rachel Carson Center (Germany), and the NCHU Graduate Institute of International Politics (Taiwan), as well as the Andrew Mellon Fellowship position at the American Institute for Indian Studies (New Delhi, India), and the I.W.Killam Postdoctoral position at the Department of Political Science, University of Alberta (Canada). Emilian‘s research has focused on post-colonial literature, European politics, International Theory, Asian affairs, and the post-humanities. He is currently working on (i) the encounter of International Relations with life in the Anthropocene, especially the conceptualization of and engagement with non-human actors; and (ii) the nascent Asian normative orders and the ways in which they confront, compliment, and transform established traditions, norms, and institutions. Emilian contends that in both these areas the application of Complexity Thinking has important implications for the ways in which global life is approached, explained, and understood. Emilian is also the book series editor for Ashgate’s ‘Rethinking Asia and International Relations‘ series.

2023-02-22Dr Alan Chong is Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore. He has published widely on the notion of soft power and the role of ideas in constructing the international relations of Singapore and Asia. His publications have appeared in Contemporary Southeast Asia, The Pacific Review; International Relations of the Asia-Pacific; Asian Survey; East Asia: an International Quarterly; Politics, Religion and Ideology; the Review of International Studies; the Cambridge Review of International Affairs and Armed Forces and Society. He is also the author of Foreign Policy in Global Information Space: Actualizing Soft Power (Palgrave, 2007) and editor of International Security in the Asia Pacific: Transcending ASEAN towards Transitional Polycentrism (Palgrave, 2018). He is currently working on several projects exploring the notion of “Asian international theory”. His interest in soft power has also led to inquiry into the sociological and philosophical foundations of international communication. In the latter area, he is currently working on a manuscript titled ‘The International Politics of Communication: Representing Community in a Globalizing World”. In tandem, he has pursued a fledgling interest in researching cyber security issues. He has frequently been interviewed in the Asian media and consulted in think tank networks in the region.

IraqiyaDr. Christopher K. Lamont is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Groningen. Dr. Lamont holds a BA from the University of Mississippi, and MSc from the University of Edinburgh, and a PhD from the University of Glasgow. Previously Dr. Lamont was an Associate Professor by special appointment at Osaka University, a research fellow at Osaka University’s Tekijuku Commemoration Center, and an RCUK postdoctoral fellow in the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster. His research interests are on transitional justice and democratization. He has published widely in these fields. His publications include, International Criminal Justice and the Politics of Compliance (Ashgate 2010), and the textbook Research Methods in International Relations (Sage 2015). In addition, he co-edited Humanitarian Action: Global, Regional, and Domestic Legal Responses (Cambridge University Press 2015) and Non-Western Encounters with Democratization: Imagining Democracy after the Arab Spring (Routledge 2015). Furthermore, he also contributed to numerous edited volumes and journals, including the Journal of Democracy, International Journal of Human Rights, International Journal of Transitional Justice, Europe-Asia Studies and Politics.

Kadera, KellyDr. Kelly M. Kadera is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Political Science at the University of Iowa.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1995.  Her research uses dynamic models to understand international conflict processes.  She has published on topics such as war contagion, power relationships, global democratic peace, and democratic survival.  Her book, The Power-Conflict Story (University of Michigan Press, 2001), won the 2002 award for the Best Book in Conflict Processes from the American Political Science Association.

Pic -- L.QuayleDr. Linda Quayle is a lecturer in the School of Politics, History and International Relations at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. She has previously researched and/or taught in Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand. Current and recent research topics include communication and education within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), migration in Southeast Asia, Indonesia’s regional and global role, interpretations of international relations in Indonesian popular culture, and the so-called ‘English School’ approach to international relations. Linda is the author of various journal articles on regional politics, as well as Southeast Asia and the English School of International Relations: A Region-Theory Dialogue, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013. Before joining academia, she spent many years as an editor with BBC Monitoring, a division of BBC World Service.

kittiDr. Kitti Prasirtsuk is Associate Professor in International Relations at the Faculty of Political Science and serves as Director at the Institute of East Asian Studies, Thammasat University.  He was recently elected as a member of university council. He is appointed as strategic committee to the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Defense. Kitti also serves as advisory committee for the Asia Center under the Japan Foundation, which promotes exchange between Japan and ASEAN. Kitti received his B.A. from Thammasat, an M.A. from Keio University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (2001). His areas of interest include international relations in East and Southeast Asia, Japanese politics and foreign policy, and ASEAN. His current research is on soft power in East Asia and Japan-Thailand local-to-local relations. His writings include “A Reluctant Ally? Thailand in the U.S. Rebalancing Strategy” (The New U.S. Strategy towards Asia, London: Routledge 2015); “The Implications of the U.S. Strategic Rebalancing: A Perspective from Thaiand” (Asia Policy 15, January 2013); “Japan and ASEAN in East Asian Community-Building: Activating the Fukuda Doctrine” (Japan’s Relations with Southeast Asia, London: Routledge, 2012).  He also wrote “From Political Reform and Economic Crisis to Coup D’etat inThailand” (Asian Survey, Nov/Dec 2007) and contributed Asian Survey’s yearend articles for Thailand in 2008, 2009, 2014, and 2015 respectively. Kitti taught “International Relations in Southeast Asia” as a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and also had special lectures at Wesada University, Yonsei University, and Korea University. He also gave talks at ANU, University of Munich, and Baptist University of Hong Kong. Kitti is regularly invited to speak at various international symposia. He regularly gives lectures at the National Defense College (NDC), the King Prajadhipok’s Institute (KPI) and the Air Force Academy in Thailand.

1706_PictureDr. Kerstin Steiner is Associate Professor at the Law School, La Trobe University. Is also an Associate at the Asian Law Centre (ALC) and the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society (CILIS)  bot at the Law School, The University of Melbourne. Kerstin’s research interests include the study of Southeast Asian legal systems, touching on issues such as: comparative law methodology when undertaking Southeast Asian legal studies; notions of legal pluralism in particular in regards to the applicability of Islamic law in Southeast Asia; and implementation, adaptation and interpretation of international law in the Southeast Asian context. She presented her research extensively at a range of prestigious institutions including Oxford University, University of Melbourne, National University of Singapore, Social Science Research Centre (WZB) Berlin, University of Bielefeld, Goethe-University Frankfurt, the Australian Institute for International Affairs and Max Planck Institute (Halle). She also commented in the media on her area of expertise. Her noteworthy publications include a two volume series co-authored with Tim Lindsey on Islam, Law and Society in Southeast Asia (IB Tauris, 2012); ‘Comparative Law in Syariah Courts: A Case Study of Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei’ in Mads Adenas and Duncan Fairgrieve (eds) Comparative Law before the Courts (Oxford University Press,  2015); ‘Variations of ‘Unpacking’ a Global Norm in a Local Context: A Historical Overview of the Epistemic Communities that are Shaping Zakat Practice in Malaysia’ in John Gillespie and Pip Nicholson (eds), Law and Development and the Global Discourses of Legal Transfers (Cambridge University Press, 2012). You can view her research activities at her Researchgate webpage.

16729333_1102116916582814_2237391989903509506_nDr. K S Balakrishnan, (Balakrishnan a/l R K Suppaiah) is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of International & Strategic Studies, FASS, University of Malaya. He has also served as the Head of Department in April 2009-December 2010 and August 2012-August 2013.  Formerly, a Senior Researcher of the Institute of International & Strategic Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, he is also a policy consultant sought after by ministries, think tanks, institutes, military and police colleges, media and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) both in Malaysia and abroad. He is an International Advisory Board Member for Asia Pacific Centre for Responsibilty to Protect (R2P) at University of Queensland, Australia, and a Member of CSCAP (Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific) Malaysia. His research and publications have been mainly on security, defence, foreign policy and political issues. He serves as a Senior Evaluation Panel member for the Malaysian Qualification/Accreditation Agency (MQA) that approves the Educational Programs of Malaysia. His publications had appeared in numerous journals and as chapters in books including those which published by the Oxford University Press, Routledge & ISEAS. He continues to serve as referee or editorial board member for other good journals and defence publications. In 1991, he was awarded the British Aerospace Scholarship at the Australian National University for Master Degree. His PhD is from University of Malaya (fee waiver). He has won numerous local and international research grants and has visited more than 21 countries for professional reasons such as think tank activities, presentation in conferences, as visiting lecturer or fieldwork. He is also specialist on foreign policy, defence, maritime security, ASEAN regionalism and globalization and consulted by many organisations and government institutions both in Malaysia and abroad. He was a nominee (2014) for the Bharat Ghaurav Award (India). Delegate of IVP, USIS, USA in 1995. As lecturer, he was awarded a few times the Excellent Service Awards and Certificates of University of Malaya.

pauline-eadieDr. Pauline Eadie is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham. She is a member of the Institute of Asia and the Pacific Studies at the University of Nottingham, having previously served a both director and co-director. She has a BA and PhD in International Relations from Nottingham Trent University and an MA in International Relations from the University of Nottingham. Dr Eadie’s research adopts ‘critical’ approaches to security. Geographically her work focuses on South East Asia, particularly the Philippines. Her work has addressed electoral fraud, overseas foreign workers, counter-terrorism, poverty relief and the changing role of the military. Her most recent book is an edited collection, with Prof. Wyn Rees, entitled The Evolution of Military Power in the West and Asia (Routledge, 2015). She is currently primary investigator for a three year ESRC/DFID Joint Fund for Poverty Alleviation project that assesses the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) that hit the Philippines in November 2013. The project is entitled Poverty Alleviation in the Wake of Typhoon Yolanda and is run in partnership with researchers from the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China and The University of the Philippines, Diliman. The project monitors the effectiveness of the Typhoon Yolanda relief efforts in the Philippines in relation to good governance and building sustainable routes out of poverty. The key themes of the project are risk, vulnerability, resilience and shocks in relation to environmental disaster and pathways in and out of poverty. The project aims to identify the extent to which resource allocation can go beyond disaster ‘relief’ and build sustainable livelihoods beyond the immediate aftermath of the disaster. It assesses the extent to which disaster relief funding is related to need and what factors dictate the efficient allocation of funds over the immediate and medium term. It examines whether communities have actually been built back better and if not then why not. The project engages with the theoretical framework of human security e.g. in relation to food, health, environmental, personal, and community security but also individual and community resilience and agency. A co-authored book on this project, entitled Urban Poverty in the Wake of Environmental Disaster, will be published with Routledge in 2018.

2016-02-21 15.53.331Dr. David Shim is Assistant Professor at the Department of International Relations and International Organization at the University of Groningen. He is interested in the visual and spatial dimension of global politics and works at the intersection of International Relations, Geography and Area Studies. His book Visual Politics and North Korea engages the recent ‘visual turn’ in IR and argues that visual imagery plays a decisive role in how we come to know North Korea in contemporary geopolitics. Interested in the modes of representation that are central for the constitution of global politics, David explored, among others, comics, film, photography and satellite imagery with regard to their specific politics of representation. His work appeared in International Political Sociology, International Studies Review, Geoforum, Global Discourse and International Relations of the Asia-Pacific. David has translated some of his research activities into teaching practice on his blog ‘Visual Global Politics’.

croft2015-profileDr. Shine Choi is Lecturer /Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. She is also Associate Editor for International Feminist Journal of Politics. She received her BA in Political Science and Philosophy from Wellesley College; Masters in International Studies from Seoul National University; and PhD in Politics and International Studies from Queen’s University Belfast. Her research has focused on how an illiberal state like North Korea creates the international as a space of politics. She also studies visuality and aesthetics; IR theory; intercultural relations; postcolonial feminist theory; (post)conflict; human rights; and cultural diplomacy. Recent publications include North Korea in International Politics: Problems and Alternatives (Routledge, 2015); ‘Art of Losing (in) the International’ (Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 2017), and ‘Grey’ in Making Things International, Vol.2: Catalysts and Reactions (Minnesota University Press, 2016).


Dr. Peter Marcus Kristensen is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His research focuses on the sociology of the international relations discipline, specifically how rising non-Western powers cope with Western intellectual hegemony. His doctoral dissertation ‘Other Worlds Restored: Rising Powers and the Problem of Peaceful Change’ studies non-Western perspectives on International Relations in the case of China, India and Brazil. His articles have appeared in peer-reviewed journals like International Political Sociology, International Studies Review, International Studies Perspectives, Journal of European Public Policy and Pacific Review.

florenciaDr. M. Florencia Rubiolo is a scientific researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina. She also works as a Research Project Director at the Universidad Siglo 21 (Córdoba) and as Professor of International Relations History at Córdoba Catholic University. Her research interests include: Argentina’s and South America’s relations with Southeast Asia, South-South cooperation, emergent interregionalism and Southeast Asia’s foreign policy to Latin America. Co-edited three books on East Asia- Latin American relations: Emergentes asiáticos en América Latina. El Sudeste de Asia, China e India (2015); América Latina y el Este Asiático: Perspectivas desde Córdoba (2011); Cooperación, integración regional e interregionalismo. Trayectorias y desafios desde el Sur (2011). She has also published several book chapters and articles in internationally refereed journals in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Spain, Indonesia and Poland. Among other activities, she has developed teaching and research stays in the Philippines (2017) and Thailand (2015). Contact:

Schottli pic 4_3Dr. Jivanta Schoettli is Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. She currently works on India’s maritime policy including topics of governance, India’s engagement with East African states and Indian Ocean island states, as well as India’s domestic policies to stimulate its coastal economies and improve ports and related infrastructure. Her past work examines the interplay between domestic and international politics during the process of policy-making and implementation. Ideas, interests and institutions are all central to the process of identifying priorities, formulating an agenda and carrying it through. Currently, she is working on a co-authored book titled, Statecraft and Foreign Policy in India and has written a number of pieces on India’s foreign policy. Dr Jivanta received her PhD in Political Science from Heidelberg University in Germany where she was lecturer and, interim-Professor for Political Science at the South Asia Institute. Her doctoral thesis (summa cum laude), on policy-making and institution building under India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru was published with Routledge, London in 2012 under the title, Vision and Strategy in Indian Politics. She holds a Masters in Economic History and BSc in International Relations and History, both from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

_20170627_191106Dr. Rikard Jalkebro is currently a Teaching Fellow at the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews. He received his undergraduate degree in International Relations at the Peace and Development Research Institute of Gothenburg University in his native country Sweden and an Erasmus exchange at Dublin City University followed up with an MA in IR from Gothenburg University and an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University before conducting his doctoral studies at the University of St Andrews. He has been teaching at the School of IR since 2014. Rikard’s thesis focused on local conflicts and peace processes in the Philippines with particular reference to Mindanao and its problems with political dynasties manifested in family- and clan-based violence. He applied theoretical constructs used in the field of peace and conflict studies to understand better, and deal with, what is an under-examined conflict where much of the violence has been designated as terrorism. He receives regular invitations and to provide expert views in media outlets such as Al-Jazeera, Channel NewsAsia, SKY News, TRT World and tbs eFM Primetime.

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