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The Members of the Honorary Board of International Advisors

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

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Professor Amitav Acharya is the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance and Distinguished Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C., and the Chair of its ASEAN Studies Initiative. He is author of Whose Ideas Matter? (Cornell 2009), The Making of Southeast Asia (Cornell 2013), Rethinking Power, Institutions and Ideas in World Politics (Routledge 2013) and The End of American World Order (Polity 2014, Oxford 2015). He was a Fellow of the Asia Center, Harvard University, and a Fellow of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He was elected to the Christensen Fellowship at St Catherine’s College, Oxford University in 2012 and held the inaugural Nelson Mandela Visiting Professorship in International Relations at Rhodes University, South Africa during 2012-13. He is the first non-Western scholar to be elected as the President (for 2014-15) of the International Studies Association (ISA), the largest and most well-known scholarly association in international studies worldwide. He has contributed op-eds to foreignaffairs.comWashington Post (Monkey Cage Blog), International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, Japan Times, Jakarta Post, Indian Express, and Times of India and interviewed by CNN International, BBC World Service, CNBC, Channel News Asia, Radio Australia, and Al Jazeera TV on current affairs.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

 

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Desierto_Diane_1Professor Diane A. Desierto is the Michael J. Marks Distinguished Professor in Business Law at the University of Hawai’i (Richardson School of Law) and the Co-Director of the ASEAN Law & Integration Center (ALIC). She is a Member of the Academic Council, Institute of Transnational Arbitration (ITA-ASIL); Co-Chair of the Oxford Investment Claims Summer Academy (St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford); Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Journal of International Law; Associate Editor of the Asian Yearbook of International Law; Forthcoming Director of Studies for Public International Law at Hague Academy of International Law; and Principal Investigator on investment treaties of the ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Investment. Some of her notable publications include: Public Policy in International Economic Law: The ICESCR in Trade, Finance and Investment (Oxford University Press, 2015); Necessity and National Emergency Clauses: Sovereignty in Modern Treaty Interpretation (Martinus Nijhoff, 2012); ASEAN Integration and Philippine Treaties (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in ASEAN Integration through Law Series); ASEAN Law and Regional Integration: Governance and the Rule of Law in Southeast Asia’s Single Market (co-edited with David J. Cohen, Routledge, forthcoming); International Commercial Arbitration for the Philippine Legal Profession (editor, University of the Philippines IILS Press, forthcoming). She obtained Doctor of the Science of Law degree and Master of Laws degree at Yale Law School, and her J.D. cum laude class salutatorian degree and B.Sc. Economics summa cum laude class valedictorian degree at the University of the Philippines.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

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Dr. Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez is Associate Professor of American Studies and Director of Honors at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her research focuses on U.S. empire, postcolonial and transnational cultural studies, and more specifically tourism and militarism in the colonial and contemporary contexts. Her publications include a book, Securing Paradise: Tourism and Militarism in Hawai‘i and the Philippines (Duke 2013), recent book chapters in collections such as Making the Empire Work (NYU 2015) and Mobile Desires (Palgrave 2015) and various journals such as Radical History Review, Frontiers, and The Global South.

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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.

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Dr. Rommel A. Curaming is the programme leader of Historical and International Studies and coordinator of Southeast Asian Studies program at the University of Brunei Darussalam. He obtained his PhD in Southeast Asian Studies from Australian National University, MA in Southeast Asian Studies from National University of Singapore, and MA in Asian Studies from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. His research interests are politics of knowledge production, state-intellectual relations, and Filipino Malayness. He is an editorial board member of South East Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal (UBD, Brunei Darussalam) and reviewed manuscripts for South East Asia Research (SOAS, U.K.), Journal of Social Transformation (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines), Southeast Asian Studies/ Tonan Ajia Kenkyu (Kyoto University), Asian Journal of Social Science (Brill), Kasarinlan Philippine Journal of Third World Studies (University of the Philippines), and Sojourn: Southeast Asian Journal of Social Issues (ISEAS, Singapore).

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RegilmeDr. Salvador Santino F. Regilme Jr. is an international relations scholar, mainly focusing on the impact of transnational factors on domestic political change in the Global South, with thematic interests on human rights, state repression, international development, and United States foreign policy. Starting September 2016, he will assume the post as an Assistant Professor of International Studies (Universitair Docent) at the Institute of History, Faculty of Humanities within the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. For the year 2015, he was a Käte Hamburger fellow on global cooperation based in Germany (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research). He recently and briefly held a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor within the Department of Political Science at Northern Illinois University, USA (resigned due to US immigration issue). Prior to that, he earned in 2015 his PhD  in political science and North American studies based on a dissertation that he wrote at the Freie Universität Berlin and Yale University. He also hold an MA in Political Science – Democratic Governance and Civil Society at the Universität Osnabrück and a German as a Second Language Diploma from the Goethe-Institut in Göttingen. He finished his BA Major in Philosophy, Minor in Political Science magna cum laude degree, at the top of his graduating batch in 2005, at De La Salle University-Manila in the Philippines. His research appeared (and forthcoming) in leading journals such as Third World Quarterly, International Studies Perspectives, Journal of Developing Societies, Perspectives on Political Science, and Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, among many others. His two book projects include a manuscript-in-progress on the US foreign policy and human rights as well as an edited volume (together with James Parisot) contracted by Routledge on its Global Cooperation Series entitled “American Hegemony and the Rise of Emerging Powers: Cooperation or Conflict”. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Central European Journal of International and Security Studies, Eastern Europe’s leading English-language journal in international politics.

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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’.

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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).

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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.

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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: frubiolo@gmail.com

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Dr. Federico Magdalena is Associate Director and Faculty Specialist of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He obtained his PhD from the same university, and has taught Asian Studies (Islam in the Philippines) and Sociology. He is an alumnus of Mindanao State University. He currently directs the US Institute of Peace project on peacebuilding in the curriculum of Mindanao, in cooperation with Mindanao State University. This initiative supports the ongoing peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Some of his recent publications are as follows: “Moro Autonomy and the Sabah Issue: Problems and Challenges in Mindanao,” Progressio: Journal on Human Development, Vol 6 (2012): 1-21;  “Configuring the Mindanao Peace Process: Implications for Globalization and Development,” Mindanao Forum, Vol. XXV (June 2012): 69-97.

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