Professor Joseph Chinyong Liow

Joseph Chinyong Liow is Dean and Professor of Comparative and International Politics at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He held the inaugural Lee Kuan Yew Chair in Southeast Asia Studies at the Brookings Institution, Washington DC, where he was also a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program.

Joseph’s research interests encompass Muslim politics and social movements in Southeast Asia and the international politics of the Asia-Pacific region.

Joseph is the author, co-author, or editor of 14 books. His recent single-authored books are Religion and Nationalism in Southeast Asia (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and Dictionary of the Modern Politics of Southeast Asia, fourth edition (Routledge, 2014). He has a forthcoming book, Ambivalent Engagement: The United States and Regional Security in Southeast Asia after the Cold War, scheduled for publication by Brookings Institution Press in 2017. His commentaries on international affairs have been published in Foreign AffairsForeign PolicyNational Interest, and the Wall Street Journal. In addition to scholarship and analysis, Joseph has also consulted for a wide range of MNCs including Shell, BHP Billiton, Chevron, and Statoil. He sits on the board of several peer-reviewed academic and policy journals and the expert panel of the Social Science Research Council (Singapore), as well as the ASEAN Institute of Peace and Reconciliation. He is currently working on a co-authored book manuscript on Political Islam in South and Southeast Asia.

Joseph Liow holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an MSc in Strategic Studies from the Nanyang Technological University, and a BA (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Madison-Wisconsin.