Dean and Professor of Comparative and International Politics, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Joseph Liow


Joseph 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. He is the author, co-author or editor of 14 books, most recently Ambivalent Engagement: The United States and Regional Security in Southeast Asia after the Cold War (2017) and Religion and Nationalism in Southeast Asia (2016), and his commentaries on international affairs have appeared in many publications including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy and National Interest. He sits on the board of several peer-reviewed academic and policy journals and the expert panel of the Social Science Research Council (Singapore), and is Singapore’s representative on the advisory board of the ASEAN Institute of Peace and Reconciliation formed under the auspices of the ASEAN Charter. He holds a BA (Hons) in Political Science from the University of Madison-Wisconsin, an MSc in Strategic Studies from the Nanyang Technological University and a PhD in International Relations from the LSE.