Bruce Hoffman

is a Visiting Professor at RSIS. He has been studying terrorism and insurgency for more than thirty years and is currently a tenured professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Washington, DC. Professor Hoffman previously held the Corporate Chair in Counterterrorism and Counterinsurgency at the RAND Corporation and was also Director of RAND's Washington, D.C. Office.

Professor Hoffman was Scholar-in-Residence for Counterterrorism at the Central Intelligence Agency between 2004 and 2006. He was also adviser on counterterrorism to the Office of National Security Affairs, Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq during the spring of 2004 and from 2004-2005 was an adviser on counterinsurgency to the Strategy, Plans, and Analysis Office at Multi-National Forces-Iraq Headquarters, Baghdad. Professor Hoffman was also an adviser to the Iraq Study Group. He has been elected to a Visiting Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford University for Michaelmas Term, 2009.

Professor Hoffman was the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where he was also Reader in International Relations and Chairman of the Department of International Relations. He is Editor-in-Chief of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, the leading scholarly journal in the field. and a member of the advisory boards of Terrorism and Political Violence and the Review of International Studies. Professor Hoffman is a contributing editor to The National Interest and also editor of the new Columbia University Press Series on Terrorism and Irregular Warfare.

He holds degrees in government, history, and international relations and received his doctorate from Oxford University. In November 1994, the Director of Central Intelligence awarded Professor Hoffman the United States Intelligence Community Seal Medallion the highest level of commendation given to a non-government employee, which recognizes sustained superior performance of high value that distinctly benefits the interests and national security of the United States.

A revised and updated edition of his acclaimed 1998 book, Inside Terrorism, was published in May 2006 by Columbia University Press in the U.S. and S. Fischer Verlag in Germany. Foreign language editions of the first edition have been published in ten countries. The Washington Post described Inside Terrorism as "brilliant" and the "best one volume introduction to the phenomenon" (16 July 2006.

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Chang Youngho

is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Division of Economics and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Energy Studies Institute (ESI), National University of Singapore. Apart from academic affiliations, he is a member of Technical Committee for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Designated National Authority (DNA), National Environment Agency, Singapore.

He published his research papers in academic journals and recently published two edited books on non-traditional security with Mely Caballero-Anthony and Nur Azha Putra by Springer – Energy and Non-Traditional Security (NTS) in Asia; Rethinking Energy Security in Asia: A Non-traditional View of Human Security. Apart from academic publications, he carried out consultation projects for the public and private sector. He specializes in the economics of climate change, energy and security, oil and economy, and electricity market deregulation. His current research interests are oil price fluctuations and macroeconomic performance, the economics of energy security, and energy use and climate change. He received his Ph.D. (in Economics) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, U.S.A.

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David Reisman

is Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, NTU. He specialises in institutional economics, political economy and public policy. His books include The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen (2012), Health Tourism (2010, Korean edition 2012), Social Policy in an Ageing Society (2009), Schumpeter's Market (2005), The Institutional Economy (2002) and Conservative Capitalism (1996; Chinese edition 2003). Educated at the London School of Economics, Professor Reisman holds the D.Sc.(Econ.) of the University of London. He has received a number of awards and distinctions, including the Humboldt Fellowship and the Gunnar Myrdal Prize.

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Geoffrey Till

is the Professor of Maritime Studies at the Joint Services Command and Staff College and a member of the Defence Studies Department, part of the War Studies Group of King's College London. He is the Director of the Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies.

In addition to many articles and chapters on various aspects of maritime strategy and policy defence, he is the author of a number of books. His most recent are a major study Seapower : A Guide for the 21st Century for Frank Cass, published in 2004 [completed with the aid of a research grant from the British Academy and with a second expanded edition appearing in Spring 2009], The Development of British Naval Thinking published by Routledge in 2006 and a volume edited with Emrys Chew and Joshua Ho, Globalization and the Defence in Asia [Routledge, 2008].

In 2007 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore and in 2008 held the inaugural Sir Howard Kippenberger Visiting Chair in Strategic Studies at the Victoria University of Wellington. He returned to the RSIS as Visiting Professor in 2009. He is completing a major study of the impact of globalisation on naval development especially in the Asia-Pacific region. This will appear as an Adelphi paper for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, London. He is also working on a historical study of naval transformation. His works have been translated into 9 languages, and he regularly speaks at staff colleges and academic conferences around the world.

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Gerard Chaliand

is a Visiting Professor in RSIS and he is considered since decades as a pre-eminent observer of insurgency warfare. For the past 40 years he has observed guerrilla movements in countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America, and has had close battlefield contact with African, South American, Afghan and Vietnamese guerrillas among others. Dr. Chaliand has written about 40 books, 20 of which have been translated into English. He has taught at the prestigious Ecole Nationale d'Administration as well as at the National War College in Paris. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Harvard University, UCLA and the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Chaliand was Director of the European Center for the Study of Conflicts as well as an advisor to the Center of Analysis and Planning of the French Foreign Ministry. He spent nine months in Iraq in the last five years and has been recently four times in Afghanistan as Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS) in Kabul.

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Huang Minting

has been a lecturer at Language and Communication Centre of NTU since 2003. She holds a doctorate degree of Education in Applied Linguistics from the University of Leicester and a master degree of arts in English language from the National University of Singapore. Effectively bilingual, Dr. Huang has extensive experience in teaching English and Chinese language courses as well as communication skills courses in several tertiary institutes in Singapore. With keen interest in translation and interpretation, Dr.Huang has helped SIM university develop its first translation degree program. In recent years, Dr.Huang has been involved in the development of new academic writing courses at the language and communication centre of NTU. She has also developed research interest in contrastive linguistics, translation studies and the use of new technology in the teaching of academic writing.

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Li Yanfei

received B.A. in Economics from Peking University, China, and PhD in Economics from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is currently a Research Fellow at Nanyang Technological University, where he conducts research in economics of technological change and Asian economies, serving both academic and consulting constituents. He has several papers and book chapters published in Emerald and Elsevier journals and books and with Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia. Specifically, Dr. Yanfei Li’s current research covers crude oil price modeling, regional gas trade modeling, regional power generation planning and trade, economic impacts of information and communication technology, and roadmapping electrical mobility adoption in Singapore.

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Leo Suryadinata

, Ph.D., is Adjunct Professor of Asian Studies Programme at RSIS. He is currently Director of the Chinese Heritage Centre (Singapore) and President, International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO). He was formerly Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) and Professor of Political Science at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Prof. Leo specializes in Domestic Politics and Foreign Policies of Southeast Asia with special reference to Indonesia, ethnic and racial politics particularly with regard to ethnic Chinese, and China-ASEAN relations. He was Editor and later, Co-editor of the Asian Journal of Political Science (NUS, 1993-June 2002), and Editor-in-Chief of the bilingual journal Asian Culture (Chinese title: Yazhou Wenhua, Singapore, 1990- date). Prof. Leo has published extensively, his recent books in English include Elections and Politics in Indonesia (2002); Indonesia's Population: Ethnicity and Religion in a Changing Political Landscape (co-author, 2003); Chinese and Nation-Building in Southeast Asia (1997, reissued in 2004 with a postscript); China and ASEAN States: the Ethnic Chinese Dimensions (1985, reissued in 2005 with a postscript);Pribumi Indonesians, the Chinese Minority and China: A Study of Perceptions and Policies (1978, 4th edition published in 2005);Emerging Democracy in Indonesia (co-author, 2005); Admiral Zheng He and Southeast Asia (editor and contributor, 2005) and Southeast Asia's Chinese Businesses in an Era of Globalization: Coping with the Rise of China (2006, Editor).

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Sam Bateman

is a Senior Fellow and Adviser to the Maritime Security Programme at the School. On retirement from the Royal Australian Navy in 1993 and until 2000, he was the Director of the Centre for Maritime Policy at the University of Wollongong where he retains status as a Professorial Research Fellow. His naval service included four ship commands, five years in Papua New Guinea and several postings in the force development and strategic policy areas of the Department of Defence in Canberra. Current research interests include regional maritime security, strategic and political implications of the Law of the Sea, and maritime cooperation and confidence-building. Sam Bateman completed his PhD at the University of New South Wales in 2001. He has written extensively on defence and maritime issues in Australia, the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean, and edited or coedited several books on maritime security and the law of the sea, including Navigational Rights and Freedoms and the New Law of the Sea (Kluwer, 2000). During 2002 he was a Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu where he completed a report on "Coast Guards: New Forces for Regional Order and Security". He is Co-Chair of the CSCAP Study Group on Enhancing Maritime Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, and Editor of the journal Maritime Studies.

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William T. Tow

is Professor of International Relations in the School of Political, International and Strategic Studies (IPS), College of Asia & Pacific at the Australian National University (ANU). He directs ANU’s security component of the Australian Research Council’s Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security. He has also co-managed the ANU’s project on cross-comparing bilateral and multilateral security approaches in the Asia-Pacific as part of the MacArthur Foundation’s Asian Security Initiative (MASI). He has authored or edited twenty volumes or monographs and over one hundred journal articles or book chapters on various aspects of Asian security relations and alliance politics. His books on Asia-Pacific Strategic Relations: Seeking Convergent Security (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and Security Politics in the Asia-Pacific: A Regional–Global Nexus? (Editor, Cambridge University Press, 2009) have become standard sources for analysts and students working on these issues. He has served on the Foreign Affairs Council of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Board of Directors for the Australian-American Fulbright Commission and was Editor for the Australian Journal of International Affairs. He is series co-editor for the Routledge Security in the Asia Pacific Series.

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Yeo Lay Hwee

is Director of the European Union Centre in Singapore and Senior Research Fellow at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. Dr Yeo is also Adjunct Research Fellow in the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies and teaches part time at the National University of Singapore. An international relations expert, she participates actively both in policy dialogue, research and in academic workshops and conferences. Her research interests revolve around comparative regionalism; ASEAN and EU; and the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process. Some of her recent publications include “The EU as a Security Actor in Southeast Asia”; “Institutional Regionalism versus Networked Regionalism – Europe and East Asia Compared”; “From AFTA to ASEAN Economic Community – Is ASEAN moving towards an EU-style economic integration”; and “Where is ASEM Heading: Towards a Networked Approach to Global Governance?”. For her exemplary record in research and policy work in regionalism and Asia-Europe / ASEAN-EU relations, she was awarded the Nakasone Yasuhiro Award in June 2007. She had also been awarded various short term visiting fellowships and scholarships taking her to Brussels, Leiden and Aalborg.

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