Panel 2: Imperatives for Securing the Food Production Base

Associate Professor Mely Caballero-Anthony

Head, Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies, RSIS, NTU

Mely Caballero-Anthony is Associate Professor and Head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is also Secretary-General of the Consortium on Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia. Prof. Anthony is a member and recently served as Chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, as well as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research. Until May 2012, she also served as Director of External Relations at the ASEAN Secretariat and until recently, was member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Conflict Prevention.

Prof. Anthony’s research interests include regionalism and regional security in the Asia-Pacific, multilateral security cooperation, politics and international relations in ASEAN, conflict prevention and management, as well as human security. She was the principal investigator of the MacArthur Asia Security Initiative (ASI) project of Internal Security Challenges in Asia and Cross-Border Implications. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on a broad range of security issues in the Asia-Pacific. Her latest publications, both single-authored and co-edited, include: An Introduction to Non-Traditional Security Studies, (London: SAGE Publications Ltd, 2016), ‘Understanding ASEAN Centrality’, (Pacific Review, 2014), ‘Human Security in ASEAN: 20 Years On’, (Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, 2014), Non-Traditional Security in Asia: Issues, Challenges and Framework for Action,(ISEAS, 2013), Human Security and Climate Change in Southeast Asia: Managing Risk and Resilience,(Routledge, 2013), and ‘The Responsibility to Protect in Southeast Asia: Opening Up Spaces for Advancing Human Security’ (Pacific Review, 2012), Energy and Non-Traditional Security (NTS) in Asia and Rethinking Energy Security in Asia: A Non-Traditional View of Human Security (both Springer, 2012).