Prof. Dr. Azirah Binti Hashim, Executive Director, AEI
Dr. Sameer Kumar, Senior Lecturer, AEI
Editorial Board members
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aida Idris, Deputy Executive Director (Academic), AEI
Prof. Dr. Patrick Tim Ziegenhain, Visiting Professor, AEI
Datuk Dr. Norma Mansor, Professor, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jatswan S. Sidhu, Department of International and Strategic Studies, University of Malaya
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fumitaka Furuoka, Senior Research Fellow (Visiting), AEI
Dr. Roy Anthony Rogers, Senior Lecturer, Department of International and Strategic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya
Dr. Rahul Mishra, Senior Lecturer, AEI
International Advisory Board
Prof. Dr. T. J. Pempel, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
Prof. Emeritus Dr. Wilfrido V. Villacorta, De La Salle University, The Philippines
Prof. Dr. Aileen San Pablo-Baviera, University of the Philippines, The Philippines
Prof. Dr. Anthony Milner, Visiting Professor, AEI
Prof. Dr. Rajendra K. Jain, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Prof. Dr. Alfredo C. Robles Jr., Professor of International Studies, College of Liberal Arts, De La Salle University, The Philippines
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sebastian Bersick, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
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Biographies in the order as authors’ articles appear in the journal.
Fumitaka Furuoka is a visiting senior research fellow at Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya. He obtained Ph.D. from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2002. His research interests include labor economics and international economics.
Aida Idris is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business and Accountancy, and the Deputy Executive Director of Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya. Before joining the world of academia, she had worked as an engineer and a consultant in several multinational firms in Malaysia. Her research interests include SME development, entrepreneurship, cross-cultural management, and international education.
Beatrice Lim is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy at Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Beatrice obtained her PhD in Economics from University of Wollongong in 2017. Her research interests include labor economics and gender studies.
Rostika Petrus Boroh is a lecturer at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy at Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Rostika holds a Masters in Human Capital from Universiti Malaysia Sabah in 2009. Her research interests include labor economics and human capital.
Bruno Mascitelli is Associate Professor in International Studies at Department of Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology. He is President of the European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA) and also School Council President of the Victorian School of Languages. His research interests are European studies, Australian Trade policy, Italian migration, International Business, European Political economy, Italians in Australia, Expatriate voting in the world.
Amira Athira Azman is a Master's degree candidate in ASEAN Studies (IMAS) at the Asia Europe Institute, University of Malaya and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations, minoring in Economics and Chinese from the University of Queensland, Australia. Her areas of interest include International relations theory, Asia-Europe relations, global governance and Development studies. She often finds herself a realist-constructivist when looking at the world politics because she believes that both theories can be reciprocal in ordaining the knowledge relating to social construction and claims about human nature.
Sameer Kumar has a PhD in Social Networking and currently works as a Senior Lecturer at Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya. His current research and teaching interests are in the field of Social Networks, Business and History of Southeast Asia, with bi-regional focus involving Asia and Europe.
Azirah Hashim is Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Institute and Professor in the English Language department at the University of Malaya. Her research interests are in Language Contact in Southeast Asia, ASEAN Higher Education and Academic and Professional Discourse.
Aliyyah Nuha Faiqah Azman Firdaus is a Project Officer at the Asia-Europe Institute and Centre for ASEAN Regionalism University of Malaya. Her research interests include environmental communication, professional communication, sustainability reporting and language for specific purposes (LSP).
Nataliya Berbyuk Lindström is a senior lecturer in Communication at the SCCIIL Interdisciplinary Research Center and Division of Communicaiton and Cognition at the University of Gothenburg. She studiesintercultural communication and communication in health care.
Elisabeth Ahlsén is a professor of Neurolinguistics at the SCCIIL Interdisciplinary Research Center and Division of Communicaiton and Cognition at the University of Gothenburg. She studies communication disorders, pragmatics and multimodal communication.
Pavel Rodin is a PhD candidate in Journalism, Media and Communication at the University of Gothenburg. He studies social media, crisis communication, cross- and intercultural communication.
Chee Leong Yee is a project manager at the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya. He has been working on various research projects on higher education in Cambodia and Laos, discourses on expert risks of obesity in Malaysia and Sweden, and recently involved in studies on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and its implementation in higher education systems in ASEAN.
Ali Attaran is an MA graduate in Translation Studies from Allameh Tabatabaei University, Tehran, Iran. He worked as a research assistant in University of Malaya Institute of Research Management & Monitoring from August 2012 to December 2014 on projects related to construction of Malay identity and public understanding of expert knowledge.
Maya Khemlani David is professor in English and a Consultant with the CLMV Programme at the AEI, University of Malaya. She writes edits and publishes in the field of applied linguistics and sociolinguistics and is also a Certified Executive Coach and Counsellor.
Jens Allwood is a Professor of Linguistics at the SCCIIL Interdisciplinary Research Center and Division of Communicaiton and Cognition at the University of Gothenburg. He studies intercultural communication, pragmatics, semantics and multimodal communication.
Balazs Szanto, PhD, is a lecturer in international relations. His primary research interests are maritime territorial conflicts in East Asia and the rise of China with a focus on foreign and security policy oriented research. Dr Szanto occasionally ventures beyond these interests to cover other issue of interests, such as the state of politics in the European Union as they relate to Eastern Europe.
Anis H. Bajrektarevic is Chairperson and Professor in International law and global political studies, Vienna, Austria. He authors six books: FB – Geopolitics of Technology (Addleton Academic Publishers, NY); Geopolitics – Europe 100 years later (DB, Europe), Cyber Scape (LAP, Germany); Nuclear Commerce (NOVA, NY); Geopolitics – Energy – Technology (Germany, LAP). Europe and Africa – Security structures (Nova, NY) is his latest, just released book.
Adil Kulenovic is a veteran of the ex-YU and Bosnian journalism and investigative research. Former initiator and owner of the KRUG 99 RTV broadcaster. He is the Chairperson of the BH Council of Concerned Intellectuals KRUG 99, Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Enis Oremović is Assistant professor, Faculty of Law of Zenica, Bosnia. He is specialized in comparative private law, civil litigation and constitutional law.
Rahul Mishra is a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya. Prior to joining UM, he worked as a Consultant with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. Before that, Dr Mishra worked with the ICWA, New Delhi as a Research Fellow. Recipient of the 2015 Asia Fellowship of the East-West Center in Washington D.C., Dr Mishra was a Researcher at IDSA, New Delhi for four years. Between 2011 and 2013, he had worked with S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore and the National University of Singapore.
Economic relationship between Asia and Europe: Case studies of Singapore’s exports to China and the EU (PDF 484KB)
Fumitaka Furuoka, Aida Idris, Beatrice Lim and Rostika Petrus Boroh
New global uncertainties and its meaning for European Union integration? (PDF 185KB)
ASEAN’s principled pragmatism and the evolving normative security strategy on the South China Sea (PDF 467KB)
Amira Athira Azman and Sameer Kumar
The politics of national sovereignty in Hungary vs. EU Membership in Hungary (PDF 314KB)
Public understanding and evaluation of information related to obesity health risks in Sweden and Malaysia (PDF 449KB)
Azirah Hashim, Aliyyah Nuha Faiqah Azman Firdaus, Nataliya Berbyuk Lindström, Elisabeth Ahlsén, Pavel Rodin, Yee Chee Leong, Ali Attaran, Maya Khemlani David and Jens Allwood
The US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement: What lies ahead and who fills the vacuum? (PDF 196KB)
Growing maritime dispute between Croatia and Bosnia (PDF 309KB)
Anis H. Bajrektarević, Enis Oremović and Adil Kulenović
Twenty-five years of India-ASEAN ties: An Assessment (PDF 314KB)