Academic Profile : Faculty

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Prof Ralf Jan Diederik Emmers
Dean, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
President's Chair in International Relations
Professor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Associate Vice President, International (Alliances & Partnerships), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
Professor Ralf Emmers is Dean of S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and President’s Chair in International Relations, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore.

He completed his MSc and PhD in the International Relations Department of the London School of Economics (LSE). His research interests cover security studies, the international institutions in the Asia Pacific, and the security and international politics of Southeast Asia. Prof Emmers is the author and editor of 11 books and monographs. His authored books include Cooperative Security and the Balance of Power in ASEAN and the ARF (RoutledgeCurzon, 2003), Geopolitics and Maritime Territorial Disputes in East Asia (Routledge, 2010), Resource Management and Contested Territories in East Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and Security Strategies of Middle Powers in the Asia Pacific co-written with Sarah Teo (Melbourne University Press, 2018). He is also the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook on Peaceful Change in International Relations (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Prof Emmers has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as The Pacific Review, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Asian Survey, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Global Change, Peace & Security, Asian Security, TRaNS, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Asia Policy, Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, Asian Politics and Policy, Political Science and Contemporary Politics, as well as numerous book chapters in edited volumes.
• Security Studies and International Relations Theory
• Maritime Security
• International Institutions in the Asia Pacific
• Security and International Politics of Southeast Asia
 
Courses Taught
IR6006 The Study of Institutions

AS6008 Maritime Security and Territorial Disputes in the Indo-Pacific