Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Bhubhindar Singh Bhandal
Associate Dean (Academic Affairs)
Associate Professor, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Head of Graduate Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
Bhubhindar Singh is Associate Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Before joining NTU, Bhubhindar was a Sasakawa Lecturer in Japanese Studies at the School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield. He is a recipient of the Fulbright Award, and has held visiting positions at George Washington University, University of Tokyo, Chuo University (Japan), and National Institute of Defense Studies (NIDS, Japan).

At RSIS, Bhubhindar is the Head of the Graduate Programmes Office (GPO).

Bhubhindar’s main research area is in the international relations of Northeast Asia with a special focus on Japan’s security policy. His secondary research areas are international relations of Southeast Asia and security regionalism in East Asia.

Bhubhindar has published in the European Journal of International Relations, International Relations of Asia-Pacific, The Pacific Review, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Asian Survey, Asian Security, Asia Policy, Japanese Journal of Political Science, Asian Affairs: An American Review, Korean Journal of Defense Analyses, The Round Table, Contemporary Southeast Asia and Issues & Studies; and his book is entitled Japanese Security Identity Transformation: From a Peace-State to an International-State (Routledge 2013).

Bhubhindar holds a PhD in East Asian Studies from the University of Sheffield, UK, a MSc in Strategic Studies from the Nanyang Technological University, and a BA (Hons) in English Language from the National University of Singapore.
• Japanese Foreign Security Policy
• International Relations of Northeast Asia
Courses Taught
IR6015 Japanese Foreign Policy