Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Irm Haleem
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences
School Academic Integrity Officer (SAIO), S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
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I focus on understanding and explaining contemporary political and social problems through the prism of political theory / political philosophy. My research is interdisciplinary, thematic, and conceptual. It draws on political theory (paradoxes of democracy, paradoxes of freedom, radical resistance and political violence, civil disobedience), social philosophy (desires for recognition), moral philosophy (normative ethics), sociology (social movement theory), and iconography (especially as it relates to the process of violence).

* Nanyang Technological University (Singapore):
Assistant Professor, RSIS (2014-2021).
* Princeton University (USA):
Lecturer, Princeton School of Public & International Affairs (2012-2012).
* Seton Hall University (USA):
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science (2007-2011).
* Northeastern University (USA):
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science (2000-2005).

Ph.D. (Political Science) Boston University (2001)--USA
M.A. (Political Science) Northeastern University (1992)--USA
B.A. (Economics) Eckerd College (1989)--USA
* Political Theory
* Political Violence
* Normative Ethics
* Recognition Theory
* Social Movement Theory
* Iconography
Research grant recipient (sole P.I.), awarded by United States Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD), Tokyo (2015-2016); amount awarded USD $50,000.
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Invited TEDx speaker, TEDxNTU: “Love, Hope, and Human Agency”, Oct 7, 2017.
Courses Taught
Interdisciplinary Core Curriculum: Ethics and Civics in a Multicultural World