Academic Profile : Faculty

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Dr Cook Alistair David Blair
Senior Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Coordinator , Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Programme, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
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Dr Alistair D. B. Cook is Coordinator of the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Programme and Senior Fellow at the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests focus on humanitarian affairs, disaster governance, foreign policy and regional cooperation in the Asia-Pacific. He served as the President (2018 – 2021) and Secretary-Treasurer (2014 – 2018) of the Asia-Pacific Region of the International Studies Association. In May 2022 he was a Visiting Scholar concurrently at the East-West Center and Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawai'i. He teaches a masters level seminar titled Governance and Security in Myanmar at RSIS and contributes to professional development courses at the Civil Defence Academy including the ASEAN Senior Executive Programme on Disaster Management since it began in 2015. From 2012 – 2013 he was a visiting research fellow at the East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore. From 2008 – 2010 he was an honorary fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia, after he obtained his PhD from the same institution. He holds an MA in Political Science from Purdue University, USA, and an MA (Hons) in International Relations from St Andrews University, Scotland. 
Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Governance, Foreign Policy and regional cooperation in the Asia-Pacific
 
Fellowships & Other Recognition
Visiting Scholar, May 2022, East-West Center and Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA.

Visiting Fellowship, 2012 - 13, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore.

Honorary Fellowship, 2008 - 10, School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
 
Courses Taught
AS6029: Governance and Security in Myanmar