A Very Senior and Renowned Scholar from Germany Joins IRIC’s International Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rüland, Professor of Political Science of Department of Political Science of University of Freiburg of Germany, has joined the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the International Relations Institute of Cambodia (IRIC). Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rüland is a very senior and renowned scholar with very extensive knowledge and experience. He has held so many academic positions in so many places since 1980s to now.Prof. Jürgen Rüland studied Political Science, History and German Literature at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He earned a PhD in Political Science from the University of Freiburg in 1981 and his habilitation degree (Habilitation) at the same university in 1989. From 1978 to 1991 he worked as a research fellow at the Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute Freiburg. He was professor pro tempore of Political Science at the University Passau (1991-1993) and professor of Political Science at the University of Rostock (1993-1998). Since 1998 Rüland holds a chair for International Relations at the University of Freiburg. From 2000-2002 he served as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities IV. Since 2009 Prof Rüland is the Chairperson of the Freiburg University’s Southeast Asia Program.

Before, from 2001-2007, Prof Rüland was also the Director of the Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut Freiburg, a noted German think tank specializing in development research. From 2006-2014 he was Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of the GIGA German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Hamburg. He also served as the Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board on Southeast Asia of the German Society of Asian Studies (DGA) (1995-2003) and as Board Member of the German Society of Political Science (DGfP) (2009-2013).

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rüland was a visiting scholar at the University of Stanford, the National University of Singapore, the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, Chiang Mai University, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, and FLACSO Argentina, Buenos Aires. Since 1999, with short interruptions, he is external examiner at the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration of the University of Malaya. In 2009, Universitas Indonesia appointed him as an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rüland is currently a member of the editorial boards of the Pacific Review, Pacific Affairs, European Journal of East Asian Studies, Asia Europe Journal, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Contexto Internacional and Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen (ZIB). In 2007, Pacific Affairs awarded him and Christl Kessler the William L. Holland Prize for the best article in 2006. He was the Stanford University/National University of Singapore Lee Kong Chian Distinguished Fellow for Southeast Asia 2010 and fellow at the Freiburg Institute of Advanced Studies (FRIAS) in 2010/2011 and 2014/2015.

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rüland authored or co-authored 15 monographs and edited or co-edited 23 books and special journal issues. He is the author or co-author of more than 160 journal articles and book chapters. He contributed, inter alia, to the European Journal of International Relations, the Journal of European Public Policy, Security Dialogue, Third World Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis, International Relations and Development, Pacific Review, Pacific Affairs, Asian Survey, International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, European Journal of East Asian Studies, Contemporary Southeast Asia, European Foreign Affairs Review and Asia Europe Journal.

His research interests include cooperation and institution-building in international relations, globalization and regionalization, international relations and security in the Asia-Pacific region, democratization, political, economic, social and cultural change in Southeast Asia.

His elected recent publications include:

Rüland, Jürgen (2018): The Indonesian Way. ASEAN, Europeanization and Foreign Policy Debates in a New Democracy, Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Nguitragool, Paruedee & Rüland, Jürgen (2015): ASEAN and its Cohesion as an Actor in International Forums – Reality, Potential and Constraints, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Huotari, Mikko; Rüland, Jürgen & Schlehe, Judith (eds.) (2014): Reflecting Methodology in Southeast Asian Studies, Houndsmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

His professionalism, expertise, profound knowledge, extensive experiences, and academic credit and prestige would greatly contribute to the success of our IRIC.