“The expertise that I can bring to your International Advisory Board ranges from water-energy-environment to policy and governance”, Brian Eyler

Mr. Brian Eyler humbly accepted to be member of the International Advisory Board (IAB) at the International Relations Institute of Cambodia (IRIC). Eyler is a Senior Fellow and Director of Stimson’s Southeast Asia program. Eyler is an expert on trans-boundary issues in the Mekong region and specializes in China’s economic cooperation with Southeast Asia. He has spent more than 15 years living and working in China and over the last ten years has conducted extensive research with stakeholders in the Mekong region, leading numerous study tours through China and mainland Southeast Asia. Before coming to the Stimson Center, he served as the Director of the IES Kunming Center at Yunnan University and as a consultant to the UNDP Lancang-Mekong Economic Cooperation program in Kunming, Yunnan province. He holds a MA from the University of California, San Diego and a BA from Bucknell University. Brian is the co-founder of the influential website EastBySoutheast.com. His first book, The Last Days of the Mighty Mekong was published by Zed Books in 2017.

In his acceptance letter to IRIC’s leadership, Eyler said that “Further, the Stimson Center as a think tank focused on promoting pragmatic solutions to security issues worldwide – both traditional and non-traditional – is very enthusiastic about the prospects of potential deepened partnerships with your institution. Eyler humbly accepted IRIC’s invitation to be IAB member and looks forward to next steps on working with the institute and its board. “The expertise that I can bring to your advisory board ranges from water-energy-environment to policy and governance”, he affirmed.

Up to now, the IAB’s first membership at IRIC included, but not limited:

  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rüland, Professor of Political Science of Department of Political Science of University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Victor Sumsky, Director of ASEAN Centre in MGIMO University, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Russia
  • Prof. Dr. Yeonsik Jeong, Ph.D. in Political Science, Professor of Faculty of International Relations of the Changwon National University of the Republic of Korea, and President of the Korean Association of Southeast Asian Studies, South Korea
  • Prof. Dr. Bradley J. Murg, Professor of Political Science and Director of Global Development Studies at Seattle Pacific University, and Affiliate Professor at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington , USA
  • Mr. Brian Eyler, Senior Fellow and Director of Stimson’s Southeast Asia program of the Stimson Center, USA
  • Prof. Dr. Caitlin Byrne, Director of Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Australia
  • Prof. Dr. See Seng Tan, President/CEO-Elect, International Students Inc. (ISI), USA, and Professor of International Relations, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Prof. Dr. Nguyen Huy Hoang, Director General and Senior Researcher of Institute for Southeast Asian Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Vietnam
  • Prof. Dr. Fabio Indeo, Senior Analyst of NATO Defense College Foundation, Italy
  • Prof. Liao Ran, Director for Development and Resources at Your Public Value, Germany and Professor at the Law School of Hunan University, China.

IRIC makes itself ready and is eager to cooperate with and invite more international scholars who are interested in our vision, mission and purpose to be our IAB members.

IAB was constituted to enable IRIC to benefit from the experience of internationally acclaimed intellectual pioneers in think-tanks and research institutions who have made significant contributions to the academic research and policy recommendation. IAB will represent a major driving force that will guide IRIC towards consolidating the cohesion and consistency of all its subsystems for optimum performance. To ensure that IRIC receives a diversity of perspectives of ideas and views, the IAB represents, not only a variety of disciplines, but also an extensive range of cultural backgrounds.

Our most sincere gratitude to all renowned international scholars for being part of our IRIC’s IAB.