Sep 15 2016

Research Student Destinations: Reuben Yik-Pern Wong, Professor, PhD 2003

Reuben Yik-Pern Wong

Reuben Yik-Pern Wong

Reuben Yik-Pern Wong

Associate Professor and Jean Monnet Chair, NUS Political Science Dept
Director of Studies, College of Alice & Peter Tan

Thesis Title: Europeanization and French policy in East Asia, 1988-2002 (2003)

Supervisor: Professor Christopher Hill

Reuben Wong is Director of Studies at the College of Alice and Peter Tan (CAPT). He also holds the Jean Monnet Chair (European Integration & Foreign Policy) and is Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at the National University of Singapore (NUS). A former diplomat, he was First Secretary in the Singapore Embassy in Paris (1995 -1998).

Returning to academia, he earned an M.Phil in European Politics at Oxford, and a PhD in International Relations at the LSE. Reuben’s publications have focused on EU and French foreign policy. They include The Europeanization of French Foreign Policy: France and the EU in East Asia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), National and European Foreign Policies​ (co-edited with Christopher Hill, Routledge, 2011), and journal articles in the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Politique Européenne, Asia Europe Journal, the Journal of Contemporary China Studies, and EU External Affairs Review. He has held visiting positions at Cambridge University, the LSE, the Stimson Center (Washington, DC), and the East Asian Institute (Singapore).

His current research interests include the EU’s relations with ASEAN and China, ASEAN regionalism, and the politics of disability rights. A Fulbright scholar (2009), he serves on the Council of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), the EU Centre Singapore, and is Senior Research Affiliate in the EU-China programme of the College of Europe in Bruges. He speaks French, Chinese and some Spanish.  He consults and does media interviews on EU foreign policy, international relations, and Singapore politics. He raises four children to help arrest Singapore’s declining total fertility rate.

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