Nassef Manabilang Adiong, PhD

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*The call for papers for the PhISO Founding International Conference is now available (Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines, 8-10 March 2017). Please click here for further details.
*The call for papers for the PhISO-GSCIS International Workshop is now available (Far Eastern University, Manila, 9-10 March 2017). Please click here for further details.
*Thank you for submitting your proposals for the PhISO Section at the 5th Global International Studies Conference (National Taiwan University, Taipei, 1-3 April 2017). I am looking forward to reading your papers.
*Thank you for submitting your proposals for the Bangsamoro: Past, Present and Future. I am looking forward to reading your papers.


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Nassef is a lifelong learner of comparative study between Islam and International Relations. He created the IR-IS Research Cohort on December 2012 that became Co-IRIS (International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort) on November 2013. In addition to his service to profession, he founded the Philippine International Studies Organization (PhISO) on September 2015.

He completed his PhD in International Relations at the Middle East Technical University in 2016 which was sponsored by the European Union’s Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia scholarship and Turkey’s TÜBİTAK fellowship (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). He completed his Master in International Studies at the University of the Philippines (UP), Diliman in 2009 as recipient of UP Presidential Scholarship and Willy Keng Scholarship, and his BA ‘magna cum laude (with great honor)’ in International Studies at the University of the East (UE), Manila in 2006 as recipient of various UE scholarships (e.g. university president, university, and college scholarships) and Quezon City local government scholarship.

Nassef is the author of, among other articles: “Nation-State in IR and Islam” in the Journal of Islamic State Practice in International Law which was subsequently published in Islamic Perspective Journal, “The U.S. and Israel Securitization of Iran’s Nuclear Energy” in The Quarterly Journal of Political Studies of Islamic World, “The Palestinian Refugee Question: A Constitutive Constructivist Interpretation” in Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, and “Ideology that Spawns Islamist Militancy” in Frank Shanty’s Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror (ABC-CLIO, 2012). He also contributed some encyclopedic entries on civilization, nation-state, International Relations, nationalism, Qatar, nation, Suez Canal, etc. for various publishers such as ABC-CLIO, SAGE Publications, Inc., and Wiley-Blackwell. His first edited book International Relations and Islam: Diverse Perspectives was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing on August 2013. He co-edited Islam and International Relations: Contributions to Theory and Practice with Deina Abdelkader and Raffaele Mauriello (published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016).

He is currently working on two edited book projects: 1) Islam in International Affairs: Politics and Paradigms (co-edited with Deina Abdelkader and Raffaele Mauriello), which is contracted with Taylor and Francis’ Routledge’s Worlding beyond the West book series. And, 2) Bangsamoro: Past, Present and Future to be published by Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

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Research interests:

  • Islamic approaches and Muslim contributions to International Relations as area of inquiry and practice.
  • Islam and Muslim societies, particularly their relations and responses to Euro-American modernity, secularization, and nation-state system.
  • Statecrafting of Muslim polities
  • History and contemporary issues on Bangsamoro (the Muslim community in the Philippines).

Musical interest: Mariah Carey

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