Founder of Co-IRIS (International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort) and PHISO (Philippine International Studies Organization). Editor of two international journals and three international book series. 2018-19 Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies fellow. Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines Diliman.
Delivered Keynote Speeches, Public Lectures, and Talks
(2018) Lecture on “Islam as a Civilizational Faith” at the Estancia Hotel Resort, Tagaytay City, Cavite organized by the Security Reform Initiative (SRI) on April 10-12.
(2018) Lecture on “Introduction to Understanding Islam” at the AFP Civil-Military Operations School in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo on May 09.
(2018) “Religion and International Relations.” Lecture-forum organized by PUP CPSPA, Institute of Human and Social Development, and Center for Public Administration and Governance at the C.M. Recto Auditorium on Feb. 13.
(2017) “Religion and International Relations.” Lecture for a research colloquium organized by the PUP CPSPA at the Accenture Room on Dec. 22.
(2017) “Towards the non-Western Perspective of Political Science and International Relations.” Organized by PUP Political Science Society at PUP Manila on December 12.
(2017) “Survey of Siyar and Ontological Security.” IHL forum organized by UP-IIS and International Committee of the Red Cross; Novotel Manila Araneta Center Hotel; Dec. 10.
(2017) “Muslim Governance and Nation-State system.” Forum (kapihan event) organized by the UP Anthropology Society at the University of the Philippines, Diliman on November 23.
(2017) “Western Prescription of Islam.” Publication workshop for IQRA Journal organized by Al Qalam Institute for Islamic Identitites and Dialogue in Southeast Asia in cooperation with the Center of Politics and International Affairs, Ateneo de Davao University, May 26.
(2017) ‘Global IR’ and ‘Western IR’ for a forum on “The State of International Studies in the Philippines: Trends, Challenges, and Ways Forward,” Ateneo de Davao University, May 25.
(2017) “Common Teachings between Christianity and Islam.” Understanding the Soul of Asia: A Forum on Asian Religions at Far Eastern University, Diliman on March 29.
(2016) “Contemporary Ummah.” 1st International Conference on History of Islam and Contemporary Society of Wahdat Al-Asabiyyah (Student Council of the UP Institute of Islamic Studies) at Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman, on December 08.
(2016) “Content and Structure of International Studies’ Curriculum.” Faculty Development Program on the Praxis & Pedagogies in International Studies, Department of International Studies of the Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines, July 28.
(2015) “Comparative Conundrum between Nation-State and Muslim Governance.” FEU International Studies dept., Manila, Philippines, September 01.
(2015) “Worlding beyond the Clash of Civilizations: An Agenda for an International Relations-Islam Discourse.” Helena Z. Benitez School of International Relations and Diplomacy of the Philippine Women’s University, Manila, August 29.
(2015) “Worlding beyond the Clash of Civilizations: An Agenda for an International Relations-Islam Discourse.” Center for Social History and Institute for Cultural Studies of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila, August 25.
(2015) “Comparative Conundrum between Nation-State and Muslim Governance.” Institute of Islamic Studies of the University of the Philippines, Diliman, August 13.
(2015) “Comparative Conundrum between Nation-State and Muslim Governance.” Office of Extension and Community Outreach, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of History and International Studies of the University of the East, Manila, Philippines, August 12.
(2015) “Entering the Academic World: Networking, Publishing, and Attending Conferences.” Alliance of Civilizations Institute, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University, Istanbul, May 07.
(2013) “Nation-State in International Relations and Islam.” Department of International Relations, Süleyman Şah University, Istanbul, Turkey, July 02.
(2013) “Relations between International Relations and Islam.” University of the East’s Kaisa Ka Party Coalition, Manila, Philippines, May 24.
(2013) “Nation-State in Islam and International Relations.” King Faisal Center for Islamic, Arabic and Asian Studies, Mindanao State University, Marawi City, Philippines, May 22.
(2013) “International Relations and Islam, and Turkish Accession Process to the European Union.” European Studies Program of the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines, May 21.
(2013) “Nation-State in International Relations and Islam.” Center for Political & Democratic Reform, Inc., Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research, and the Institute of Islamic Studies of the University of the Philippines, Diliman, May 20.