Nassef is the founder of Co-IRIS (International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort), PHISO (Philippine International Studies Organization), and DSRN (Decolonial Studies Research Network). He works on interdisciplinary research between Islam and International Relations (particularly, comparing Islamic governance with the nation-state system), and explores Muslim polities in Southeast Asia.
Trainings, Workshops, Symposia, Forums, and Talks participated
(2018) UP Teaching Effectiveness Course (Institute for Small Scale Industries, June 4-8).
(2018) Forum on U.S.-ASEAN Relationship (U.S. Embassy in Manila, May 15).
(2018) CHED-DLSU Research Leadership Training Program (Midas Hotel, April 16-17).
(2018) Philippine Halal Summit (National Commission on Muslim Filipinos, Feb. 27).
(2018) PUP-CPSPA Faculty and Staff Development Activity (Baguio City, February 1-3).
(2017) Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) for scholars on religious pluralism in the USA (The Dialogue Institute, Temple University, Pennsylvania, USA, June 24-August 05).
(2017) WISC-sponsored exploratory workshop on “Sources of IR Knowledge in the Philippines” for the 5th Global International Studies Conference (National Taiwan University, Taipei, March 31).
(2016) ASEAN Young Scholars Workshop and International Conference on ASEAN Studies (Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 11-22).
(2016) WISC-sponsored workshop on ‘Alternative Cosmologies and Knowledge Systems in IR’ (Institute for Research and International Studies, New Delhi, Jan. 11-14).
(2015) Global Minority Rights Summer School of the Tom Lantos Institute (National University of Public Service, Budapest, Hungary, July 19-25).
(2015) Summer School on ‘Borders, Borderthinking, Borderlands’ where paper on Territoriality in Islam is presented (Universität Bremen, Germany, May 15-26).
(2015) ISA Foreign Policy Analysis working group on “Foreign Policy Analysis and the Diplomacy of Sub-State Actors” Convention (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, Feb. 17-20).
(2014) UNILU Network of Transnational Doctoral Research for the “Law and Culture Training Programme” (University of Lucerne, Switzerland, November 14-15).
(2014) 3rd Turk-Arab Youth Congress with a theme, ‘How to Lead the Future’ (Istanbul Convention Center and Point Hotel Barbaros, October 24-27).
(2014) 1st International Institute of Islamic Thought summer school on “Muslim Societies: Contemporary and Future Challenges” (Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, September 06-20).
(2014) 2nd International ILEM Summer School on “The State and Society in Muslim World” (İstanbul 29 Mayıs University, August 23-29).
(2014) 7th Istanbul Seminar on “The Sources of Pluralism: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Law, and Politics” (Istanbul Bilgi University, May 15-20).
(2013) 1st International ILEM Summer School on the “Transformation of Muslim World in the 21st Century” (İstanbul 29 Mayıs University, August 24-30).
(2013) 2nd International Summer School on the “History of Science in Islam as Universal Heritage” (Prof. Dr. Fuat Sezgin Foundation, Istanbul, August 22-25); partially attended.
(2012) Five ECTS of PhD course on “Politics, State, and Society: Theoretical Reflections in a Historical Context” (University of Copenhagen, Roskilde, Denmark, December 10-14).
(2012) 1st Turk-Arab Youth Congress (Istanbul Şehir University, Turkey, September 14-16).
(2012-2016, discontinued) PhD in Civilization Studies, passed all credited courses and comprehensive examination (Alliance of Civilizations Institute, FSMVU, Istanbul).
(2012) 11th International Summer School on “Muslims in the West;” presented on Muslim societies in Bosnia and Herzegovina (University of Erfurt, Germany, August 1-15).
(2012) 2nd International Model of Organization of the Islamic Cooperation sponsored by ICYF-DC, Turkey’s Foreign Affairs, Tatarstan’s Youth and Tourism Ministry, & Center for Civilization Studies and Dialogue of Cultures (Kazan in Tatarstan, Russia, July 4-10).
(2011, discontinued) PhD in International Area Studies, taken Korean language course from Sept. to Nov. (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea).
(2011) Five ECTS of PhD course entitled “Is Public Sphere Exclusively a Nation-State Phenomenon?” (Sabancı University, Istanbul, July 18-22).
(2011) 20th Institute of International Relations seminar on “History and Philosophy of International Relations” (Panteion University of Athens, Greece, June 29-July 4).
(2011) Online short course certificate on “Muslims and Jews: The Historical and Contemporary Encounter” (WOOLF Institute, January 10-June 29).
(2010) 20th International Youth Leadership Conf. (Prague City, Czech Republic, July 11-16).
(2009, discontinued) MA in International Studies major in European Studies, passed two courses only from January to April (De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines).