Dr. Johan SARAVANAMUTTU
Adjunct Senior Fellow
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University
Johan Saravanamuttu is Adjunct Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. Johan Saravanamuttu was previously professor of political science at the School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang where he served as Dean from 1994-1996, then Dean of the Research Platform on Social Transformation. Thereafter in 1997 he was Visiting Chair in ASEAN and International Studies at the Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto. His published works include the first major study of Malaysia’s foreign policy (1983), ASEAN regional non-governmental organizations (1986), and the nexus between industrialization and the institutionalization of authoritarian regimes in Southeast Asia (1991).
His recent books are Power Sharing in a Divided Nation: Communalism and Politics in Six Decades of Malaysia’s Elections (2016), Malaysia’s Foreign Policy, the First Fifty Years: Alignment, Neutralism, Islamism (2010), and Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia (2009).
Ph.D. University of British Columbia
M.A. University of British Columbia
B.S.Sc. University of Singapore
Area of Specialisation
Malaysian Politics & Foreign Relations, Southeast Asian Politics, Southeast Asian Regionalism, Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia