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Appointment of EU Centre Associate Fellow A/P Reuben Wong as Jean Monnet Chair

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ReubenWong1The EU Centre’s Associate Fellow, Associate Professor Reuben Wong has been appointed the Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration and Foreign Policy effective 1st September 2013. The Jean Monnet Chairs are teaching posts with a specialization in European integration studies – chair holders teach a minimum of 90 hours per academic year in the field of European Studies, and are encouraged to study the European Union in an independent and critical manner. A/P Wong will hold the chair for three years (from 2013 to 2016).

We at the EU Centre would like to congratulate A/P Reuben Wong on his appointment as Jean Monnet Chair.

A/P Reuben Wong’s Bio

A former diplomat, A/P Reuben Wong graduated from NUS as the top Direct Honours student in Political Science before joining the Singapore Foreign Service where he served as First Secretary in the Singapore Embassy in Paris from 1995 to 1998. He returned to NUS (European Studies Programme) in 1999 and was awarded an NUS Overseas Graduate Scholarship to complete an MPhil in European Politics and Society in Oxford University. He completed a PhD in International Relations at the London School of Economics (LSE) focusing on Europeanization and French foreign policy in Asia.

A/P Reuben Wong teaches International Relations at NUS and is Director of Studies at the College of Alice and Peter Tan.  He is also a Council Member of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), and Liaison Officer for Antonians (the alumni of St Antony’s College Oxford) in Singapore and Malaysia. He has held visiting positions at Cambridge University, the LSE, the Stimson Center (Washington DC), and the East Asian Institute (Singapore).

A/P Wong’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, Comparative Politics and Economics of Asia, and EU External Affairs Review.

His current research interests include identity in foreign policy, the EU’s relations with ASEAN and China, and the politics of disablement and human rights. A Fulbright scholar (2009), he serves on the Council of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) and the Fulbright Association of Singapore. He does consulting and media interviews on European Union foreign policy, international relations, and Singapore politics. He raises four children to help arrest Singapore’s declining total fertility rate.

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