Sorpong Peou


Sorpong PeouDepartment Chair

Sorpong Peou: Chair of the Politics Department and Professor. He received his BA from the University of Waterloo (Ontario) and his MA and PhD from York University (Toronto, Canada). The two fields of his expertise are Security and Democracy Studies, with a regional focus on the Asia-Pacific.

He was a professor of international security at Sophia University, Tokyo (Japan), where he taught courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and a Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore).

His major publications include Peace and Security in the Asia-Pacific: Theory & Practice (Praeger 2010), Human Security in East Asia: Challenges for Collaborative Action, ed. (Routledge 2008), International Democracy Assistance for Peacebuilding: Cambodia and Beyond (Palgrave Macmillan 2007), Intervention and Change in Cambodia: Toward Democracy (St. Martin’s Press, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and Silkworms, 2001) & Conflict Neutralization in the Cambodia War: From Battlefield to Ballot-box (Oxford University Press, 1997). His forthcoming book is entitled Human Security Studies Today. Other projects include Transitional Justice in Comparative Perspectives, Comparative Politics in East Asia, and Asia-Pacific Security. He is on the editorial boards of Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies (Palgrave Macmillan) and a peer-reviewed journal Asian Politics & Policy (Wiley-Blackwell).