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Lecturer in Strategic Studies

Dr. Farizal Razalli


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School of History, Politics, and Strategy
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
National University of Malaysia
43600, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.


Ph.D in Political Science (Regional energy politics in Latin America-Southeast Asia) from Institute of Political Studies Paris (Sciences Po, Paris) – très honorable (with distinction)
MA in Global Studies – A European perspective from Vienna University, Austria (Grade obtained – 1,2 (distinction))
MA in Strategy & Diplomacy from Institute of Diplomacy & Foreign Relations, Malaysia (IDFR) – National University of Malaysia (UKM)
BSc. Ed. (Hons) TESL with minor in Multimedia from Malaysian University of Technology (UTM)

Area of Expertise
Energy Politics – Oil and Natural Gas (LNG); Mineral resources
Regional institutions – ASEAN, Mercosur, UNASUR, CELAC, European Union (EU)
Political Leadership – Political leaders and International Relations; Bilateral and Multilateral Diplomacy; Public-Private Partnerships; MNCs-State relations
Investment strategy – Political and economic risk analysis; investment scenario analysis; case study approach

Current Research
1) Energy politics and its implications on regional integration – a research project that specifically focuses on Latin American region
2) LNG’s future in Southeast Asia: from the political perspective of ASEAN external partners – a proposed research project for grants from the ASEAN secretariat
3) IMF di Argentina: evolusi dan implikasi (IMF in Argentina: evolution and implications) – a proposed book project with Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka, Malaysia

Selected Publications


1) “Retrospektif ekonomi Malaysia 2004 – Dewan Masyarakat, Jan 2005
2) “Bridging the Gaps” – Gothe Institute of Australia, 2006
2) “Derita Eropah: Hutang yang Memakan Diri” – Dewan Masyarakat, May 2009
3) “China’s Foreign Energy Quest and ASEAN” – an article published in Asian Conflict Reports, no. 11, June, 2011
4) “Perancis kaya tetapi berhutang” – Dewan Masyarakat, Nov 2011

Papers/Book Chapters

1) “The IMF in Argentina: Who was the real culprit in Argentina?” – Excerpt from MA Thesis presented at Internal Post-grad Seminar, National University of Malaysia in February 2003
2) “Reinventing Governance in Corporate Malaysia: Challenges Ahead” – A joint paper with Michael Yeoh presented at Workshop on Malaysia’s Political Economy: Future trends and challenges held at ISEAS, Singapore, September 2004 (ISEAS Publication)
3) “Die Integration von Ostasien: Die trübe Zukunft nach dem EAEC” (East Asian Regional Integration: The bleak future after the failure of EAEG) – A paper presented during the Conference on regionalization and globalization in Asia organized by Association of Southeast Asia, Austria in Vienna, January 2007
4) “The Indochina Power Market: Identifying the Multiple Categories” – A paper with limited circulation to the Khazanah’s Vietnam Investment team in September 2008
5) “The United States Counterbalancing Chindia’s Energy Quest: Leveraging on Cooperative Energy Approach” – A book chapter in Challenges and issues in American Foreign Policy towards Asia (IKON, UKM Publication, 2011)
6) “The role of leadership in regional energy cooperations: South America and Southeast Asia compared” – Macrothème Journal for Business and Economics, Fall 2013
7) “La integración energética del Sur desde el fracaso del Gran Gasoducto del Sur” – (forthcoming publication by Sciences Po – UTREF, Buenos Aires, end 2014)


1) ASLI’s Business Outlook Survey Report for 2nd Quarter 2004 – 2005
2) Malaysian Economy Quarterly Forecast 2004 and 2005 – Headed by Datuk Dr. Zainal Aznam
3) 2nd OIC Business Forum Full Report – Chief Rapporteur

Awards & Recognitions
Global Public Policy Fellowship Award – Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (Jan 2012 to March 2012 )
Sciences Po Doctoral Research Fieldwork Award – FLACSO, Buenos Aires, Argentina (Nov 2011)
MOHE – UKM Full Ph.D. Scholarship – Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), Paris (Oct 2010 to Oct 2013 )
European Union Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Program – Global Studies (International Political Economy) based in Germany & Austria (July 2005 – Sept 2007)
Malaysia’s Varsity Debate for Best Achievement Award (Dec 2011)
Best Alumni Award UTM (July 2001)

Language Proficiency
Malay: Mother tongue
English: Bilingual
French: Spoken, Written, Reading
German: Spoken, Written, Reading
Spanish: Spoken, Written, Reading

TV/Newspaper Interviews
TV3; Astro Awani; Reuters; BERNAMA; MediaCorp Singapore; TVRI, Indonesia; NSTP; NST Singapore



Competency Enhancement Centre (CEC)
Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia
Jalan Wisma Putra
50460 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Tel: +603 2149 1000
Fax: +603 2144 2529
Website: www.idfr.gov.my

Encik Suhaimi Salleh
Principal Assistant Director
Centre for Competency Enhancement
Email: [email protected] 


Politics and Security Research Centre
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (FSSK)
National University of Malaysia (UKM)
43600 Bangi, Selangor, MALAYSIA

Tel: +603 8921 3265/5710
Fax: +603 8921 3290
Website: http://www.ukm.my/ppsps/

Associate Professor Dr. Kuik Cheng Chwee
Programme Coordinator
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

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Master of Social Sciences in Strategy and Diplomacy