Dahlia Simangan

Last Updated :2021/09/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
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My research interests in peace and conflict studies include topics on peacebuilding, the United Nations, the peace-sustianability nexus, and international relations in the Anthropocene.

Basic Information

Major Professional Backgrounds

  • 2017/09/01, 2019/03/31, Kanagawa University, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (nominated by United Nations University), JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow for Research in Japan
  • 2015/04, 2015/07, Columbia University, Visiting PhD Scholar
  • 2010/09, 2011/01, De La Salle University-College of Saint Benilde, Lecturer

Educational Backgrounds

  • Australian National University, Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, PhD International Relations, Australia, 2012/08, 2017/07
  • International University of Japan, Graduate School of International Relations, MA International Relations, Japan, 2008/09, 2010/06
  • University of the Philippines, Department of Sociology, College of Arts and Social Sciences, BA Sociology, Philippines, 2002/06, 2006/04

Academic Degrees

  • PhD International Relations, Australian National University
  • MA International Relations, International University of Japan

Educational Activity

  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : International Peace and Co-existence Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : International Peace and Co-existence Program

Research Fields

  • Social sciences;Politics;International relations

Research Keywords

  • International Relations Theory
  • peace
  • peacebuilding
  • United Nations
  • Anthropocene

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • International Studies Association (ISA)
  • International Political Science Association (IPSA)
  • Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)
  • Australian Political Studies Association (AusPSA)
  • Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (GPAJ)

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Peace and Co-existence A
  2. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Peace and Co-existence B
  3. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 4Term, Peacebuilding Case Studies
  4. 2021, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 3Term, Global Governance

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. ★, Oiling the Rigs of State-Building. Forthcoming. A Political Settlements Analysis of Petroleum Revenue Management in Timor-Leste, Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, 9(1), 67-90, 20210501
  2. ★, Reflexive Peacebuilding: Lessons from the Anthropocene Discourse, Global Society, 20210818
  3. ★, A co-designed heuristic guide for investigating the peace-sustainability nexus in the context of global change, Sustainability Science, 20210510
  4. ★, Climate-induced stressors to peace: A review of recent literature, Environmental Research Letters, 20210629
  5. ★, Four propositions on integrated sustainability: toward a theoretical framework to understand the environment, peace, and sustainability nexus, Sustainability Science, 16, 1125-1145, 20210310
  6. ★, Can the Liberal International Order Survive the Anthropocene? Three Propositions for Converging Peace and Survival, The Anthropocene Review, 20201220
  7. ★, The Literature Landscape on Peace-Sustainability Nexus: A Scientometric Analysis, Ambio, 50, 661-678, 20200926
  8. ★, Three Decades of Research on Climate Change and Peace: A Bibliometrics Analysis, Sustainability Science, 16, 1079-1095, 2021
  9. ★, Where is the Asia Pacific in mainstream international relations scholarship on the Anthropocene?, The Pacific Review, 2020, 02, 26
  10. ★, Where is the Anthropocene? IR in a new geological epoch, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, 96(1), 211-224, 2020
  11. ★, Situating the Asia-Pacific in the Age of the Anthropocene, AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, Advance online publication, 2019
  12. ★, A Case for a Normative Local Involvement in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING, 27(1), 77-101, 2020
  13. "Destroy and Kill 'the Left'": Duterte on Communist Insurgency in the Philippines with a Reflection on the Case of Suharto's Indonesia, JOURNAL OF GENOCIDE RESEARCH, 21(2), 214-226, 2019
  14. ★, Exploring the link between mine action and transitional justice in Cambodia, GLOBAL CHANGE, PEACE & SECURITY, 31(2), 221-243, 2019
  15. ★, When Hybridity Breeds Contempt: Negative Hybrid Peace in Cambodia, THIRD WORLD QUARTERLY, 39(8), 1525-1542, 2018
  16. ★, Domino Effect of Negative Hybrid Peace in Kosovo’s Peacebuilding, JOURNAL OF INTERVENTION AND STATEBUILDING, 12(1), 120-141, 2018
  17. ★, Is the Philippine ‘War on Drugs’ an Act of Genocide?, JOURNAL OF GENOCIDE RESEARCH, 20(1), 68-89, 2018
  18. ★, A Detour of the Local Turn: Roadblocks in Timor-Leste’s Post-conflict Peacebuilding, ASIAN JOURNAL OF PEACEBUILDING, 5(2), 195-221, 2017
  19. ★, The Pitfalls of Local Involvement: Justice and Reconciliation in Cambodia, Kosovo, and Timor-Leste, PEACEBUILDING, 5(3), 305-319, 2017

Publications such as books

  1. 2019, International Peacebuilding and Local Involvement: A Liberal Renaissance?, Scholarly Book, Single work, English, 9780367024123, 190

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Peace and Sustainability in the Anthropocene: Implications for Post-conflict Peacebuilding, International Studies Association Annual Convention, 2021/04/06, Without Invitation, English
  2. International Peacebuilding in Post-Conflict Societies, National Defence College of the Philippines, 2021/06/14, With Invitation, English
  3. Peacebuilding: The Liberal, the Local, and the ASEAN Way, 2021/04/08, With Invitation, English, De La Salle Universiy, Manila
  4. Oiling the Rigs of State-Building: A Political Settlements Analysis of Petroleum Revenue Management in Timor-Leste, 9th Biennial Oceanic Conference on International Studies, 2020/12/10, With Invitation, English
  5. Reflexive Agency, Time, and Space in Peacebuilding in the Anthropocene, Annual State-of-Peacebuilding (StoP) Conference, War and Peace After the Human: Scrutinising the Conditions, Implications, and Consequences of Posthuman Armed Conflict, 2019/12/10, With Invitation, English, Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Schlaining Castle
  6. Peace and Sustainability Initiative at Hiroshima University, 2019 Future Earth Asia International Symposium: Social-Ecological Health in Asia, 2019/11/13, With Invitation, English, Seoul National University Asia Center, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
  7. Peace in the Age of the Anthropocene, Australian Political Science Association Annual Conference: Shifting Identities, Political Change, and the Idea of the 'Nation', 2019/09/22, Without Invitation, English, Australian Political Science Association, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, other
  8. Reflexive Peacebuilding: Lessons from the Anthropocene Discourse, Workshop on Restructuring the Architecture of International Peacebuilding, 2019/09/11, With Invitation, English, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, preprint
  9. Where is the Anthropocene? A Systematic Review of Regional Perspectives in International Relations Scholarship, International Political Association RC44 International Conference, Global Risk, Security and Ethnicity, 2019/08/11, Without Invitation, English, International Political Science Association (IPSA) RC44, Nagasaki University, Japan, published
  10. Where is the Asia Pacific in the International Relations Scholarship on the Anthropocene? A Systematic Literature Review, International Studies Association (ISA) Asia-Pacific Conference: Asia-Pacific and World Order: Security, Economics, Identity and Beyond, 2019/07/04, Without Invitation, English, ISA, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, other
  11. The Local Turn in Peacebuilding: From Theory to Practice, 2019/02/20, With Invitation, English, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, other
  12. Mine Action and Transitional Justice in Cambodia, 2018/12/04, With Invitation, English, Kanagawa University, Kanagawa, Japan
  13. Situating the Asia Pacific in the Anthropocene, IDAS International Conference: Transformation and Challenges in the Asia Pacific: The Next Decade and Beyond, 2018/11/22, Without Invitation, English, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, published
  14. International and Local Perceptions of Success and Failure in United Nations Peacebuilding Missions, International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress: Borders and Margins, 2018/07/21, Without Invitation, English, IPSA, Brisbane, Australia, other
  15. Liberal Peacebuilding in Cambodia, 2018/06/29, With Invitation, English, Musashi University, Musashi University, Tokyo, Japan
  16. Saving Liberal Peacebuilding Once Again?, 2018/04/27, With Invitation, English, International University of Japan, International University of Japan, Niigata, Japan
  17. Healing a Wounded Past: Justice and Reconciliation in Post-conflict Societies, International Studies Association (ISA) 57th Annual Convention: Exploring Peace, 2016/03/16, Without Invitation, English, ISA, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, published
  18. The Responsibility to Rebuild Security in Post-Conflict Societies through UN Transitional Administrations, Asia-Pacific Peace Research Association (APPRA) 2015 Conference, Pathways Towards Just Peace: Reinventing Security, Justice and Democracy in Asia-Pacific, 2015/10/09, Without Invitation, English, APPRA, Kathmandu, Nepal, published
  19. The Responsibility to Rebuild Security in Post-Conflict Societies: Cambodia, Kosovo, and Timor-Leste in Retrospect, Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference (AusPSA): The Future of Politics and Political Science, 2015/09/28, Without Invitation, English, AusPSA, University of Canberra, Australia
  20. The Responsibility to Rebuild Security in Post-Conflict Societies through UN Transitional Administrations, Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) 2015 Annual Meeting: The UN at 70: Guaranteeing Security and Justice, 2015/06/11, Without Invitation, English, ACUNS, The Hague, The Netherlands


  1. 2019, Pete Hay Early Career Researcher Prize in Environmental Politics and Policy, Australian Political Studies Association
  2. 2019, Deborah Gerner Grant for Professional Development, International Studies Association
  3. 2017, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows
  4. 2015, Dissertation Fellowship Award, Academic Council on the United Nations System
  5. 2015, Best Graduate Student Poster, Australian Political Studies Association
  6. 2008, Matsushita International Foundation Scholarship, Matsushita International Foundation
  7. 2015, Australian National University Vice-Chancellor Travel Grant, Australian National University
  8. 2012, Australian National University University Research Scholarship (International), Australian National University
  9. 2012, Australian National University Higher Degree Research Merit Scholarship, Australian National University

External Funds

Acceptance Results of Competitive Funds

  1. Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists, Urban Sites of Peace and Conflict in Marawi City in Mindanao, Philippines: Just Another Brick in the Wall?, 2021, 2022
  2. Hiroshima University Award for Encouraging Female Researchers, Urban Peacebuilding in Marawi: People, Places, and Practices

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. International advisor, 2019, 2021, EU-funded Cooperative Harmonize Action Model to Stop Polarisation in Our Nations (CHAMPIONs)

Other Social Contributions

  1. NERPS Webinar Series on Peace & Sustainability in the Context of Global Change, Presenter, Seminar or workshop, Researchesrs
  2. Scholars Unbound, Interviewer, Others, Researchesrs
  3. ACUNS Seminar on Critical Assessments of Contemporary Leadership in the Philippines, Presenter, Seminar or workshop, General
  4. Vision for the Anthropocene | An environmentally sustainable and socially just economic transition, University of New South Wales Sydney, Grand Challenges, Report writing, Internet, Researchesrs
  5. IEP ambassador stories: Strengthening academic research in peace, Institute for Economics & Peace, Interviewee, Internet, Researchesrs
  6. Human Rights in the Philippines, CNN Philippines, TV or radio appearance, TV or radio program, General
  7. Interview with NPR, Over 120,000 People Remain Displaced 3 Years After Philippines' Marawi Battle, NPR, Media coverage cooperation, Newspaper or magazine, General
  8. I hope this finds you well: living in the Anthropocene, International Affairs, Report writing, Internet, Researchesrs
  9. Japan s Peacebuilding Prowess: The Case of Marawi City, The Diplomat, Newspaper or magazine, General
  10. Is Marawi City Alive and Booming or a Ghost Town?, The Diplomat, Newspaper or magazine, General