Jonathan Bogais

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Southeast Asia Program
Associated Programs: Southeast Asia Program

Jonathan Bogais is a sociologist (political sociology and intercultural psychology), a specialist in foreign affairs, and a strategic adviser with over three decades of academic and practical experience working in complex environments. His expertise is in violence, conflict, and compromise and also explores terrorism, intercultural relations, ethnoculturalism and ethnonationalism, negotiation, peacebuilding, and geosecurity. His area of expertise is Southeast Asia and the west Pacific, with a special focus on Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. He has served as an analyst, strategic adviser, negotiator, and foreign correspondent and has had ongoing involvement in several UN international missions and peacebuilding initiatives. Dr. Bogais is an associate professor (adjunct) in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, School of Social and Political Sciences, at the University of Sydney. He mentors postdoctoral researchers and is a research supervisor (Ph.D. and masters’ students). He teaches in various masters’ degree programs, including international security, psychology of violence, human rights and democratization, and development studies. He delivers short courses at the Graduate Institute for International Development in Geneva and acts as a Southeast Asia expert for the WZB Berlin Social Science Center in Germany. Dr. Bogais holds a master’s degree in intercultural psychology and a Ph.D. in sociology from Paris-Sorbonne.

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Email: jonathan.bogais [at]