Deputy Executive Director for Research
Centre for Strategic and International Studies
Shafiah F. Muhibat joined CSIS in December 2000. She is currently the Deputy Executive Director for Research (since January 2022) — previously she was the Head of Department of International Relations (2018-2021) and Deputy Head of Department of Politics and International Relations (2016-2017).
Her research interests include issues of regional security in the Indo-Pacific, ASEAN, maritime security, Indonesia’s foreign policy, and development cooperation. In 2017, she joined the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) Singapore as a Senior Fellow at the Maritime Security Programme for one year. She was the Chief Editor of The Indonesian Quarterly, a quarterly academic journal published by CSIS, from 2013 to 2016; Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy in Hamburg, Germany, from 2009 to 2012; and has received various scholarships and research grants, among others from the German Academic Exchange Service, the Managing Global Governance Network, USAID, JICA, and Korea Foundation. She served in the panel of jury for the 2022 and 2021 Adam Malik Award.
She earned a masters degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2003 and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Hamburg in 2013.
Research Interest : Regional Security, Southeast Asia, Asia Pacific, Maritime Security