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Institute of Malaysian and International Studies

Prof. Dato’ Dr Rashila Ramli

Email: Phone: + 603-8921 3949

Current Position: Director

Specialisation: Global Governance, Human Security, Gender and Politics


  • PHD in Political Science, Northern Arizona University- 1995
  • MBA in Management, Northern Arizona University- 1987
  • Sc. Chemistry, Western Illinois University- 1984



  • Promoting Social Inclusion through Public Policies (2014-2016)
  • Youth Language My Culture (2015-2020)
  • Human Security in Asia-Pacific (2009-2013)
  • Gender, Governance and Political Participation in Asia Pacific (2006-2009) - Principal Researcher
  • Rural Women and Development (2001-2003) - Principal Researcher


Akademika (1998-2005) Journal of International Relations (UUM): 2004-present) 

REVIEWS:  Akademika, Third World Quarterly (TWR)


  1. Rashila Ramli , Sity Daud, Zarina Othman. 2015. Human Security in Archipelagic Southeast Asia. Bangi: UKM Press
  2. Rashila Ramli and Nor Azizan Idris. 2013.  Keselamatan Insan di Malaysia dan Indonesia: Dari Pemerdagangan Manusia ke Pemanasan Global. Bangi: UKM Press
  3. Rashila Ramli and Saliha Hassan. 2009. “Women  and Political Development in Malaysia:  New Millenium, New Politics.” In Jamilah Ariffin (pytn).  Readings on Women and Development in Malaysia-A Sequel tracing four Decades of Change . Kuala Lumpur:  MPH Press, pp 71-98.
  4. Rashila Ramli. 2008  Pemerkasaan Wanita dalam Politik Malaysia:  Pengamatan dan Analisis. Jurnal Kajian Politk dan Masalah Pembangunan (Indonesia).  4(1): 185-194.
  1. Rashila Ramli. 2008. Southeast Asia Assoc. For Gender Studies -Malaysian Chapter: Bridging the Gap between Academicians and Practitioners. In Cecilia Ng and Rashidah Shuib. A Profile of Women and Gender Studies in Malaysia. Penang: KANITA/USM, 55-60.
  2. Rashila Ramli. 2007. “Gender dan Politik Antarabangsa: Keselamatan untuk siapa?” In Ramdan Panigoro (ed.) Isu dan permasalahan Politik dan Budaya. Bandung:  UNPAD-UKM, 313 - 312
  3. Rashila Ramli. 2007. “Malaysia-Japan Relations:  The Role of Bureaucracy in National development” In Ronald Holes (ed.) Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Southeast Asia. Philippines: PSSRC, 40-59.
  1. Rashila Ramli , 2006, Women`s Leadership in the Era of Globalisation: Opening Doors of Opportunities , Journal Of Social Sciences Research (Japan). (59)18: 51-69.
  2. Rashila Ramli. 2004. Malaysian Youth:  From Government policies to Grassroots Aspirations” In F. Gale and S. Fahey (eds.) Youth in Transition:  The challenges of generational Change in Asia.”  Bangkok: UNESCO, 5-19.

Rashila Ramli, 2003 . The Multiple Roles of Rural Women during the 1999 Election: The Case of FELDA J8 , In Francis Loh Kok Wah dan Johan Saravanamuttu New Politics in Malaysia . Singapore: ISEAS, 129-140.

PhD (Political Science), Northern Arizona University; MBA (Management), Northern Arizona University; BSc (Chemistry), Western Illinois University.

Areas of Research
Global Governance, Human Security, Gender and Politics