Dean and Professor Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman Philippines
Dr. Henelito A. Sevilla, Jr. is currently the Dean of the University of the Philippines Asian Center and Professor of Asian and Philippine Studies of the same institution where he also serves as its West Asia Studies Coordinator since 2008. He earned his PhD in International Relations at the Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran, Iran where he specialized foreign policy, political economy, resource competition, Filipino migration and Muslim concerns in the global south. He has researched and published numerous articles in International Relations, Philippine Foreign Policy, and the Middle East both in local and international peer reviewed journals. He has also represented the Philippines in various academic fora and conferences abroad and has consulted regularly by media and think tanks.
He served as the founding president of the Philippine-Middle East Studies Association (PMESA) as well as one of the board of advisors for the Philippines International Studies Organization (PHISO) among others.