Bonn Juego has been Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland since 2014 with research, teaching and publication record in the fields of global political economy and development studies, and in the geographical areas of Southeast Asia and the Global South.
As NIAS Guest Researcher, Bonn is initiating a Nordic-wide consortium project on “The Political Economy of Contemporary Nordic-Asia Development Relations.” The project aims to generate a new empirical and theoretical understanding of the so-called “private turn” in recent foreign policy of Nordic donor governments focused on economic diplomacy and private sector development. Its findings will have significant implications for both developed and developing countries in terms of democratization processes and feasible development strategies.
Bonn regards NIAS as an important part of his academic nurturing, starting off as a recipient of the SUPRA Nordic Scholarships for MA and PhD in 2005 and 2007, respectively. He earned his PhD in Development and International Relations from Aalborg University, Denmark (2013); MA in Regional Integration from the Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (2005); and BA in Political Science from the University of the Philippines (2000).
In addition to his academic appointments, Bonn has professional stint working at the government, a grant-providing foundation, in civil society organizations, in development consulting, and a business school.
Here is a link to Bonn’s university profile, which includes a list of his current research projects, media coverage, speaking engagements, papers and publications.