Mely Caballero-Anthony

Associate Professor and Head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies


Associate Professor and Head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University


Mely Caballero Anthony is an Associate Professor and Head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University. She is also Secretary-General of the Consortium of Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia. Dr. Anthony previously served as the Director of External Relations at the ASEAN Secretariat.

Dr. Anthony has been the Principal Investigator of the RSIS Centre for NTS Studies’ projects for the MacArthur Foundation Asia Security Initiative (ASI), where she led and directed the research program on Internal and Cross-border Conflict Challenges and advised the Health and Human Security Programme. Her current research focuses on the broad theme of governance and non-traditional Security issues. She is also working on a project on revisiting regionalism in Asia.

Dr. Anthony’s research interests include regionalism and regional security in the Asia-Pacific, multilateral security cooperation, politics and international relations in ASEAN, conflict prevention and management, and human security. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on a broad range of security issues in the Asia-Pacific. Her latest publications, both single-authored and co-edited, include “The Responsibility to Protect in Southeast Asia: Opening Up Spaces for Advancing Human Security” (Pacific Review, 2012), “ASEAN and Climate Change: Building Resilience through Regional Initiative” (Routledge, 2012), and “Energy and Non-Traditional Security (NTS) in Asia” and “Rethinking Energy Security in Asia: A Non-Traditional View of Human Security” (both Springer, 2012).

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