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Sofiah Jamil

Sofiah Jamil
Adjunct Research Associate
DID: +65 6513 2037
Climate Change, Environmental Security and Natural Disasters Programme, and Energy and Human Security Programme
Email: issofiah@ntu.edu.sg

Sofiah Jamil is an Adjunct Research Associate in the Centre for NTS Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS,) Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Sofiah was previously Associate Research Fellow at the Centre for NTS Studies, where she co-led two programmes—Climate Change, Environmental Security and Natural Disasters, and Energy Security. Sofiah’s contribution to the Centre span at least 5 years since mid-2006, when she first joined RSIS as Research Analyst and was primarily involved in running the activities of the Consortium of Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia (NTS-Asia). She writes regularly for the Centre, focusing on policy-relevant perspectives on the environment in the Asian region.

Sofiah graduated from the University of Western Australia in mid-2006. She majored in Political Science and Anthropology. She was conferred upon graduation a 2nd Class Honours (Upper) in Political Science and International Relations. Her honours thesis is entitled "Oh I See!" - The Organisation of Islamic Conference's Enlightened Moderation Agenda. She has also been conferred a Master of Science (International Relations) from RSIS, NTU in mid-2010. Her MSc dissertation was entitled 'Democracies and Effective Climate Change Mitigation: An Indonesian Case Study'.

In 2009, Sofiah was part of the pioneer batch of the United States Institute of the Environment (USIE), a programme funded by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and hosted by the East-West Center. She also serves on the Board of Management of the Young Association of Muslim Professionals (Young AMP) in Singapore.

She is keenly interested in contemporary Muslim politics, human security, migration and environmental issues. Her blog, The Green Bush, documents her thoughts on environmentalism, with a focus on Muslim states and communities.

Sofiah is currently pursuing her PhD (International, Political, Strategic Studies) at the Australian National University on the topic of Islamic Environmental Initiatives in Indonesia.

List of Selected Publications

  1. Curbing a Culture of Careless Consumption, Presentation during the "Going Green" Panel of the Young Leaders Forum, 6th World Islamic Economic Forum, 18 May 2010
  2. Changing Cityscapes: Signs of Development or Disaster?, Sofiah Jamil and Irene A. Kuntjoro, NTS Perspectives, May 2010
  3. Civil Society Actions and Reactions to COP15, Irene A. Kuntjoro and Sofiah Jamil, NTS Alert January 2010 (Issue 2)
  4. Update on COP15: States’ Deliberations and Decisions, Irene A. Kuntjoro and Sofiah Jamil, NTS Alert January 2010 (Issue 1)
  5. Ensuring Good Health During the Hajj in a Time of the H1N1 Pandemic, Sofiah Jamil and Julie Balen, NTS Alert November 2009 Special Edition
  6. Typhoon Kestana: Asia's Katrina, Mely Caballero-Anthony, Irene A. Kuntjoro & Sofiah Jamil, RSIS Commentaries, 2 October 2009
  7. "Lifting the Lid Off Xinjiang’s Insecurities", Sofiah Jamil and Roderick Chia NTS Insight, 01/September 2009
  8. Muslims and their Environment: Advocating a Green Deen, Visions 2009 - an annual publication by the National University of Singapore's Muslim Society
  9. "Post-Kyoto Protocol: Changing A Climate of Denial?", (8 April 2009) Sofiah Jamil, RSIS Commentaries No. 36
  10. Report on the United States Institute on the Environment, Hosted by the East West Center, Hawaii., 10 May - 21 June 2009
  11. "Islam & Environmentalism: Greening Our Youth" in Igniting Thought, Unleashing Youth: Perspectives on Muslim Youth and Activism in Singapore, Select Books, Singapore
  12. "Weighing Issues: Human Security in ASEAN's Fight For Food", Irene Kuntjoro and Sofiah Jamil,NTS Insight, 02/October 2008
  13. "Managing Food Fights from Food Rights in ASEAN", Mely Caballero-Anthony, Sofiah Jamil & Irene Kuntjoro, RSIS Commentaries, 53, 28 April 2008.
  14. "The Rush for Nuclear Energy in Southeast Asia: Promises and Pitfalls", Mely Caballero- Anthony & Sofiah Jamil, RSIS Commentaries, 23 July 2007
  15. "Singapore Can Play a Unique Role in the Muslim World", Sofiah Jamil, The Straits Times, 9 June 2007
  16. "OIC's Journey to Enlightenment", Sofiah Jamil, RSIS Commentaries, 7 June 2007
  17. "Climate Change and the Muslim World: The OIC Could Do With Captain Planet", Sofiah Jamil RSIS Commentaries, 14 Feb 2007
  18. "Clearing up ASEAN's Hazy Relations", Sofiah Jamil, IDSS Commentary, 25 Oct 2006 - Also published in The Straits Times, 28th Oct 2006, Pg. S10


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