Mely Caballero-Anthony served as Director of External Relations at the ASEAN Secretariat until May 2012. She also served in the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters and Security and was a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Conflict Prevention. She has led a number of global and regional research projects on international security and global governance. In 2017, she co-chaired the Global Reflection Group on the ‘Monopoly of the Use of Force- 2.0’ that brought together 21 scholars from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas that examined the nature of security provision in times of uncertainty. She was also the principal investigator of the MacArthur Asia Security Initiative (ASI) project of Internal Security Challenges in Asia and Cross-Border Implications and was Co-Chair of the Second Murdoch Commission on Food Security, Trade and Partnership in Asia. From 2015-2017, she was Vice President at-large of the Governing Council of the International Studies Association (ISA) and is a member of the ISA’s Global South Task Force. She had held visiting fellowship at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University in 2015. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on a broad range of security issues in the Asia-Pacific.
Regionalism and multilateralism in the Asia-Pacific, human security and non-traditional security, conflict prevention, global governance
Global Health Security - COVID-19 and Global Health Diplomacy: Can Asia Rise to the Challenge? April 2, 2020
Global Health Security - The Burden of COVID-19: Urgent Need for Social Safety Nets, March 19, 2020
The Wuhan Virus Pandemic: What Next? January 31, 2020
Resilience in the Face of Disruptions, February 19, 2019
Negotiating Governance on Non-Traditional Security in Southeast Asia and Beyond, New York: Columbia University Press, 2018