Ph.D in International Relations Jinan University, Guangzhou People’s Republic of China.
Ph.D. in Political Science University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.
ROMMEL C. BANLAOI is the Chairman of the Board and the Executive Director of the Philippine Institute for Peace, Violence and Terrorism Research (PIPVTR) and Head of its Center for Intelligence and National Security Studies. He worked as professor of political science at the National Defense College of the Philippines (where he became Vice President), assistant professor in international studies at De La Salle University, instructor in political science at the University of the Philippines Los Banos. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Miriam College, Philippines. An author of a terrorism trilogy: Philippine Security in the Age of Terror (2010), Counter-Terrorism Measures in Southeast Asia (2009) and War on Terrorism in Southeast Asia (2004), Prof. Banlaoi has also authored at least 75 journal articles and book chapters published in the Philippines and abroad on regional security issues, Philippine foreign and defense policy, Philippine electoral politics, terrorism, and the peace process, among others.