Allan Layug

Allan Layug is a recent PhD graduate at the School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland and an Associate at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University.

His research interests include international theory, international security, global strategic thought/culture, global political theory, global intellectual history, theories of world order, global governance, ASEAN, Islam, US-China relations, China’s Grand Strategy, and Philippine politics and security relations. His PhD thesis, Global International Theory: Rethinking Order in World Politics, investigates the variegated conceptions of international order in the Western, Islamic, and Chinese worlds as a way to crystallize, conceptualize and problematize what ‘global international theory’ or ‘global theory’ looks like or might consist of.

His latest publication is an edited volume with Professor John Hobson of the University of Sheffield, Globalizing International Theory: The Problem with Western IR Theory and How to Overcome It. This was commissioned by Inanna Hamati-Ataya, one of the series editors of Routledge’s Worlding Beyond the West series. The book was launched at the Center for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge.