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This book is a collection of seven chapters that offer a multifaceted analysis of the connections between Malaysia and Bosnia. It offers an interesting and informative account of the historical relations between the two countries. The book outlines the main issues that formed and shaped the relationship between Malaysia and Bosnia with the help of insights from academics and experts from both countries. The themes are organised based on the international relations setting. This edited volume has chapter contributions, with three chapters written by Malaysian academicians and another four written by Bosnian scholars and practitioners. Each chapter is self-contained and explores current themes like regionalisation, trade, socio-cultural, and diplomatic relations. Most of the topics have not been extensively researched or published previously. Consequently, this book offers a fair representation of both countries' perspectives on the topics that have been at the centre of bilateral relations over the past three decades. This book will be of interest to students of regional politics, state-building, foreign policy, and international relations.


Instructor Biography

SUSEELA DEVI Chandran is presently serving as an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies at UiTM, Shah Alam, Malaysia. She obtained her PhD in International Relations studies. Her area of interest is regional groupings in Southeast Asia, mainly ASEAN, and bilateral relations, especially between Malaysia and India. The author has published various papers and articles in reputable journals and magazines. The author has also written a book titled "Malaysia-India Relations: Bridging Closer in the Era of Globalisation". She is also involved in teaching Education in Human Values (EHV) and various service projects under the Sathya Sai International organisation of Malaysia, which is a non-governmental organisation.

 

Professor Datuk Dr. ROZIAH Mohd Janor is the first woman Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Malaysia. UiTM is a civic university that specialises in producing graduates in science, technology, business, creative industries, and humanities, with a mandate to improve the socio-economic status of the Bumiputeras. Prof. Datuk Roziah has held various leadership positions over the last 30 years, including Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International), Assistant Vice-Chancellor of the Institute of Quality and Knowledge Advancement (InQKA), Director of Curriculum Affairs, and Director of Academic Quality, and is a member of the Malaysian Board of Technologists. She has received numerous awards for her research, including a Gold Medal at INPEX, America's largest invention tradeshow. Prof. Datuk Roziah has overseen global initiatives that have resulted in several international accolades for UiTM. She spearheads several initiatives, including the First Living Lab in Kundasang, and the First Free WIFI and Internet Project for the Community Using White Space Technology. Her exemplary leadership and contributions to the university and beyond have been recognized through various awards and honours. Prof. Datuk Roziah is well-known for her meticulous work, personalized approaches, and mentoring of new talents to inspire the world via the narrative of Made in UiTM, Made for the World.

 

NOR HAFIZAH Mohamed Harith is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). She holds a PhD in Sociology and Anthropology from International Islamic University Malaysia. Her research interests among others, are Urban Sociology, Social Policy, Qualitative Research, Policy Analysis and Community Development. She has more than 20 years of teaching experience in undergraduate and postgraduate studies. She is actively involved in national research grants and is an active writer. Her recent publication, A Systematic Review on Vulnerabilities of Urban Poor Households, and A Preliminary Findings of Urban Poor Malay Households Livelihood Strategies in Klang Valley, Malaysia.

 

RADDUAN Yusof is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies (FSPPP) of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). Dr. Yusof's academic credentials include a bachelor's degree in economics with a specialisation in Public Administration, a master's in Public Administration, both from the prestigious University of Malaya, and a Ph.D. in Family Economics and Management from Universiti Putra Malaysia. Dr. Yusof's research interests are primarily focused on the areas of Social Security, Gerontology, and Knowledge Management. Currently, he is directing his efforts towards the Sustainable Development Goals and their integration into his research domains. Dr. Yusof has made significant contributions to academic scholarship, with his research being widely published in esteemed journals as well as in several book chapters.

 

EMIR Hadžikadunić is currently attached as a visiting lecturer at the Department of Political Science and International Relations-Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. He has a PhD in international relations from the International University of Sarajevo, an interdisciplinary master's degree from the University of Bologna/University of Sarajevo, and a degree from the International Islamic University, Malaysia. His extensive experience in international relations and foreign policy is based on vigorous theoretical applications in real-life situations. It includes professional service as Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to I.R. Iran (2010–2013) and Malaysia (2016–2020). His academic exposure includes lecturing and guest lectures at the Universiti Teknologi MARA (Malaysia), Sarajevo School of Science and Technology, the International University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), and Istanbul Ticaret University (Turkey). He has written extensively on international relations and foreign affairs for academic journals and international media; he has also authored two books and co-authored other publications. In his professional career, he also conducted consulting work for the EU, UNDP, OSCE, and USAID during their peace-building missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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