Sofiah Jamil


Institutes on Environment, ’09

Sofiah is in the final stage of her Ph.D. studies at the Australian National University, focusing on the role of Islamic institutions in environmental awareness and action in Indonesia. She is also the co-founder of Hornbills, a company specializing in public communications training and consultancy. She was previously a researcher at the Centre for Non-Traditional Security on issues related to energy and environmental security, as well as disaster management in Asia. Sofiah has been a member of the Young Association of Muslim Professionals in Singapore since 2008.

Place of origin: Singapore      Current city: Singapore

B.A., Political Science and International Relations, University of Western Australia
M.Sc., International Relations, Nanyang Technological University
Ph.D. Candidate, The Australian National University

English, Malay, Indonesian, Arabic (basic)

“Since my program at the East-West Center, I feel more confident and positive in pursuing goals and have tended to be more proactive in encouraging others to pursue their passions as well.  I am more conscious of the gaps, similarities and differences among communities in the Asia Pacific, which encourages me to think about how more collaborative efforts can be done in the region. EWC has also connected me with a massive network of people, which has provided opportunities and access to funding for projects.”

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