Dr. Sorpong Peou is Full Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University and a member of the Yeates School of Graduate Studies. He is also President of Science for Peace, based at the University of Toronto, and a Member of the Eminent Persons Group at the Asian Political and International Student Association. He joined the Department 01 July 2013 following a three-year term as Chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Winnipeg (2010 to 2013), and served as Department Chair from 2013-2016. Prior to his appointment in Winnipeg, he was Professor of International Security at Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan), Canada-ASEAN Fellow, and Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore).
In addition to a PhD in International Relations and Comparative Politics from York University (Canada), Dr. Peou holds a Master of Arts (MA) in Political Science from York University (Canada), and a Bachelor of Arts Honours (BA Hon) in Political Science and Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Waterloo (Canada).
Dr Peou’s research and teaching interests are generally in the fields of Global Peace and Security Studies and Comparative Politics, with specialization in Global Governance, Security and Democracy Studies with a regional focus on the Asia-Pacific region.