Navin Rajagobal

Social Sciences (International Relations)

Senior Lecturer
Director, Academic Affairs
Chair, Committee on Academic Standards
Chair, Student Academic Policy Advisory Committee


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Dr Navin Rajagobal’s teaching interests include foreign policy and diplomacy, international law and institutions, and international relations.

A member of Mensa, Dr Rajagobal holds a PhD from Monash University and a First Class BA (Honours) from the University of Tasmania, which were obtained under the auspices of Australian IPRS, MGS and TIS scholarships.

Prior to joining Yale-NUS, he was the founding Deputy Director of the Centre for International Law, a university-wide interdisciplinary research and capacity-building institute based at the National University of Singapore.

He has also served in international relations, public policy, strategic planning and government relations capacities with agencies such as the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) and the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR).

Trained by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Dr Rajagobal has represented Singapore at international negotiations relating to the United Nations, IAEA, ASEAN, SIDS, AOSIS, FTAs, RTAs and other forums.

He has also worked with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, ICRC, European Union, Council of Europe and other institutions on regional projects and programs.

Dr Rajagobal has been a District Councillor in Singapore’s South East Community Development Council (SECDC) from 2014 to present, and North East Community Development Council (NECDC) from 2010 to 2014, with a focus on education, youth, and corporate social responsibility matters.

Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
International Law and Institutions
International Relations

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Foreign Policy and Diplomacy: Issues and Practice