Herman Joseph S. Kraft, MA
Professor of Political Science

Office: Silangang Palma
Trunkline: (63 2) 8981 8500 local 2380
Email: hskraft@up.edu.ph
Links: Google Scholar

Herman Joseph S. Kraft is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of the Philippines at Diliman, Quezon City. He is also concurrently a Convenor of the Strategic Studies Program of the Center for Integrative and Development Studies at the University of the Philippines. He has been working on and published articles and book chapters on issues concerning ASEAN, regional security in Southeast Asia, security sector reform, and intra-state conflict in the Philippines. In his capacity as a continuing student of international relations and security, he has given talks at the Foreign Service Institute, the National Defense College of the Philippines, the different services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, in different fora organized by the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Department of National Defense, and various educational institutions in and outside the Philippines. His latest publications include: “Great Power Dynamics and the Waning of ASEAN Centrality in Regional Security” (2017); “The Ebb and Flow of Civil Society Involvement in ASEAN” (2017); “In Defense of the Philippines: Assessing the factors affecting the country’s external defense environment” (2014-2015) with Jay L. Batongbacal , Nelson G. Cainghog, and Jaime B. Naval; and “Philippine Security Outlook for 2015: Shifting to an external defense posture” (2015).

  • Master of Arts (Strategic Studies), Australian National University, 1994
Research Interests

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); Southeast Asian Security; Philippines-US Security Relations

Courses Taught
  • POLSC 11
  • POLSC 110
  • POLSC 144
  • POLSC 180
  • POLSC 181
  • POLSC 182
  • POLSC 183
  • POLSC 199
  • IS 201
  • IS 203
  • IS 263
  • IS 267
  • IS 290
Recent Publications

“Pedro L: Baldoria,” in Jorge V. Tigno, ed. Twentieth-Century Philippine Political Thinkers: Selected Readings (Diliman, Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2018): 30-34.

“Beyond the transmission of ideas: Pedro L. Baldoria and the field of geopolitics in the Philippines,” Philippine Political Science Journal (2018) DOI:10.1080/01154451.2018.1535877

“ASEAN Centrality in Testing Times,” ASEAN Focus No. 25 Issue 6 (December 2018):8-9

“The Rise,” League Magazine (June-July 2018):42-43

“The New Southbound Policy of Taiwan,” League Magazine (April-May 2018):22-24

“Why go Federal?” League Magazine (February-March 2018):22-24

“The Ebb and Flow of Civil Society Involvement in ASEAN,” in Edna E. A. Co and Carlos C. Tabunda, Jr., eds. The ASEAN Drama: Half a Century and Still Unfolding. Quezon City and Pasig City: University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies and the Development Academy of the Philippines, 2017, pp. 101-120