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Seton Hall University

Ann Marie Murphy, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of the Center for Foreign Policy Studies
School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Dr. Ann Marie Murphy joined the School of Diplomacy and International Relations in 2004. Dr. Murphy is also a Senior Research Scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, a founding partner of the New York Southeast Asia Network, and a 2019-2020 ASEAN Research Program Fulbright Scholar.

Dr. Murphy’s research interests include international relations in Asia, political development in Southeast Asia, U.S. foreign policy toward Southeast Asia, and the rise of transnational security issues. She is co-author (with Amy Freedman) of Non-Traditional Security Issues in Southeast Asia: the Transnational Dimension, (2018) and co-editor (with Bridget Welsh) of Legacies of Engagement in Southeast Asia (2008). Dr. Murphy’s articles have appeared in journals such as Asian Security, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Orbis, Asia Policy, World Politics Review and PS: Political Science & Politics. She has received research awards from the Smith Richardson Foundation, the National Asia Research Program, the Social Science Research Council and the U.S. Fulbright program.

Dr. Murphy’s research and analysis has been commissioned by the National Bureau of Asian Research, the Asia Foundation, Freedom House, the National Defense University, Oxford Analytica and government agencies. She has participated in projects organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Stanley Foundation, the Center for Global Counter-Terrorism Cooperation, the United States-Indonesia Society, and the Indonesian Embassy. Dr. Murphy has briefed congressional staffers on Indonesia, lectured at the Foreign Service Institute and monitored Indonesia's first direct presidential election as a member of the Carter Center delegation. Her opinion pieces have been published by, World Politics Review, Asia Times, PacNet Newsletter, opinionasia, the Nelson Report and the East Asia Forum. She serves on the editorial board of Asia Policy.