Jacques Bertrand is a professor of political science and director of the M.A. program in Asia-Pacific studies at the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, and a core faculty member of the Asian Institute’s Centre for Southeast Asian Studies, of which he was the founding director (2010–2012).
A graduate of Princeton University (Ph.D.), Jacques also holds degrees from the London School of Economics and McGill University. His work has focused mainly on ethnic conflict, nationalism and democratic politics in Southeast Asia. He is the recipient of several grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and from the United States Institute of Peace. His books include Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Indonesia (Cambridge, 2004); Multination States in Asia: Accommodation or Resistance (Cambridge, 2010); Political Change in Southeast Asia (Cambridge, 2013); and Democratization and Ethnic Minorities: Conflict or Compromise? (Routledge, 2014).