Steven Rood

Dr Steven Rood


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Ph.D. in Political Science, Boston University, 1981 ("Interpretation in American Electoral Studies")


Steven Rood has been in the Philippines since 1981 at the University of the Philippines – Baguio, The Asia Foundation, and Social Weather Stations.

Currently Visiting Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Change, and Fellow-in-Residence and Board Member of Social Weather Stations, he is the author of The Philippines: What Everyone Needs to Know ® (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Previously, Steven was Professor of Political Science at the University of the Philippines Baguio from 1981-1999 (Research Program Director, Cordillera Studies Center).

From 1999 - 2017 he was the Philippine Country Representative at The Asia Foundation.

Research interests

Philippine Politics and Society


Conflict Management and Peace Processes

Public Opinion

Expertise Areas

  • Public Administration
  • Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific


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