F. Bernard Loesi

Ph.D. Student (2018 Cohort)
F. Bernard Loesi

Dissertation Project

Religious extremism patterns in Southeast Asia from Al-Qaeda to IS influence

Professional Background

Public servant


Foreign policy, public diplomacy



Frederick Bernard Loesi’s research interests include violent extremism and ideologies, de-radicalization, soft power, security, and connection of Middle East and Southeast Asia regions, as well as how U.S foreign policy counters religious militancy in Southeast Asia.

Bernard has been a foreign service officer at Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry since 2003, with most of his domestic and foreign assignments in information and public diplomacy areas. He earned his BA in International Relations from Universitas Jayabaya in Jakarta and his Master in Public Administration from Ateneo de Davao University in Davao, Philippines.

Grants & Fellowships

Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education, Indonesian Ministry of Finance, 2018

Dissertation Committee