Astrid S. Tuminez
Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez is Regional Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs in Southeast Asia for Microsoft Corporation. She previously served as Vice Dean of Research at the Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Prior to joining the LKY School, Dr. Tuminez was Senior Research Associate of the Philippine Facilitation Project of the United States Institute of Peace. She was also a Senior Fellow of the Southeast Asian Research Centre of the City University of Hong Kong. Dr. Tuminez has been a Senior Advisor, Strategy and Programs, for the Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria. She is also the former Director of Research for alternative investments at American International Group (AIG) Global Investment Corporation. In the early 1990s, she ran the Moscow office of the Harvard Project on Strengthening Democratic Institutions. Dr. Tuminez is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her publications include Russian Nationalism Since 1856: Ideology and the Making of Foreign Policy (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000), journal articles, and opinion pieces. Dr. Tuminez earned her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.