Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Dr. Raymond Kwun-Sun Lau

Full Time Faculty
Assistant Professor

Ph.D in Political Science, University of Queensland, Australia
Master of International Relations, Macquarie University, Australia 

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 6152
Office: NAC 913

Curriculum Vitae


Born and raised in Hong Kong, Raymond Kwun-Sun Lau (@Raymondlauks) holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Queensland, Australia. He is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at North South University and was formerly a Lecturer in History at Hong Kong Baptist University. In addition, he is the Book Reviews Editor of Africa Review, an interdisciplinary academic journal of the African Studies Association of India (ASA India), and a former Treasurer of Hong Kong Political Science Association (HKPSA). His teaching and research interests include international relations after 1945, international comparative studies of genocide and mass atrocities, the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and humanitarian intervention, African studies and Africa-China relations, Chinese foreign policy and Hong Kong politics. Dr. Lau is the author of Responding to Mass Atrocities in Africa: Protection First and Justice Later (London & New York: Routledge, 2022).


Lau, Raymond Kwun-Sun 2022, Responding to Mass Atrocities in Africa: Protection First and Justice Later. London and New York: Routledge. 

Book Chapter 

Lau, Raymond Kwun-Sun (Forthcoming) ‘Between Indo-Pacific and the BRI: US-China geopolitical competition in the post Covid-19 world’, in BRI and The Indo-Pacific: From a Realist Prism, Bhavna Singh, Editor. London & New York: Routledge

Lau, Raymond Kwun-Sun 2020 ‘Africa-China Relations in the Context of Belt and Road Initiative: Realizing African-Chinese Dreams for Common Development?’, in China’s Globalization and the Belt and Road Initiative, Jean A. Berlie, Editor. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-3-030-22289-5.

Lau, Raymond Kwun-Sun 2020 ‘Getting Beyond the Somalia Syndrome? Revisiting the United States’ Intervention in Liberia 15 Years Later’, in Reimagining Justice, Human Rights and Leadership in Africa: Challenging Discourse and Searching for Alternative Paths, Everisto Benyera, Editor. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-25143-7.

Lau, Raymond Kwun-Sun 2016 ‘Protection First, Justice Later? Stopping Mass Atrocities in Northern Uganda’, in Civilian Protection in the 21st Century: Governance and Responsibility in a Fragmented World, Alistair D.B. Cook and Cecilia Jacob, Editors. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780199467501.

Journal Article

Lau, Raymond Kwun-Sun (Forthcoming) ‘The rise and fall of China’s ‘peaceful Rise’: Implications for US-China geopolitical competition in the Indo-Pacific’, Stosunki MiÄ™dzynarodowe – International Relations

Lau, Raymond Kwun-Sun (Forthcoming) 'Time is on Beijing's side? Exploring the changing dynamics of the triangular relationship among Taiwan, China and Africa', International Studies 

Lau, Raymond Kwun-Sun 2019 'The Political Predicament of the pan-democrats in Hong Kong under Chinese rule: Being victims or beneficiaries?', Asian Education and Development Studies (Vol. 8, No. 4), pp. 498-510. 

Op-ed and Commentary

Lau, Raymond Kwun-Sun. 2019 ‘Freedom, peace, justice achieved? Sudan’s power-sharing deal after Omar al-Bashir’s ouster’, Vol 7· Issue 9·September 2019, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Diplomatist.

Lau, Raymond Kwun-Sun 2017 'Macau's Legislative Assembly elections: Hong Kong's perspective', 25 September, Macau Observer (in Chinese)

Lau, Raymond Kwun-Sun 2013 'Australia, UN Security Council and the Crisis in Darfur’, no. 508 – 30 July 2013, Right Now: Human Rights in Australia

Lau, Raymond Kwun-Sun 2007 'Blairism: myth and reality', 7 June, Lianhe Zaobao Singapore (in Chinese)

2019 United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia Non-Degree Faculty Enrichment Grant

2018 Hong Kong Baptist University Short-term Staff Development Grant

2012 The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific (AFSAAP) Conference Support Grants

2011 The University of Queensland International Scholarship

2010-11 The University of Queensland School of Political Science and International Studies Research Committee Funding

2009-10 The University of Queensland SBS Faculty International Tuition Fee Scholarship

PhD in Political Science (University of Queensland, Australia)

Master of International Relations (Macquarie University, Australia)

BA (Hons.) in Humanities (Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)


University Lecturer, Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong (2015-21)

Research Fellow, Modern History Research Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong (2015-21)

University Lecturer (part-time), Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong (2014)

University Lecturer (part-time), Department of Social Science, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK), Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong (2014)

University Tutor/ Teaching Assistant, School of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS), The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia (2012-13)

CATI Social Research Reviewer (part-time), Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.(2008-12)


Administrative Assistant Volunteer, Office of Hon. Michael Johnson MP, Federal Member for Ryan, Parliament of Australia (2009-10)

POL 101 Introduction to Political Science 

TreasurerHong Kong Political Science Association (HKPSA) (2016-2020)

Member, Center for Peace Studies (CPS), South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG), North South University, Bangladesh (2021-present)

Member, Philippine International Studies Organization (PHISO) (2019-present)

Book Review Editor, Africa Review, Routledge, London, United Kingdom (2021-present)

East Asia Regional Editor, International Journal of Politics and Security (IJPS), Dergipark, Turkey (2021-present)

Peer Reviewer, The St Antony's International Review (STAIR), University of Oxford (2014)

Peer Reviewer, The Asian Education and Development Studies (AEDS), Emerald Publishing, Bingley, United Kingdom (2019-present)


  • International Relations/ Global Politics after 1945
  • International comparative studies of genocide and mass atrocities
  • Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and humanitarian intervention
  • African studies/ Africa-China relations
  • Chinese foreign policy
  • Hong Kong Politics