Sukmawani Bela Pertiwi


About Bela

Sukmawani Bela Pertiwi or Bela as her nickname is currently a faculty member in the Internatonal Relations Department, Bina Nusantara University. She serves as the subject content coordinator of courses on regionalism and area studies.

She received her bachelor degree from Department of International Relations, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in 2010. In 2014, she received her master degree on International Politics from American University, Washington, D.C., the United States.

Prior to joining the Bina Nusantara University in 2015, she was a lecturer in the Internatonal Relations Department, UGM, and also the manager of publication in the Institute of International Studies (IIS), UGM. She has also served as researcher in the Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies (PSSAT), UGM, in 2010-2015.

Research Interests

  • International Security;
  • Regionalism;
  • Southeast Asia



  • Samuel L. Sharp Award for Creative Work in International Relations at the Graduate Level, from School of International Service, American University, 2014
  • Fulbright Scholarship Program, from J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, 2012-2014
  • SIS Hall of Nations Award, from School of International Service, American University, 2012-2014
  • Leadership Enrichment and Regional Networkship (Learn) Award, from Temasek Foundation – National University of Singapore, 2010
  • Beasiswa Yayasan Astra Honda Motor, from Yayasan Astra Honda Motor, 2008-2010