Bann Seng Tan is assistant professor of international relations and political science. Bann was previously assistant professor of international relations at Bogazici University. He also taught at the College of William & Mary, Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY), and Hunter College, CUNY.
Bann Seng’s primary research interests include the causes and effects of democratisation. His current research focus is on the effective use of foreign aid in democracy promotion. A secondary focus is also on authoritarian reactions to disaster aid.
Bann Seng is the author of Aid and Democracy Promotion: Liberalization at the Margins, published in 2020. Review and Interviews about the book is available here .
He received a PhD from the City University New York, Graduate Centre.