SSN4PSI Advisory Board

Alex Bello Brillantes, Jr., PhD

Alex B. Brillantes, Jr, is Professor at the National College of Public Administration and Governance at the University of the Philippines where he also served as its Dean. He obtained his PhD and MA in Political Science from the University of Hawaii as scholar of the East West Center, and MPA and AB Political Science from the University of the Philippines. Brillantes is President of the Asian Association for Public Administration and also President of the Philippine Society for Public Administration.

Brillantes was a Commissioner (Deputy Minister) of the Commission on Higher Education from 2013 to 2017 where he served as Chair of the Boards of Regents of 21 State Universities and Colleges in the Philippines. Brillantes also was Executive Director of the Local Government Academy of the Department of Interior and Local Government from 1992 to 1998


As a scholar, Professor Brillantes has published articles on public administration and governance and institutions, decentralization,  development administration, public sector reform and leadership  in several local and international journals He has written three books, Dictatorship and Martial Law (1986); The Philippine Presidency (1994); and Innovations and Excellence in Local Governance (2003). He has also served as consultant of several international agencies including the Asian Development Bank the  World Bank, United States Agency for International Development, Japan International Cooperation Agency, United Nations Development Program,  Australian Agency for international Development  and the European Union. Brillantes was visiting Professor in Kobe University, Meiji University and the Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies in Japan; Visiting Fellow at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia; delivered lectures at the National Institute of Development Administration in Bangkok, Thailand, Tunghai University of Taiwan. the Euromed School in Marseilles, France and the Sungkyunkwan University in Korea.