Dr. Mahmud Syaltout obtained his doctoral degree on International Law, International Relations and Management from Université Paris 5 - Sorbonne René Descartes in 2010, with mention Très Honorable - Summa Cumlaude.

He is a former Executive Director of Center for Global Civil Society Studies (PACIVIS - Universitas Indonesia).

Dr. Syaltout has conducted at least more than 50 researches and studies on International Relations, European and Comparative Law, Economic and Business intelligence, Strategic Business Environment, Energy Security, History of Contemporary East Asia, Strategic Studies, Regionalism and Multilateralism, Diplomacy Studies, Development Policy Analysis, International Conflict Resolution, Public Awareness, Geopolitics and Geo-economics. He is also a specialist of Legal Drafting, Legal Game-Theory and Social and Political-Economy Research Methodology. He masters mixed methods and multidisciplinary approaches analysis using SPSS, EViews, Stata, Cartographica, QGIS, Gephi, Superdecisions, Vensim, Gambit, MAXQDA, and Beedoc Timeline 3D.

He teaches Strategic Business Environment (MM - FEB UI), Comparative Politics of Western Europe (Department of Politics - FISIP UI), European Law and European Social Research Methodology (European Studies - Pasca Sarjana UI), Globalisation, Global Power Dynamics, International Monetary Institution and ASEAN (Department of International Relations - FISIP UI).