Irawan Jati focuses his research on human security policy, especially on refugee policy in Southeast Asia. His research interests include human security and ASEAN politics. Jati has his B.A of International Relations from Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Master of Business Law from Universitas Gadjah Mada, and Master of Strategic Studies from the Australian National University. Previously, he served as the Head of Department of International Relations, Universitas Islam Indonesia.