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Current Visitors to POLIS

Current Visitors at POLIS


PAVATE FELLOW - Dr Amrita Jash

Dr Amrita Jash is an Associate Fellow at the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), New Delhi.  She holds a Ph.D in Chinese Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her Doctoral Thesis is titled: “China’s Perceptions of Japan: A Study of Historical Memories as an Agency, 2002-2012”. She has been a recipient of graduate fellowship by the University Grants Commission (2011-2016), GOI. She was a fellow under the "US-INDIA-CHINA Initiative" (2013), School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, a researcher under a study trip offered by the Ministry of Commerce, P.R.C., and a researcher under Harvard-Yenching-Nanching programme (2015). 

Her research has appeared in nine edited books, International Journals such as  East Asian Policy, Review of Global Politics, Strategic Analysis, Yonsei Journal, China Report, Maritime Affairs and Strategic Vision. She has also published in forums such as CSIS, RSIS, Huffington Post, E-IR, Asia Times, Munk School of Global Affairs, Crawford School, ISDP, China-India Brief, IPP Review, SADF, I-A Forum, Gateway House, China Focus and others. Her research interests are China’s foreign policy, strategic and security issues, China-India and China-Japan relations.



Mehmet Erman Erol is a political economist with a research focus on the (international) political economy of Turkey and the MENA region. He received an MA in IPE (2011) and a PhD in Politics (2016), both from the University of York, UK. His PhD thesis was entitled State, Crisis, Class: The Politics of Economic Restructuring in Turkey in the 2000s. During his PhD study, he worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and contributed to the teaching of International Politics module. More recently, he has worked as a Lecturer in Politics at Ordu University, Turkey, from 2016 to 2019. During this post, he taught International Political Economy, Introduction to Politics, International Organizations, Turkish & MENA Political Economy. He has been published in the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, Review of Radical Political Economics, and Political Studies Review, with op-eds in SPERI, LSE Middle East Centre, Research Turkey and Socialist Project. His current research is on the rising significance of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) in the global political economy; with a particular focus on Turkey's recently established SWF.


Patrick Mullarkey is a visiting scholar at POLIS, undertaking research for one term at the Forum on Geopolitics. Patrick has an MA in history and currently works as a civil servant at the Ministry of Defence. His research at POLIS focuses on the role and importance of leadership amongst non-state actors, particularly within violent extremist organisations.


Simon Benton is an employee at the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and a visiting scholar at POLIS. He has a previous academic background, completing both an Ancient History Degree at the University of Birmingham and a master’s degree in Intelligence and Security at Brunel University. While at POLIS he will be researching Chinese economic, political and military influence in Latin America and the Caribbean and the subsequent effects it may have or be having on UK interests in the region.


Tom Storey is an employee at the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and a visiting scholar at POLIS.