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Current Visitors to POLIS

Current Visitors at POLIS

PAVATE FELLOW- Professor Jayashree Vivekanandan

Jayashree Vivekanandan is Assistant Professor at the Department ofInternational Relations, South Asian University, New Delhi, and is the D.C. Pavate Visiting Fellow at POLIS. Prior to joining SAU, she worked at The Energy and Resources Institute and was subsequently associated with the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi. Her research interests include the interface between history and international relations, Indian strategic thought and practice, memory politics, and transboundary resource governance in South Asia. She is the author of Interrogating International Relations: India's Strategic Practice and the Return of History, New Delhi and London: Routledge, 2011. 




Dr Charles I-hsin Chen is a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at POLIS. He is also a research associate in the Centre of Taiwan Studies at SOAS, University of London. He received his BA in politics from National Taiwan University, MSc in development studies and PhD in economics from SOAS in 2014. His doctoral thesis identifies the driving forces behind the mass privatisation of Chinese state-owned enterprises from the late 1990s. Charles served as the spokesman of Taiwan's Presidential Office (2015-16), and the spokesman and director of international affairs in the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) party (2014-15). His research interest covers a wide range of topics in China’s economic reform in the state sector, Taiwan’s party politics and election campaigns, cross-Strait political and economic relations, and the sovereignty disputes in the East and South China Seas. His current programme in the Centre for Rising Powers is to examine the legal and political impacts brought by the South China Sea arbitration on the formation of maritime governance in the South China Sea. He has over a hundred writings of editorials, columns, commentaries and letters published on Taiwan and international newspapers on various topics in recent years.



Yi Shin Tang is Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Relations of the University of São Paulo and Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Rising Powers in Summer 2017. Dr. Tang holds a PhD in Institutions, Economics and Law from the University of Ghent and an LLM from New York University and the National University of Singapore. He had previously held research positions at the Max Planck Institute for Competition and Innovation in Munich, the Faculty of Law of the University of Copenhagen, and Cornell University Law School, among others. His research interests broadly cover topics in international economic governance, including the WTO system, foreign investment regulation and competition policy in emerging powers. During his stay, Dr. Tang will examine the growing evidence of a distinctive competition policy emerging among the BRICS countries and how they have been challenging the established OECD and EU practices, through a systematic and critical analysis of legislation, case decisions and statements by BRICS competition authorities.




MICHAEL DUNNE is a former Visiting Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and was until recently a member of the Centre of Latin American Studies, working on US-Cuban relations.  Before joining Clare Hall on his retirement from the University of Sussex he had taught at the University of Maryland, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, the Netherlands Institute for International Relations at The Hague and the University of Bologna.  A graduate of the University of Oxford (where he read Literae Humaniores), he was a Woodrow Wilson graduate fellow at UC Berkeley.  He has lectured widely in the United States (on Capitol Hill as well as in law schools and history departments) and Europe (particularly to Italian audiences, from licei to think-tanks).  Major works include The United States and the World Court, 1920-1935 [1988] andCitizenship and Rights in Multicultural Societies [1995], the latter the British edition ofCittadinanza e diritti nelle società multiculturali [1994]. He is currently monitoring the US presidential election campaign and planning a study of the Monroe Doctrine.  His interests beyond the political history of the Americas, Europe and the Middle East lie in language(s) and translation, together with the social and ideological aspects of architecture and painting.



Dr Monserrat Guibernau earned her PhD in Social and Political Theory at King's College, Cambridge. She is a member of the Management Council at the Canada Blanch Centre at the LSE. 

Dr Guibernau has taught, researched and supervised graduate students at Queen Mary, having previously held an ESRC senior research fellowship at the University of Warwick and lectureships and a readership at the University of Barcelona and the Open University. She has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Quebec in Montreal, the University of Tampere, the Austrian Academy of Social Sciences, the London School of Economics and the University of Cambridge. She has lectured at New York University, Columbia University, Princeton, Harvard, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.  



An experienced crisis consultant and negotiator, Dr. Rosalind Raddatz is a postdoctoral research fellow at POLIS.  She studies negotiators and tactics in peace processes on the African continent, with a focus on intersections between culture, religion and politics.  Rosalind’s other research interests include Asian security networks in Kenya, as well as unaccompanied, minor refugee girls in East Africa.

Rosalind holds a PhD from the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, and was a Trudeau Foundation scholar (2010-2014).  Prior to pursuing post-graduate studies, Rosalind worked in documentary film, as well as being an award-winning photographer and writer.  



Victor Teo is Assistant Professor at the Department of Japanese Studies at the University of Hong Kong, and is the Doris Zimmern HKU-Cambridge Visiting Fellow at Hughes Hall and POLIS for Easter Term 2016. Dr Teo holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interest is on Sino-Japanese Relations, with particular emphasis on the globalization of Sino-Japanese competition, North Korean Affairs and China’s underground economy.  He is also one of the founding directors of DPRK Observatory, an NGO with a primary focus on the study of North Korean Affairs. While at Cambridge, Victor will be completing his monograph project on Contemporary Sino-Japanese Relations, as well as an article length project on International Law and the Resolution of Territorial Dispute between China and Japan.