I have a D.Phil in South Asian Studies from King’s College London. My research focuses on India’s multilateral behaviour as a rising power across a range of issue areas – climate change, trade, nuclear disarmament, and international public health.

My thesis charts and explains how India negotiates international rules by investigating the political economy around multilateral negotiations. The four cases I consider are Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) and World Trade Organization Accession (WTO).

Over the past few years, my research has broadly covered how rising powers like China and India have been interacting with the international order by mapping and explaining their engagement in specific issue areas, like health, energy and finance. Some of the writings under this thread have appeared in Global Policy, Global Health Governance and Policy and Society and in edited volumes from Routledge and Oxford University Press. Also, I was one of the co-authors of a UNDP China policy report in 2013 that mapped and outlined China’s current role in various multilateral institutions and their interests across the global governance landscape.

My latest policy pieces are available on my Medium Page.

Previously, I worked for the Global Issues Team at UNDP China in Beijing and the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the National University of Singapore.

I hold an Honours B.A. in Public Policy and Politics from the University of Toronto and M.A. in International Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands.


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