I am joining the Department of Global Studies at Bentley University this autumn as Assistant Professor of Global Studies. After nearly a decade in the UK, I am excited to join new colleagues and friends in Boston!
Catch a panel discussion on Southeast Asian National Responses to Covid-19, moderated by me and hosted by ASEAS(UK) via Zoom or Facebook Live at 10am BST / 5pm Manila/Singapore/KL/4pm Bangkok. You can re-watch the discussion here
Excited to launch the University of Manchester Centre for Crisis Studies & Mitigation Web Series. Follow along on Twitter: @UMCrisisStudies
for our monthly events.
I presented on-going research on US-Japan-Southeast Asian infrastructure regulation at the East West Center DC via online webinar.
I will be a panellist at the Indo-Pacific Conference on Strengthening
Governance of Transboundary Rivers in Bangkok, 20 February 2020 at the
Lancaster Hotel. Catch me there!
Catch me on the sustainable finance panel at the 2020 ASEAN Youth Summit
at LSE at 1:30pm. I will be the first speaker and dialling in from
I will spend the month of February as a Visiting Fellow at the Centre
for Rules-Making Strategy at Tama University, Tokyo! I will also visit
Hiroshima City University. If you are in Japan and want to touch base,
please get in touch!
I will also spend the month of March 2020 in Washington DC as a Visiting
Fellow at the East West Center in DC. I will be liaising with
policymakers and academics while researching ways to improve
US-Japan-Southeast Asian relations in improving uptake of
socio-environmental standards in the finance sector.
I have a piece about the recent ICJ provisional measures concerning the
Gambia vs. Myanmar Case at the Hague in the Conversation. You can read
I’m thrilled to join and help establish the University of Manchester’s
new Centre for Crisis Studies & Mitigation. To learn more about the
Centre, follow on Twitter (@UMCrisisStudies
) and check out the website
I have been named a 2020 Mansfield Foundation and Henry Luce Foundation
Asia Policy Scholar! Incredibly honoured to join a wonderful cohort of
people working at the research-policy interface to advance research on
As part of the FutureDAMS research consortia, I will be holding
workshops on infrastructure planning and finance in Yangon – at the
Department for Water and Environmental Studies at Yangon University on
30 October, and at a separate roundtable for civil society groups at the
Mercure Yangon on the 31st of October. A workshop for government
officials will be held in Nay Pyi Taw on 4 November.
excited to be part of this year’s LSE Inclusive Economies themed Seminar
Series on Financialization, Development & Economic Inclusion. I’m
kicking it off on Oct 16th with a talk on 'Fast Finance: Who Gives a
Dam? Perils and Pitfalls of Asymmetric South-South Finance'.
lineup for the rest of the year covering diverse aspects & domains of
financialization of dev’t! Location: Old Anthropology Library, 6th
Floor, Old Building, Wed. Fortnightly, 5:00 - 6:30pm.
global export finance competition in the infrastructure and energy
sectors impact the environment, and what are the implications for
borrowing countries? Find out at the John Hopkins SAIS seminar series
where I’ll be giving a talk on Thursday 5 September, from 12:30 - 1:45 -
if you’re in the DC area, all welcome.
I will be at APSA 2019
this year! Feel free to email me if you would like to meet up, I’ll be
at the APSA Asia reception on Friday the 30th at the Marriott Truman