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3 July 2020 | Global Studies
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 & Youtube for our monthly events.


29 April 2020 | East West Center
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 Japan.


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 it here .


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 Northeast-Southeast Asia!


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.


I’m really 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'.

Great 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.


How does 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’ll be giving a talk on rivalry and institutionalism in the Mekong at the East West Center, Washington DC office on the 6 of September at 12pm. Details below, if you’d like to attend, please RSVP!


20 August 2019: | APSA Workshop
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 Room!


The audio for my talk on infrastructure and financialization at Columbia U. is now up! You can listen to the talk here: Infrastructure as Asset or Public Good