Kalyani Subbiah is currently a Masters student of Development Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. She has previously interned with her institute’s China Studies Centre, authoring a special report on China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative. Her research interests include international development and aid flows, China in global politics, Russia and NATO, and the Middle East. Kalyani plays the first violin with the Madras Musical Association Orchestra and is writing a novel set in 19th century Russia in her free time.
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Max Rodgers is a recent graduate of the University of Warwick, having successfully completed an MA in US Foreign Policy and prior to that a BA in Politics and International Studies. His research interests include US politics and foreign policy, particularly in a Cold War to present setting; international relations within the Asia-Pacific; the politics of intelligence/national security, and finally perceptions of US superpower status in the Obama and Trump eras. He has previously interned at the Spectator and in Parliament, as well as being the Summit Coordinator of the Warwick Economics Summit, the largest student run economics based conference in Europe.
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Marta Luzes recently completed her MA in International Development at the University of Warwick having written her dissertation on the topic of education and development, stressing the potential that critical pedagogy and a participatory approach in educational policies could have for the future of development. Her research interests also include the power of discourse narratives in the development field, gender challenges in the developing world and poverty alleviation strategies. Marta holds a BsC in Economics from the NOVA Business School of Economics, in Lisbon. She has previously interned for the World Fair Trade Organisation and for the UK based NGO Ibba School of South Sudan.
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