Chiara Cervasio

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Status and Security Dilemmas in Sino-India Relations

Supervisors: Professor Nicholas Wheeler; Dr Tsering Topgyal

Email: cxc889@student.bham.ac.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CervasioChiara

Chiara’s research examines the role of status and security dilemmas in determining regional and global security dynamics between India and China from the late 1980s onwards.

Her thesis promises to generate policy relevant proposals for developing security cooperation between China and India in the future, essential to developing peaceful ties between two states whose future relationship will be a key determinant of international security in the 21st century.

Profile

Chiara has a background in Political Science and International Relations (BSc + MSc). Before completing her bachelor in 2014, she has worked as an intern at the European University Institute, Fiesole (FI). She obtained her Master in 2017 specializing in Politics of Contemporary Asia and writing a dissertation on the Security Dilemma in Sino-India relations. At the ICCS, she co-convenes the Trust in World Politics working group and she actively collaborates in organising seminars and other activities. At POLSIS, she has organised the inaugural POLSIS first year PhD Conference in 2018.

Her research was awarded a PhD fees and bursary from the School of Government and Society (the University of Birmingham). Chiara also won the “Best Poster Award” at the University of Birmingham Research Poster Conference 2018.  

Research Overview

Chiara’s research examines the role of status and security dilemmas in determining regional and global security dynamics between India and China from the late 1980s onwards.

Her thesis promises to generate policy relevant proposals for developing security cooperation between China and India in the future, essential to developing peaceful ties between two states whose future relationship will be a key determinant of international security in the 21st century.

Research interests

  • International Relations Theory
  • International Security
  • Status in World Politics
  • Political Psychology and Emotions in Decision-Making
  • Trust in International Relations
  • Sino-India Relations
  • Indo-Pacific Security

Qualifications

  • BSc in Political Science and International Relations, University of Pisa, Italy
  • MSc in International Relations, Strategy and International Conflicts, University of Bologna, Italy

Teaching responsibilities

POLS 105 Introduction to International Relations (2018/2019)

G505H Fear, Cooperation, and Trust in World Politics (module co-convenor) (2019/2020)

Conferences

Presenter: China and India: Friends or Foes? (University of Birmingham Research Poster Conference 2018)

Presenter: Affective Maps of Trust: Investigating the Psychology of Anxiety, Risk, and Security in International Diplomatic Conflicts. (44th BISA Annual Conference 2019, London, UK).

Presenter: Trust Games: Emotionality in International Diplomacy. (ECPR General Conference 2019, Wroclaw, PL).

Discussant. Global Friends and Enemies: The Political Psychology of International Conflict and Cooperation (ECPR General Conference 2018, The University of Hamburg)

Discussant. The Political Psychology of Conflict and Cooperation. First Annual UK Political Psychology Conference 2018 (The University of Birmingham). 

Professional memberships

  • Political Studies Association (PSA)
  • ISA (International Studies Association)
  • BISA (British International Studies Association)