Invited Talks

  • (2023) ‘Pax Autocratica: China and the Future of the International Order’, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies, Durham University, February 20.  [Public Lecture]
  • (2022) ‘The End of the Liberal Order and the Return of Geopolitics?’, European International Studies Association (EISA) 15th Pan-European Conference on International Relations (PEC 2022), Athens, September 1.  [Semi-Plenary Panel]  [declined]
  • (2022) ‘Interdisciplinarity in Foreign Policy Analysis’, Foreign Policy Research Network, University of Edinburgh, July 1.  [Roundtable Discussion]
  • (2021) ‘China’s Role Performance in Climate Change Governance’, International Relations Research Group, University of Edinburgh, November 29.  [as a Discussant]  [declined]
  • (2021) ‘The Biden Administration and Foreign Policy’, School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, February 5. [Roundtable Discussion]
  • (2021) ‘Dawning of the Asian Century’, King Edward’s School Speaker Series, Birmingham, January 27.
  • (2020) ‘Is The End of the West Overdone?’, HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, Institute of Art and Ideas, December 7.  [Panel]  [declined]
  • (2020) ‘Illusions of Grandeur? Material and Perceptual Interplays in India’s Great Power Quest’, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, December 4.  [Video]
  • (2020) ‘This House Believes that China is to Blame for the Spread of Coronavirus‘, University of St Andrews Union Debating Society, September 17.  [Public Debate]  [Video]
  • (2020) ‘India’s Strategic Narratives’, Pan-European Conference on International Relations, Malta, September 16.  [Roundtable]  [cancelled]
  • (2020) ‘Discussing the Rise of China’, The LaFayette Club, August 19.
  • (2020) ‘Roundtable on Religion and Nationalism’, International Political Studies Association (IPSA) World Congress, July 27.  [declined]
  • (2019) ‘Indian Approaches to Multilateralism’, Joint Conference of EGMONT (The Royal Institute for International Relations) and the GLOBUS project on Reconsidering European Contributions to Global Justice on BRICS Powers, Brussels, November 29.  [declined]
  • (2019) ‘Geopolitical Implications of Protests in Hong Kong’, Edinburgh Political Union, November 28.  [declined]
  • (2019) ‘China’s Security Concerns About India’, University of Heidelberg, October 17.  [declined]
  • (2019) ‘This House Believes That China Is a Threat to the West’, University of St Andrews Union Debating Society, October 10.  [Public Debate]  [declined]
  • (2019) ‘The Impact of Ongoing Protests in Hong Kong’, Politics and International Relations Society, University of Aberdeen, August.  [declined]
  • (2019) ‘India’s International Relations After the Latest Indian Elections’, Political Studies Association (PSA) Annual Workshop, University of Bristol, June.  [declined]
  • (2019) ‘China: the World Economy, Geopolitics and the Future of Democracy’, thebroadonline.com, University of Edinburgh, March 15.  [declined]
  • (2019) ‘China, Authoritarianism and World Order’, Foreign Policy Analysis Research Network, University of Edinburgh, March 15.
  • (2019) ‘China and Global Order in the 21st Century’, Centre for Global Constitutionalism, University of St Andrews, February 7.  [Roundtable Discussion]  
  • (2018) ‘The Emergence of India’, Monthly Seminar Series, University of the Third Age (Solihull Central Branch), October 25.
  • (2018) ‘China & India: Asia’s Emergent Great Powers’, International Relations Monday Seminar Series, University of St Andrews, September 24.  [Book Launch]
  • (2018) ‘Smaller South Asian States, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and India’, University of Hull, September 12.  [declined]
  • (2018) ‘Indian National Security’, South Asia & Afghanistan Research Group, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, June 29.
  • (2018) ‘Discussing the 29th Anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Protests’, University of Edinburgh, June 4.  [declined]
  • (2017) ‘China & India: Asia’s Emergent Great Powers’, Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies, University of Nottingham, December 14.  [postponed]
  • (2017) ‘The Great (Infrastructural) Game’ in South Asia: Has India Lost Out?’ British Academy International Forum, Chatham House, December 7.  [declined]
  • (2017) ‘Asia Rising: China & India as Emergent Great Powers’, Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy, School of Oriental and African Studies, November 28.  [listen to podcast]
  • (2017) ‘Thinking About National (In)Security’, International Relations Staff and PhD Research Workshop, University of St Andrews, November 1.
  • (2017) ‘China & India and the Meaning of Great Power’, India Institute, King’s College London, October 25.
  • (2017) ‘New World Order’, Festival of Politics, Scottish Parliament, October 20.   [Roundtable Discussion]
  • (2017) ‘East Asian Strategy and Security’, International Relations Monday Seminar Series, University of St Andrews, September 25.   [Roundtable Discussion]
  • (2017) ‘Indian Strategic Thinking’, International Studies Association (ISA) International Conference, Hong Kong, June.  [declined]
  • (2017) ‘China’s Foreign Policy: Peaceful Rise Versus Great Power Strategy’, Centre for Geopolitics & Security in Realism Studies, London, February 15.  [declined]
  • (2016) ‘Security in the Asia-Pacific Region, and Chinese Expansionism in the South And East China Seas’, British Army Intelligence Corps, December 6.  [declined]
  • (2016) ‘Trump and the World’, International Relations Monday Seminar Series, University of St Andrews, December 5.  [Roundtable Discussion]
  • (2016) ‘The Rise of China’, Monthly Seminar Series, University of the Third Age (Solihull Central Branch), June 30.
  • (2015) ‘India, Russia, and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)’, University of Manchester, November 6.  [declined]
  • (2015) ‘Indian Security Policy’, EU-India Forum / Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), Brussels, May 11-12.  [declined]
  • (2015) ‘Conceptualising Great Power: Material, Institutional & Ideational Sources’, Power: Back to the Future? Symposium, Catholic University of Louvain, April 29.
  • (2014) ‘The Consequences of China’s Economic Rise’, Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) Society, George Watson’s College, Edinburgh, December 15.
  • (2014) ‘South Asia and the War on Terror’, Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS), University of Edinburgh, November 27.
  • (2014) ‘The BJP and the Evolution of Indian Foreign Policy’, Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS), University of Edinburgh, November 18.  [Book Launch]
  • (2014) ‘The Relationship Between National Identity, Security and Domestic Politics in China’, Politics and International Relations Society, Durham University, October.  [declined]
  • (2014) ‘India-Afghanistan-Pakistan: 2001 and Beyond’, King’s College London, August 28.  [Closed Workshop]  [declined]
  • (2014) ‘Panel on Rising Powers and Global Nuclear Order’, British International Studies Association (BISA), Dublin, June.  [as a Discussant]  [declined]
  • (2014) ‘Uncertain Transition: Corruption, Legitimacy and India’s Contemporary Ascent’, Global Insecurities Centre, University of Bristol, April 30.
  • (2014) ‘Careers in Academia’, Theory & Practice (Department of Politics and International Relations), University of Edinburgh, March 17.
  • (2013) ‘China and the Pursuit of Great Power in Asia’, China Studies Centre, University of Sydney, November 28.
  • (2013) ‘India’s International Rise: Dynamics and Trajectories’, Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne, November 21. [listen to podcast]
  • (2013) ‘Evaluating Greatness: the Case of Asia’s Largest Powers’, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, October 4.
  • (2013) ‘Emerging Powers – the Rise of India and China’, Royal College of Defence Studies, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, September 26.
  • (2013) ‘Conceptions of India as a Great Power’, Government Department, St. Lawrence University, New York, March 19.
  • (2012) ‘Self-Projection: India and the International System’, International Relations Research Group, University of Edinburgh, December 3.
  • (2012) ‘Great Power Aspiration & Indian Conceptions of International Society’, ESRC Seminar Series, King’s College London, November 2.
  • (2012) ‘This House Fears the Rise of China’, University of St Andrews Union Debating Society, October 4. [Public Debate]
  • (2012) ‘China’s International Relations’, Confucius Institute Lecture Series, University of Manchester, June 27.
  • (2011) ‘The Rise of China’, Transatlantic Seminar Series, University of Edinburgh, November 11.
  • (2011) ‘Assessing the Behemoth – China as a Great Power’, Scottish Centre for Chinese Social Science Research, University of Glasgow, November 10.
  • (2010) ‘A Lasting Legacy? – the 1998-2004 NDA and Domestic Indian Politics’, Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS), University of Edinburgh, October 7.
  • (2009) ‘New South Asian Security: India, Pakistan and the United States since 1998’, School of Government & International Affairs, Durham University, May 13.  [Public Lecture]
  • (2009) ‘The BJP and Indian Foreign Policy: Origins, Ideology and Agendas’, Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS), University of Edinburgh, March 12.