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PIIRS invites six exceptional, international early-career faculty members for one academic year of research, writing and collaboration on a common topic. This year's fellows include:

Lai-Ha Chan

Lai-Ha Chan

Fung Global Fellow, Visiting Research Scholar

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 156

609-258-3351

laihac@princeton.edu

Chan is a senior lecturer in the Social and Political Sciences Program, School of Communication, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses on China and global governance, including issues ranging from global health, peace and security, environmental protection, global financial order, military intervention, to development aid. At Princeton, she will primarily study the impact of the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on the guiding principles of global development assistance, with particular focus on how far China can reshape the conception of the ‘normal’ in the area of foreign aid governance. Ph.D. in international and Asian studies, Griffith University, Australia.

Srividya Jandhyala

Srividya Jandhyala

Fung Global Fellow, Visiting Research Scholar

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 162B

609-258-3299

sj14@princeton.edu

Jandhyala is an assistant professor of management at the ESSEC Business School, Singapore. Her research examines the influence of international organizations on the strategic choices of firms, particularly in the context of disputes between firms and host governments. Her recent work focuses on the strategic use of treaty-based investment arbitration by states and firms to enforce international property rights protection. Her research has been published in leading journals in management, international business, and political science. Ph.D. in management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Anastassia Obydenkova

Fung Global Fellow, Visiting Research Scholar

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 163B

609-258-2083

ao5@princeton.edu

Obydenkova is a senior researcher at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia. Her main research interests are at the intersection of international relations, international political economy, and political science. She has published on international organizations in Eurasia, energy policy and energy dialogue, international security issues in post-Communist societies, on causes and consequences of democratization, the role of historical legacies in regime transition, federalism and decentralization, inter-ethnic and cross-border disputes, and on autocratic and democratic external influences. Her most recent work analyzes the impact of political regimes (democracies versus autocracies), of corruption on social trust to international organizations in Eurasian states, and the dynamic of the interrelationship between non-democratic states and international organizations. Ph.D. in political and social science, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

Jong Hee Park

Jong Hee Park

Fung Global Fellow, Visiting Research Scholar

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 163A

609-258-1738

jonghp@princeton.edu

Park is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Seoul National University, South Korea. His research interests include international political economy, development and cooperation, and political methodology. He is interested in developing research methods that enable researchers to investigate historical changes in network data, text data, and discrete data. At Princeton, he will examine the relational level of analysis in international relations by investigating the evolution of international treaty network for the last century. Ph.D. in political science, Washington University in St. Louis. 

Lena Rethel

Lena Rethel

Fung Global Fellow, Visiting Research Scholar

Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

Louis A. Simpson International Building, Office 162A

609-258-5693

lrethel@princeton.edu

Rethel is an associate professor of international political economy at the University of Warwick, UK. To date, her research has focused on the relationship between finance and development and the emergence of alternative economies with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. More specifically, Rethel's work has concentrated on the question of how states engage new financial ideas and practices, how this leads to institutional change (in particular the expansion of capital markets) and the socio-economic implications of these changes. During her time at Princeton, she will look into how various Islamic economies – finance, halal products and tourism, to name a few – are governed and how this compares to traditional arrangements of global economic governance. Ph.D. in politics and international studies, University of Warwick, UK.

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