I am an Associate Professor of International Relations (with tenure) at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, and a Research Associate at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford. I am also the Director of the Rising Powers Initiative at BU. I work on foreign policy, security issues, and rising powers with a focus on South and East Asia.
I have been a non-resident fellow at the Atlantic Council, a fellow at the Belfer Center of Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, visiting associate professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (National University of Singapore), and a visiting scholar at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, and the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Canberra. My work has been supported by grants from the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Stanton Foundation, the East-West Center, the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the South Asia Initiative, the Fairbank Center, the Singapore Ministry of Education, and the US Department of Education. Before joining Boston University, I completed a PhD at Harvard University, and a post-doctoral fellowship at Princeton University.