IDEAS Associates are experts in fields related to our projects and provide external assistance for our work.
Rosa Balfour is a Senior Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and a member of the Steering Committee of WIIS-Brussels (Women In International Security). Prior to joining GMF, Rosa was a Director at the European Policy Centre (EPC), an independent think tank based in Brussels, where she headed the Europe in the World programme.
Iain Begg is a Professorial Research Fellow at the LSE European Institute. His main research work is on the political economy of European integration and EU economic governance. He has directed and participated in a series of research projects on different facets of EU policy and his current projects include studies on the governance of EU economic and social policy, the EU's Europe 2020 strategy, evaluation of EU cohesion policy and reform of the EU budget.
David Cadier is a researcher at CERI-Sciences Po in Paris. Previously, he was a Teaching Fellow in International Strategy and Diplomacy at LSE. David has also held visiting research or teaching positions at, inter alia, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Boston), the SAIS Centre for Transatlantic Relations (Washington D.C.), IE University (Madrid) and the Polish Institute of International Affairs (Warsaw). His research focuses mainly on EU-Russia relations and EU member states’ foreign policies. He recently co-edited 'Russia’s Foreign Policy: Ideas, Domestic Politics and External Relations' (Palgrave 2015).
Arjun Chawla is a Research Associate with the Indo-Pacific Programme at LSE IDEAS. Previously, he worked with the South Asia Programme at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London, and Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations, in Mumbai. He co-authored a chapter in 'Democracy Under Threat' published by Oxford University Press India in 2017. He currently writes on geopolitics and geo-economics with a focus on South Asia. He holds a master's degree with distinction in international relations from the LSE.
Guy de Jonquières is a Senior Fellow at European Centre for International political Economy. He was previously working as a special correspondent and as an interna at The Financial Times and as international business editor and world trade editor. In 2001, Guy de Jonquières received the BP/European University Institute prize for essay on transatlantic economic relations, and in 2007 he was awarded as the opinion writer of the year by the Society of Publishers in Asia.
Jonathan Fenby has written eighteen books, eight of them on China, most recently Will China Dominate the 21st Century? He is a founding partner and China Director of the emerging markets research service, Trusted Sources serving global financial institutions and companies.
Jennifer Gaskell (née Welch) is an experienced researcher, facilitator and peacebuilding practitioner with expertise in international institutions, the Syrian, Burundi and Eastern African contexts and field experience in Cyprus, Burundi and the Somali region. She has over 13 years’ professional experience in communications and multi-stakeholder change processes across a range of sectors. She is the co-founder of Build Up, a social enterprise working to amplify citizen participation in peacebuilding through technology, arts and research.
Tanya Harmer is Associate Professor at the LSE Department of International History. Dr Harmer obtained her BA at the University of Leeds before moving to LSE to obtain a MA and PhD in International History for which she was awarded an AHRC scholarship. She has held visiting teaching positions at Columbia University in New York (2012-13) and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (2010, 2013).
Andrew Hammond was formerly employed as a Government Special Adviser when the UK last held the Presidency of the EU. He has since worked for consultancy firms advising or organisations in the public, private, and third sectors on strategy and performance, including navigating complex political and economic landscapes that impact operations, reputation, policy and investments.
Cristian Nitoiu is an expert on EU and Russian foreign policy, EU-Russia relations, Eastern Europe, international relations, the European public sphere or international political communication. Currently at Aston University, he has held research positions at Trinity College Dublin and the College of Europe (Natolin campus, ENP Chair).
Tim Oliver's research interests focus on transatlantic relations, European geopolitics, British-European relations, British government and politics, and the UK’s foreign, security and defence policies. He was awarded a PhD in International Relations from LSE. Tim has taught at LSE, UCL and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Stephen Paduano is a writer based in London. His writing and research focus on European and American politics, as well as liberal political theory. He is a regular contributor to Foreign Policy and has appeared on CNN and Sky News. Previously, he was a staffer to Hillary Clinton on her 2016 presidential campaign. He holds a bachelor's with honors from Stanford University and a master's with distinction from the London School of Economics.
Jie (Cherry) Yu is the China Research Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House and associate fellow of LSE IDEAS. She was Head of China Foresight at LSE IDEAS, the LSE’s foreign policy think tank. Her research focuses on the decision-making process of Chinese foreign policy as well as China’s economic diplomacy. She speaks and writes frequently at major media outlets such as the BBC and the Financial Times and regularly briefs to senior policy practitioners from the EU institutions, the UK Cabinet Office, the Silk Road Fund in Beijing. She also advises China’s geopolitical landscape to multinational corporates such as Royal Dutch Shell and UBS. Yu Jie served as an expert witness at the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee. Prior to LSE, she was a management consultant, specialised at Chinese State Owned Enterprises investments in Europe and Chinese market entry strategies for European conglomerates at the London Office of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Dr Yu has been recognised as “a Leading Woman” of the LSE”.