Drs. Susanne Kamerling is a Researcher and Lecturer at the International Relations and International Organization Department of the University of Groningen and an Associate Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ in The Hague. She is a PhD Candidate working on a dissertation about the role and self-perception of China and India in international security issues. She worked at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ for five years before coming to the University of Groningen. She has a background in Political Science (International Relations) and Social Geography (International Development Studies) at the University of Amsterdam and Science Po in Paris, France.
Her research interests are international security issues, the role of China and India in international security, their security and defense polies, maritime security and counter-piracy, and EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) and External Relations with Asia.
Anna Martini is a PhD candidate at the Department of Cultural Geography at the University of Groningen. Her research field is emotional and affective tourism in post-disaster places. The focus of her research is Japan, and her case study is tourism in Fukushima after the March 11, 2011 accident.The aim is to analyse how are tourist experiences in dark places lived and performed on an affective and emotional level, and how do they shape the ‘touristscape’ – the landscape in which tourists move. She has a BA in Japanese Language and Culture, and a MA in Cultural Anthropology and Ethnolinguistic from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
Philipp Olbrich is PhD student at the Department of International Relations and International Organization of the University of Groningen. Prior to that he was a researcher at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs. In his PhD project he analyzes the use of satellite imagery by non-state actors in the context of conflicts and focuses on North Korea,Sudan and South Sudan. His broader research interests concern the nexus of international security and technology, the conflict on the Korean peninsula and security in East Asia. Philipp has published on various topics pertaining to East Asiaincluding South Korea’sinternational technology cooperation, the history of Sino-Korean relations as well as on South Korean foreign policy and its political system.
Xu Qi is a PhD student at the Department of International Relations and International Organization of the University of Groningen. Prior to that, I acquired the master degree from Wuhan University in Public International Law. In my PhD project, my research theme is third party in maritime delimitation cases, and focus on the cases from the International Court of Justice. My research interests concern the law of the sea, public international law and international relations. In addition, my supervisors are Prof. Joost Herman and Dr. Christopher Lamont.
Fitsum Tiche, LL.M. is a PhD candidate in Law and Economics at the Faculty of Law of the University of Groningen. He held positions as assistant lecturer at Haramaya University, Ethiopia, from 2007 to 2010. His research focuses on linking emissions trading schemes focusing on the EU and the Asia-Pacific region(Australia, New Zealand and South Korea). He also teaches Economics of International Trade and International Finance courses in the LL.B program of the Faculty of Law.
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