My research focuses on how rising powers, like China and India, address the norms and provisions for a global security order.  I am particularly interested in how status affects these states as they address United Nations politics, peacekeeping, intervention, and the responsibility to protect.  My doctoral dissertation explains China’s deployment to UN peacekeeping, and was awarded the annual Peter Ackerman Dissertation Prize of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

My work has been supported by a number of research fellowships, to include a post-doctoral fellowship with the now Columbia-Harvard China and the World Program, based at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University. I held pre-doctoral fellowships with the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, and with the Global Peace Operations Program at the Center on International Cooperation, New York University.  My research has been supported by a Hong Kong Research Grants Council Government Research Fund grant (GRF), a Hong Kong Research Grants Council Early Career Scheme (ECS) award, the Konosuke Matsushita Memorial Foundation, and the Scaife Foundation. 

Please click on working papers for my current projects.