Dr Kadira Pethiyagoda

Dr Kadira Pethiyagoda


Dr Kadira Pethiyagoda

Foreign Affairs and International Law Expert

Kadira Pethiyagoda’s experience researching India, foreign policy and international law stems from being a Fellow at the Brookings Institution, visiting scholar at Oxford University, Advisor to Australia’s Shadow Foreign Minister/Deputy Opposition Leader and other MPs, Senior Advisor at the Refugee Tribunal, and an Australian diplomat.

He has appeared on or been cited by BBC, NY Times, WION, Mirror Now, Republic TV and other Indian channels, CGTN, CNN and Al Jazeera. He has published in Foreign Affairs, Guardian, Huffington Post, Independent, Times of India and others.

He has four degrees including a PhD on Indian foreign policy from Melbourne University and Masters in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Law from University of London. He was awarded the Lord Denning and Lord Steyn scholarships in law from Lincoln’s Inn.

His book, Indian Foreign Policy and Cultural Values was published by Palgrave-MacMillan and endorsed by former Foreign Minister Gareth Evans.

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