Dr Kadira Pethiyagoda

Dr Kadira Pethiyagoda


Dr Kadira Pethiyagoda

Foreign Affairs Expert

Kadira Pethiyagoda’s experience researching India and foreign policy 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, 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 Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn to pursue barrister studies in London.

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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