Chiara has a background in Political Science and International Relations (BSc + MSc). Before completing her bachelor in 2014, she has worked as an intern at the European University Institute, Fiesole (FI). She obtained her Master in 2017 specializing in Politics of Contemporary Asia and writing a dissertation on the Security Dilemma in Sino-India relations. At the ICCS, she co-convenes the Trust in World Politics working group and she actively collaborates in organising seminars and other activities. At POLSIS, she has organised the inaugural POLSIS first year PhD Conference in 2018.
Her research was awarded a PhD fees and bursary from the School of Government and Society (the University of Birmingham). Chiara also won the “Best Poster Award” at the University of Birmingham Research Poster Conference 2018.
Chiara’s research examines the role of status and security dilemmas in determining regional and global security dynamics between India and China from the late 1980s onwards.
Her thesis promises to generate policy relevant proposals for developing security cooperation between China and India in the future, essential to developing peaceful ties between two states whose future relationship will be a key determinant of international security in the 21st century.