Authors of A Different View


Stephanie Kramer

Editor-in-Chief, A Different View
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Stephanie Kramer is a graduate with a Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam. She also holds a Master's degree in Archaeology from the same university. While doing her studies, Stephanie enjoyed participating in Model United Nations programs and she was vice president of the student council of her faculty. Her main research interests are international relations, conflict studies, public policy, diplomacy, the European Union, participatory democracy and the politics of inequality. Currently, Stephanie lives in Athens to do research on the diplomatic dispute over the Elgin/Parthenon sculptures between the United Kingdom and Greece.

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Stephanie Kramer

Stephanie Kramer

Editor-in-Chief, A Different View

Ayush Banerjee

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Ayush Banerjee is a second year undergraduate student pursuing a degree in International Relations at the Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India and is an active member of the IAPSS SRC on Conflict, Security, and Crime. Ayush has an active interest in soft power politics, international security, international political theory, geopolitics, area studies and human rights. He believes in creative alternative models to explain policymaking and strategic implementation of International Relations and Public Policy in multiple sectors to reach  a benchmarking far more global outlook than the existing. He envisages a synthesis of Liberal and Realist schools and is an ardent post-Modernist. He also focuses on an overall Indian outlook to international issues, as well, since India serves as an exceptional example of international diplomacy.

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Ayush Banerjee

Ayush Banerjee

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Ian Fleming

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Ian Fleming holds an Honors degree in Bachelor of Arts in International Politics from the University of South Africa. He recently completed a Masters of Arts in International Politics in January 2018, with a focus on the North Korea nuclear issue. In the MA dissertation, he analyzed how time delay tactics in nuclear negotiations create an environment conducive for entrapment especially for the stronger parties. Ian has researched on the Israeli/Palestine conflict negotiations and the security matters. His areas of interest include nuclear proliferation, the conduct of negotiations, the role of power in diplomatic negotiations, terrorism and the influence of social media on International and national politics.

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Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming

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Valentina Dotto

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Valentina is a Ph.D. researcher in Law at Birmingham City University. Her research involves the study of the Public Trust Doctrine in the context of Environmental Law. Her research aims to tie the doctrine of Public Trust to States Constitutions. To identify where constitutional provisions came from and investigate how they came to be adopted by the States and, to enquire, where there is not a constitutional provision in place, on what kind of litigation strategies it is possible to adopt. Prior to her Ph.D. Valentina did a Master at Lund University specialising in Asian Politics, Policy and Economics and held the position of Consulting Researcher and Human Right Officer for the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners in Burma.

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Valentina Dotto

Valentina Dotto

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Kayla McCrary

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, A Different View
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Kayla McCrary is currently a MSc student in International Relations at the Royal Holloway, University of London. Splitting her time as an undergraduate between the United Kingdom and her home country of the United States, she ultimately graduated with an Honours BSc in International Relations (minors in Modern European Studies and Political Science) from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. During her time as an undergraduate, Kayla participated in Model United Nations, worked in international development in Washington, D.C., and served as a peer reviewer for Scientia et Humanitas academic journal. Her main research interests include the ‘special relationship’ between the United States and the United Kingdom, British politics and foreign policy, and research methods in International Relations. Kayla is currently living in London and doing research on the diplomatic relationship between former President Barack Obama and former Prime Minister David Cameron.

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Kayla McCrary

Kayla McCrary

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, A Different View

Iryna Zhyrun

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Iryna Zhyrun is a PhD student in Political Science at Higher School of Economics, Moscow. She graduated with Honors as Master of Arts from Kharkov National University in Ukraine with major in Translation and Foreign language, and minor in Literature. The last eleven years she spent in Colombia teaching, mostly, English and, sometimes, Literature at Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla. During her stay in Colombia, she took diverse courses in International Relations, Political Science, Diplomacy, and International Development and participated at conferences on International Relations, Education, and Literature. Currently, her research interests include national identity construction and change, discourse analysis, and International Relations theory.

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Iryna Zhyrun

Iryna Zhyrun

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Marion Valentin

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Marion Valentin is a cum laude graduate from La Sorbonne, where she received her master’s degree in English. She also graduated cum laude with a master’s degree in political science from the Catholic Institute of Higher Studies. Her research interests include the role of culture in the Cold War and use of French culture to combat ideological extremism within the francophone world. A lifelong traveler, she has lived in nine countries and four continents. She currently works as a teaching and pedagogical intern at Alliance française de Canberra in Australia.

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Marion Valentin

Marion Valentin

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