Harry is a War Studies MA student within the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. He has a First Class Honours degree in BA Politics and International Relations from Royal Holloway, University of London. He has a broad interest in issues surrounding postcolonialism, insurgency, and the security implications of climate change in vulnerable regions. Developing a critical approach to conflict and security discourses is paramount, and this is something Harry will advocate for within Strife.
You can follow him on Twitter: @AxelsonHarry
Benjamin Flosi is a Ph.D. student at King’s College London, where his work focuses on economic structures and policies and their effects on producing military capability and national defense industries. Before King’s College London, Benjamin was a foreign policy professional with experience in the Pentagon, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, and NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels. As a military officer, Benjamin has served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Republic of Korea. He was also a Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholar in Yemen, a Center for Strategic and International Studies AILA fellow, a National Endowment for Democracy Penn Kemble Fellow, and Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs Young Leaders fellow.
Adrian is currently pursuing an MA in Strategic Communications at King’s College after having completed an undergraduate degree in French Studies with History at the University of London Institute in Paris. Outside of his academic studies in Paris he also wrote several articles on the Middle East and Asia for the Sorbonne student Magazine.
Prior to joining King’s he spent 6 months as an Intern Journalist at Radio France Internationale in Paris where he helped to prepare the daily radio show ‘Appels sur l’actualité’, a current international affairs programme that specialises in Francophone Africa. During this radio show Francophone Africans engage and debate amongst each other on issues varying from security in the Sahel to political developments throughout the African continent.
His main areas of interest gravitate towards Geopolitics, European History, the Middle East and the Gulf Arab States in particular. You can follow him on Twitter: @adrienmrgreen
James is a part-time Masters student at the War Studies Department at King’s College London.
He is interested in exploring the long-term organisation of national and international intelligence gathering institutions, especially concerning future efforts to combat global pandemics and climate change. As part of such a long-term strategy, James is interested in assessing how intelligence organisations should interact with and educate the public on issues relating to security, whilst still remaining effective at covertly gathering and collating information when necessary.
Hassan is a second year PhD candidate at King’s College London’s War Studies department. His thesis examines sectarianism from an inter-group perspective. His main research focus is on sectarian relations/ sectarian identity , geopolitics and international relations. Hassan previously completed an MA in Geopolitics, Territory and Security from King’s Department of Geography in 2018. He currently works as a teacher assistant at KCL.
Jorge is a Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies MA student at King’s. During his undergrad, Jorge spent time in the Middle East conducting research about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Jorge also spent time in South Korea studying the Northeast Asian security dynamics in the region. Jorge also interned at the Office of Border Affairs at the Mexican Embassy in Washington DC during the 2019 Migrant Crisis. Jorge is very passionate about the influence that diasporic and immigrant movements perpetuate and/or prevent conflict. Jorge also enjoys growing his knowledge about the East Asia region. In the future, he hopes to be able to work in foreign policy and continue growing his knowledge about the world.
Marianna is currently pursuing an MA in International Conflict Studies within the Department of War Studies of King’s College London. Prior to this, she completed her BA in Social and Political Sciences at Sciences Po and an exchange year at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Modern and Medieval Languages. In 2019/20, while studying for her MSc in International Relations (Research) at LSE, she also worked as an editorial board member for the International Studies Journal Millennium. She is particularly interested in discursive, empire-focused approaches to war, the epistemic interrelationship between the knower/the known/the knowing and the dynamics of language, subjectivity, international law and violence within frameworks of international conflict and transitional justice.
Sophia Rigby is a Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Defence Studies at King’s College, London. Her research is focusing on realist-constructivist theories of international relations and how it relates to Russian foreign policy in Europe.
She holds a BA in Modern Languages and a Masters focusing on Russia and Eastern Europe. Since graduating, she has been working in political strategies and communications.
Anton is an MA candidate in Conflict, Security and Development at the War Studies Department, King’s College London. His thesis maps out the ebbs and flows of small arms control efforts in the late 19th to early 20th century and the underlying issues which prevented their success. Other research interests include the dynamics of political transitions in the aftermath of civil wars, the efficiency of counterinsurgency, and the ‘small wars’ of the 19th century.
Anna Tan is an MSc postgraduate for Global Affairs at King’s College London. Her research is focused on Western human rights diplomacy in fragile states and how that influences democratisation, gross violations and war crimes. During her time at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), she has the experience of working on communications across UN agencies, civil society and government officials in the context of legalising Myanmar’s national youth policy. She has had numerous field experiences in conflict zones during her tenure at the American Red Cross.
Anna was also a Programme Coordinator for the Conflict, Security and Development (CSD) Conference 2020 hosted by the Department of War Studies and the Department of International Development (DID).
Anna holds a BSc (Hons) in Neuroscience from the University of Leicester. She graduated as Top 3 of her Faculty (School of Biological Sciences) for the Class of ’19 and a recipient of an Oxford University Press (OUP) Award for 2019.