Dr Chiara Cervasio

Policy Fellow and Programme Manager, Nuclear Responsibilities
Nuclear Diplomacy | Trust-building | Asia-Pacific

Chiara is a Policy Fellow at BASIC and Programme Manager of the BASIC-ICCS Programme on Nuclear Responsibilities. Chiara also collaborates with the BASIC’s Programme on Risk Reduction in the Arctic.

Chiara’s expertise is in nuclear diplomacy and trust-building, nuclear risk reduction, and crisis management and de-escalation practices, especially in Southern Asia. Chiara is also interested in investigating security dynamics between nuclear armed states in the Asia-Pacific, especially India-China and India-Pakistan, and Arctic security dynamics.

Chiara has published in high impact journals, such as International Relations, and regularly writes policy briefs and reports on nuclear risk reduction, China-India / India-Pakistan relations, and the Arctic. Chiara has provided invited talks at Wilton Park (UK FCDO) and at the MINDS briefing expert series for the Government of Canada (DND) and has presented her research at several conferences, such as ISODARCO, the British International Studies Association (BISA), the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). Chiara holds a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Birmingham. Her PhD focused on distrust reduction and crisis management in contemporary China-India relations. In addition, Chiara holds a first-class Master from the University of Bologna in International Security and a first-class degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Pisa.

International diplomacy and third-party dialogue interventions
Empathy and trust in conflict management
Nuclear policy in Southern Asia
Distrust reduction between nuclear adversaries
Nuclear Responsibilities
China-India relations
Arctic security relations

Please note Chiara works remotely from Italy. If you’d like to invite her to a UK-based event, please contact her two weeks in advance.

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