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Research overview

Chris Ogden is Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Asian Security. He joined the University of St Andrews in 2010, and his research analyses the relationship between national identity, security and domestic politics in South Asia (primarily India) and East Asia (primarily China), as well as the rise of great powers, authoritarianism in global politics, and China’s coming world order.  Chris is also concerned with the role of norms and identity in International Relations, and the analytical uses of social psychology. He has previously taught at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Durham, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  In 2018, Chris founded the European Scholars of South Asian International Relations (ESSAIR) research network.

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Teaching activity

IR3046 - Foreign Policy of Modern China

IR4545 - Indian Foreign Policy

IR5040 - Emergent Great Powers

Academic/Professional Qualification

  • PhD International Relations, University of Edinburgh
  • MSc by Research (Politics), University of Edinburgh
  • MA International Relations (East Asia), Durham University
  • BA Social History, University of Sheffield

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • JZ International relations
  • India, China, South Asia, East Asia, great powers, norms


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