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Lecturer in International Relations, University of Birmingham

Dr. Tsering Topgyal is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Birmingham. He completed his PhD at the London School of Economics (LSE) in 2012. In 2012-2013, Tsering was a Teaching Fellow in International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he taught Chinese foreign policy and International Relations.

Tsering's research and teaching interests include Chinese foreign and security policy with special attention to its ethnic conflicts, Asia-Pacific security and politics, Sino-Indian relations, and the Sino-Tibetan conflict. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals like Pacific Affairs, Politics and Religion Journal, Journal of Contemporary China and China Report. Tsering’s book Deadly Cycles: The Insecurity Dilemma and the Sino-Tibetan Conflict will be published by Hurst and Oxford University Press in 2014.


  • –present
    Lecturer in International Relations, University of Birmingham


  • 2012 
    London School of Economics and Political Science, PhD in International Relations