Manali Kumar

Manali Kumar

Manali Kumar

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Büro 58-316
Tellstrasse 2
9000 St Gallen
Main Focuses

Theories of International Relations

India - national identity and rising power

Prudence in statecraft

Foreign Policy Decision Making

Constructivist approaches in International Relations

Judgment and Choice under Uncertainty

Fields of research

Identity in IR

India as a rising power


Qualitative methods

Further fields of research

Decision-making under uncertainty


  • PhD, Political Science, National University of Singapore (2020)
  • MA, Geopolitics Territory & Security, King's College London (2011)
  • BA, International Affairs & Philosophy, George Washington University (2009)
Professional Career

Editor-in-Chief, 9DASHLINE

Teaching Activities

Spring Project: Rising Powers (BIA)

Introduction to Contemporary Indian Society (Kontextual Studies)


International Studies Association (ISA)

European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR)

European International Studies Association (EISA)


Swiss Excellence Research Scholarship, 2018-2019 (Switzerland)

President's Graduate Fellowship, 2014-2018 (Singapore)


“The Prudent Judgment Approach for Decision-Making under Uncertainty”, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India (4 February 2022).

India and the Indo-Pacific, University of St Gallen (1 December 2022).

Keynote Speaker, “International Politics of Climate Change”, Space & Geospatial Virtual Pavilion for COP26 (10 November 2021).

Keynote Speaker, “International Politics of Climate Change”, Geospatial World Forum 2021 (Amsterdam, 20 October).

Publishing as an early-career researcher, panellist in a workshop for the King’s India Institute Graduate Conference 2021, King’s College London (30 June 2021).

“Making Identity Count: Discourses of Indian National Identity, 1950-2020”, PSC1666 Terrorism and Political Violence (graduate seminar), Hawai’i Pacific University (28 October 2020).     

“Making Identity Count: Discourses of Indian National Identity, 1950-2020”, Swiss Political Science Association, Annual Conference, Virtual/Bern (5 February 2021).

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