Ms. Ithrana LAWRENCE

Researcher, East Asian International Relations (EAIR) Caucus

Academic Qualification
B.A. Global Studies & Political and Governmental Affairs, Centenary University; formerly Centenary College New Jersey; (Cum Laude)
M.Soc.Sc Strategy and Diplomacy, National University of Malaysia (UKM)-Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR), Ministry of Foreign Affairs Joint Program

Research Interests
Southeast Asian international relations
Small-state foreign policy

Kuik Cheng-Chwee (2016) (With Ithrana Lawrence). “Duterte’s and Najib’s China Visits and the Future of Small-State ‘Realignment’ in the Trump Era,” The Asan Forum: An Online Journal (December 14).

Research and Fellowships
– 2017 Asia Studies Fellowship, East-West Center in Washington
– Unit Perundingan Universiti Malaya (UPUM) Project on “Malaysia’s Foreign Policy as a Middle Power” (led by Tan Sri Kamal Salih) ▪ August 2016 – February 2017; Researcher