Public lecture

IAS Friends and Fellows Coffee Morning

  • 27 June 2023
  • 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
  • International House

On Tuesday 27th June we will be hosting an IAS Friends and Fellows Coffee Morning, where we will be joined by our IAS Visiting Fellows, as below.

Please feel free to book using the button below, to come along and join us for an informal in-person gathering at International House with coffee and cakes to meet our Fellows.

Open Programme Fellow - 

Dr Melanie O'Brien, University of Western Australia

Dr Melanie O’Brien is Associate Professor of International Law at the UWA Law School, University of Western Australia. Dr O'Brien's work on forced marriage has been cited by the International Criminal Court, and she has been an amicus curiae before the ICC. She has been an expert consultant for multiple UN bodies, and is widely consulted by global media for her expertise on international criminal law. She has conducted fieldwork and research across six continents.

Breathe Theme Fellows - 

Associate Professor Holly Dugan, George Washington University

Holly Dugan earned her PhD at the University of Michigan, US. Her research is on Renaissance literature and medieval and early modern drama with a particular focus on sensory history.

Professor Akhilendra Bhushan Gupta, Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur

Dr A. B. Gupta holds B.E. (Civil) from MREC Jaipur; M. Tech. and PhD (Environmental Science and Engineering) degrees from CESE, IIT Bombay. He joined MNIT as a lecturer of Civil Engineering in 1984 and is serving as a professor since 1996. His administrative assignments at MNIT include HOD (Civil), Dean R&D, Dean (Faculty Affairs) and Director.

Dr Swati Satish Joshi, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

Swati Joshi completed her thesis ‘Samuel Beckett and Carescapes’ at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar. Last year, she went to the Centre for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of Manchester as a Visiting Doctoral Scholar for the spring semester.

Professor Alamelu Sundaresan, Texas Southern University

Dr Sundaresan presently serves as the Chairperson for the Department of Biology, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas. The main goal of the laboratory is to study human immunology in adverse environments, and what happens when the immune system is compromised such as in cancers, microgravity and auto immune conditions.

Professor Mario Thevis, German Sport University Cologne

Mario Thevis graduated in organic chemistry and sports sciences in 1998. He earned his PhD in Biochemistry in 2001 and did post-doctoral research at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2002.

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