Dr. Avinash Anil Godbole Associate Professor, International Relations and Assistant Dean. Previously he was Research Fellow at the ICWA and before that he was Research Assistant at IDSA. His doctoral thesis is on the Political Economy of China’s Environment. He was a Visiting Fox Fellow at the Macmillan Center at Yale in 2007-08. His research interests are in the fields of Chinese Foreign Policy, Environmental Changes in China, Minorities in China, Domestic Politics in China, China’s Asia strategy and India-China Relations. He has written extensively on these subjects in academic and media publications. He has been part of the India-China Think tank Forum and has been involved in various other track 1.5 and track 2 events. He is also a Visiting Faculty at the Naval War College, Goa since June 2020.