European Institute for Asian Studies
Angela Sarafian

Angela Sarafian

Communications Manager

Angela Sarafian holds a MSc in International development from the University of Bath. In her specialization she researched into the impact of Chinese special economic zones on the developmental trajectory of Myanmar and Sri Lanka. Her Master’s thesis explored the reasons behind the misperception and misrepresentation of Chinese involvement in developing countries in development academia. She received her BSc in International relations from the University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria. During her university years she had experience tutoring students in political history and actively engaging with extracurricular activities- including Model UN, Business society, Student body representation, AIESEC, etc.

Her regional expertise was further enhanced by a traineeship at the Council of the EU in the Unit “Development – Asia Pacific” and an internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria in the Department “Americas, Asia, Australia, Oceania”.

Her primary research areas are international development and security. In the realm of EU-Asia relations her interests align more in particular with China and South Korea – regional development, social and economic challenges, foreign policy, security. On a more macro level – the newly arising geopolitical dynamics between East, South East and South Asia.

Contact Angela at angela.sarafian@eias.org



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