Veda Vaidyanathan is a multi-disciplinary researcher who specializes in Asia-Africa interactions. As a visiting associate fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS) in New Delhi and an associate at the Harvard University Asia Center, she brings a comparative perspective to her work, examining Chinese and Indian engagements in Africa. During her Ph.D. at the University of Mumbai, she was a doctoral fellow at the Indian Council of Social Science Research, and a visiting fellow at Peking University and the Harvard-Yenching Institute (HYI) as part of the ICS-HYI fellowship. Her analysis and op-eds have been published in The Washington Post, The Hindu, South African Journal of International Affairs and findings presented in various global conferences and podcasts. During her fellowship year, Vaidyanathan will focus on how green partnerships can be mobilized between Asia and Africa, examining sub-national actors that craft narratives of sustainability.
Visiting research scholar, Fung Global Fellow