Dr. Tsering Topgyal is an Assistant Professor in International Relations at the University of Birmingham. He is a political scientist with core research and teaching interests in Chinese politics and foreign policy and Asia-Pacific affairs with particular attention to security and ethno-nationalism in the region. His recent publications include China and Tibet: The Perils of Insecurity with Hurst Publishers and Oxford University Press in 2016. He has also contributed articles in peer-reviewed journals like Pacific Affairs, Politics and Religion Journal, Journal of Contemporary China and China Report. He completed his PhD at the London School of Economics in 2012. In 2012-2013, Dr. Topgyal was a Teaching Fellow in International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he taught Chinese foreign policy and International Relations. Currently, he directs the MA programmes in Diplomacy, International Relations, and International Security in the Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham.