Dr. Nikita Chiu is a scholar on Global Governance. She is a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts. Her research interests include nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, China Studies, as well as space sustainability and technology governance.
Nikita has extensive experiences conducting research on and working with various UN agencies based in Geneva and Vienna. As a former Ernst Mach scholar, Nikita visited Vienna and investigated multilevel governance in the areas of climate change, drug control, and security governance. She was also visiting scholar at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (Diplomatische Akademie Wien), Trinity College Dublin, as well as the Prague Secretariat of the OSCE. Prior to moving to Cambridge, she taught Chinese Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia.
Nikita is a proud alumna of The University of Cambridge and The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva. Besides her academic endeavors, she had also undertaken training in bespoke men's tailoring. When she is not researching on space governance and nuclear disarmament, she enjoys designing and constructing her own garments, drawing, and listening to Irish indie music. Nikita speaks Chinese, English, French, and has a passive knowledge of Italian and an elementary understanding of Russian.