Andrew will primarily be working on the Regional Integration Knowledge System (RIKS) project. He holds a Bachelor of International Business and a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia, and a Master in International Relations, with a secondary specialisation in International Political Economy, from the University of Kent’s Brussels School of International Studies. During his Bachelor studies, he completed an internship in the Finance and International Affairs sections of the Courier Mail, one of Australia’s most widely circulated newspapers. Following the completion of his Bachelors, he spent six months as an ESL teacher in Hué, Vietnam, before relocating to Belgium for his Masters studies. He was the co-chair of the 2017 BSIS International Conference, entitled ‘The Disappearing State? Contested Governance in the 21st Century’, which discussed the provision of public goods by state and non-state actors in sectors such as education, justice, development and migration, and brought together students, researchers and professionals from throughout Europe and beyond . His research interests include development, regional integration, foreign policy, international relations theory, China’s Belt and Road project and Middle Eastern and East Asian affairs. Andrew Dunn will be working under the supervision of Professor Glenn Rayp until the beginning of October 2017.