Kulani Abendroth-Dias

Kulani Abendroth-Dias

PhD Researcher in International Relations & Political Science

PhD Thesis


Title: What's Time Got to Do with It? Political Horizons and Their Impact on Developing Regulations to Mitigate Long-Term Challenges

PhD Supervisor: James Hollway




Kulani Abendroth-Dias works at the intersection between behavioural science, emerging technologies, and international relations/political science. A TEDx speaker on “Why Good People Do Bad Things - And What We Can Do About It”, Kulani is keen to leverage mixed methods academic research in policy practice and has worked with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva, Switzerland, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She has a Master in Social Psychology from Princeton University (USA) and a MSc in European Integration specializing in Economics, Security, and External Relations from the Institute for European Studies (VUB) in Brussels, Belgium. She is currently also a senior fellow with the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA).


Research Interests


  • Behavioural Science
  • Emerging Technologies
  • International Relations/Political Science