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Mauro Bonavita joined the King's India Institute as a PhD student in October 2020 to pursue his research on Indian foreign policy and the Indo-Pacific region.

Mauro is a political scientist, he obtained his BA from the University of Genova and his MA in Geopolitics and Strategic Studies from the University Carlos III of Madrid. Before joining the King's India Institute, Mauro worked both in India and in Europe in the field of journalism, in the internationalization of Indian private universities, in exchange programs between Indian and European students, in the vibrant world of Indian start-ups.

He taught history and geography in English to high school students in Madrid.


Thesis title: 'A new regime for the Indo-Pacific: India’s role in the definition of a regional security frame'

PhD supervision

Principal supervisor: Professor Harsh Pant

Research interests: 

  • Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific
  • Indian Foreign Policy
  • Great powers competition in the Indo-Pacific region
  • EU-India relations
  • Greek-Turkish conflict 
  • Maritime security

Further Information

See Mauro's research profile here