Kinnari Doke is the founder of the Hesperus organization which is dedicated to extensive research on international relations issues and to leading more ideas for a better world. The idea is to produce innovative ideas and suggest policy recommendations to governments and institutions around the world on managing the future challenge.Ms. Doke is a Research Scholar in the India-China-America Institute, Georgia, USA. Her role focuses on analyzing the role of soft power in international politics and the way it shapes the foreign policy preferences through appeal and attraction. She is involved in gathering lessons from India, Germany, England, France, the U.S.A, Japan, South Korea, and China.
Ms. Kinnari distinguished herself by doing exceptionally well research and interesting projects on international relations issues. Her project on Soft Power in International Politics demonstrated her ability to come to a detailed understanding of foreign policy practices. She can conceptualize smart power as something lying somewhere between hard and soft power, a sort of “fourth source” in the complex jungle of power relations. She is exploring branding of products; current branding strategies and how emerging economies can learn from a shift from traditional soft power to existing foreign policy.
In addition to the research, Ms. Doke is an active member of the ‘Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation’ organization, USA. She is involved in working groups such as Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Security Policy; Conflict Prevention, Peacekeeping & Peacemaking, and the Asia-Pacific group. She is entrusted to connect with women in the field and participate in discussions to raise awareness on the issues. Ms. Doke was one of the lead panelists in discussing ‘The Role of Quad in overcoming the Non-Traditional Security Challenges’ organized by Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation.
Ms. Doke is also an active member of ‘Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) Youth Group’, Austria, involved in revitalizing the discussions around CTBT and raise awareness on the importance of nuclear-test-ban on a global level. Ms. Doke recently completed her Ph.D. security Studies coursework at the University of Central Florida, USA. She has been a Teaching Assistant at the University of Central Florida and has performed teaching or teaching-related duties. She held teaching assistant position for a variety of courses such as American Constitutional Law II: Civil Rights & Civil Liberties; The Intelligence Community; Politics of International Terrorism; Politics of the European Union; The American Presidency; American National Government; American Foreign Policy; International Relations-Theory and Practice; Politics of Developing Areas.
Ms. Doke holds a Master’s degree from the University of Nottingham, UK in International Law, Security, and Terrorism and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Politics and International Relations from the University of Kent, UK. She has conducted extensive research on international security issues and foreign policy issues ranging from Nuclear Weapons Proliferation in relation to the Causes (Demand-Side), Nuclear Assistance (Supply Side Proliferation Debates); Understanding US foreign Policy; Protection of Refugees and Displaced Persons in International Law; Secret Intelligence; International Law on the Use of Force; Popular Culture in Modern Japan and Ethics in International Relations.
Ms. Doke also worked in the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India on the 14th Convention of the Indian Diaspora. The event was attended by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, Late Hon’ble President of India Shri. Pranab Mukherjee, Hon’ble Prime Minister of Portugal, Hon’ble Vice President of Suriname, and many other foreign and Indian dignitaries. She assisted the Joint Secretary of Government of India, in all aspects of the event and was a Core member of the team for undertaking Promotion and Publicity regarding the Diaspora Convention & other initiatives aimed at the Overseas Indian Community. She was entrusted to reach the Indian Diaspora and Community Organization; Speakers invited for the convention; and promotion of the event among the Young Indian Diaspora Worldwide.
Ms. Doke also worked in Child Rights and You (CRY) with Policy Research and Advocacy Function department. She was extensively involved in streaming and researching Child Rights issues existing in India and around the world. She got to examine the operation of every state, liabilities, exploring the Lower House of India’s bicameral Parliament along with the Upper House utilities and protagonists which helped me comprehend Indian structure considerable manner. During her days in the Child Rights and You Organization she evaluated and scrutinized the ‘Rapid Survey of Children 2013-2014, Ministry of Women and Children Development Government of India, and the ‘Small Factories (Regulation of employment and condition of service) Bill, 2014.’Ms. Doke has attended some of the major conferences and has presented research work on a variety of international relations and international security issues.