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PhD International Studies (specializing in nuclear, chemical and biological arms control)
MIS International Studies (specializing in international security and foreign policy analysis)
BA (Hons.) Russian and European Studies. Institute of Linguist qualifications in French, Russian and Portuguese


Professor Bela Arora is a specialist in Global Governance with fifteen years experience in the sector and holds a PhD focusing on arms control. She currently leads the MSc in Global Governance, which will focus on practice, rather than theory alone. The highly applied Course would be of interest to professionals from NGOs, government and business. She has worked in some of the UK’s top ranked universities such as Birmingham, Warwick and Cardiff, where she has engaged in lecturing, strategic planning and policy development. She has experience of research and consultancy at national and international level including high profile projects for the United Nations Global Compact, the British Standards Institute Sigma initiative and the International Business Leaders Forum on conflict diamonds. She has engaged with public and private sector organisations. Bela provides analysis on international security for BBC Wales and ITV Wales.


Vice Chair of the British-American Project.
Member of Wales Anti-Slavery Leadership Group
Member of British International Studies Association


I have a passion for pedagogy and international security in equal measures and have remained an active scholar in both areas. I have developed a strength in pedagogic research and have established a pedagogic research mentoring initiative at Newport to support colleagues with similar aspirations. I have a keen interest in areas such as online learning and the impact of physical learning spaces on creativity, innovation and collaboration. I am also engaged with my discipline and have engaged in scholarly activity in the areas of critical terrorism studies and arms control. Finally, I have also published and presented on issues including citizenship education and corporate citizenship.



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