About InPEC Magazine

InPEC Magazine is an online magazine which specialises in International Politics, Energy and Culture. It is a medium between high quality investigative journalism and academic work to provide scholars, writers, and photographers with the opportunity to share their work with the world.

Against a globalised background where available information can be biased or little founded, InPEC Magazine remedies the existing trend of pret-a-porter informative flows with the production of reflective and critical analysis without the threat of politicised omission or conflation.

With operational headquarters in Boston, London, and New Delhi, InPEC Magazine has the potential to reach out to millions while hosting authors from a wide range of backgrounds. Whether you are interested in politics, want to learn more about energy flows and shifting dynamics, or simply enjoy travelling, culture, or psychology, InPEC Magazine brings accurate information and innovative ideas and analyses to your desktop.


Editors

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Abdulaziz Khalefa is an international relations scholar who has worked as a journalist in Kuwait. He is an alumnus of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and is currently a student at the State University of New York. Email: aziz.gam[at] gmail.com

Batul

Batul K. Sadliwala is currently a graduate student focusing on Conflict Resolution and NGO Management at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Her academic and professional interests center around the role of civil society and community relations in resolving conflict in the Middle East. An Indian national, born and raised in Kuwait, she obtained her undergraduate degree in International Relations from the American University of Kuwait in 2016. She has experience working in the field of civil society capacity-building and youth empowerment in Kuwait. Email: batul.sadliwala[at]tufts.edu

Siddharth Singh is a researcher of energy (specifically hydrocarbons), macroeconomics, international relations, politics and policy based in New Delhi. He founded InPEC in August 2011 and was joined by Jack and David in October 2011. He can be followed on Twitter @siddharth3


Interviewees 

  • António Guterres is the 9th Secretary General of the United Nations. InPEC interviewed Guterres before his appointment as SG, when he served as the High Commissioner for Refugees. Link to interview can be found here.
  • Carmen Gallano studied medicine and psychiatry and worked several years in hospitals and mental institutions before training in psychoanalysis at the Paris School of Jacques Lacan. She is a member of the International School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field (EPFCL), and she has worked many years in her private practice in Madrid. Ms Gallano further combines her work with teaching and she has published extensively in Spain and abroad including two books titled “The feminine alterity” and “Desire, texts and conferences” (available only in Spanish: “La Alteridad Femenina” and “Deseo, textos y conferencias”). Her interview on the relevance of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytical philosophy in contemporary politics and culture can be found here.
  • Dan Plesch read History in Nottingham and worked for several NGOs focusing on the abolition of nuclear weapons. In 1986, Dr Dan Plesch founded the British American Security Information Council (BASIC), which he directed from Washington DC until 2001. After leaving DC, he was appointed Senior Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in Whitehall and worked with various TV and print media from 2001-2007 when he was appointed Director of the SOAS Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy where he set up the Disarmament and Globalisation Research Programme. The programme seeks to break assumptions of security based on a pre-atomic and pre-globalised era. In 2011 the CISD formally launched SCRAP, a holistic approach to global disarmament that proposes the adoption of an international legally binding agreement for complete and general disarmament. SCRAP was originally developed in Dr Plesch’s book, the Beauty Queen’s Guide to World Peace. He has given InPEC two interviews. Click on the links for Part 1 and Part 2 of his interviews on disarmament.
  • Nnimmo Bassey was awarded the Rafto Prize of 2012 for his longstanding commitment to the environment and human rights in Nigeria. Bassey is also chairman of the organization Friends of the Earth International. He believes renewable energy in small-scale energy systems will play an important role in Africa – and is strongly opposed to oil exploration in the Arctic.
  • Peter Jenkins is a career diplomat, born in 1950. He was the UK ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna from 2001 to 2006. He was prominent in the preparation of several Resolutions on Iran’s nuclear program passed by the International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors during this period. He featured in media reporting on this subject in August and November 2005 and February 2006.Earlier in his career Jenkins served in Washington, Paris, Brasilia, and Geneva, where he devoted much of his time to WTO affairs. He is working on energy issues, encouraging moves towards a low carbon global economy. He is a member of ADRg Ambassadors, a group of former British Ambassadors working together to offer strategic advice, dispute resolution services and specialised training. His interview with InPEC is available here.
  • Shirin Shafaie is an Iranian researcher and PhD candidate at School of Oriental and African Studies, London.  She was educated in Iran (BA in Philosophy and MA in Philosophy of Art) and in the UK (MSc in Middle East Politics). The core of her research is critical war studies in general and the Iran-Iraq War in particular. Her interview on tensions and failure of diplomacy between Iran and the West can be found here.
  • Talyn Rahman-Figueroa is a young policy leader and enthusiastic entrepreneur with a clear goal: to bridge the existing gap between civil society and leaders. With an impressive academic and practical background in diplomacy, Ms Rahman-Figueroa set up the first Diplomatic Business Consulting firm of its kind. Five months later, Grassroot Diplomat has grown to include a team of six experts in their respective fields as projects proliferate rapidly in all continents. Despite her young age, Ms Rahman-Figueroa is determined to tear down traditional barriers and work towards moving from a culture of national interests to a culture of people interests. ‘Success depends on one thing’, she argues, and that thing is the ‘power of relationships’. Her interview can be found here.

Designers

The designers who have worked on InPEC in the past. 

  • Akshan Ish is a computer science engineer and currently a graphic design student at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. Some of his work can be found at www.akshanish.wordpress.com

Email: akshan.ish [at] gmail.com

  • Dani Pagans is a Bologna-based Catalan designer with more than 10 years work experience. After working for several studios and agencies based in Barcelona, London, and Bologna, Dani is now a freelance designer. His work can be seen at www.danipagans.com

Email: mail [at] danipagans.com

 Former Editors

  • Jack Hamilton
  • David J. Franco

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