LSE IDEAS, UK. Ivan Lidarev has been named the 2023/24 Mladena and Dianko Sotirov visiting fellow at LSE IDEAS, The London School of Economics’ foreign policy think tank. He recently completed his PhD at Kings College London in International Relations and Political Science. Ivan received his MA in International Affairs, with a concentration in Asia, from the Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA), George Washington University and BA in History, Asian Studies and Global and International Studies from Bard College. He boasts a rich think tank experience and between 2014 and 2017, served as advisor at Bulgaria’s National Assembly. Of his new role, he said: “I am very excited to be selected for the Sotirov fellowship and grateful to LSE IDEAS and the Sotirov family. For me, this is a great opportunity to research an important but often underappreciated topic in the intellectually stimulating environment of LSE IDEAS.’’