Lina Benabdallah

  • Board Member of Rising Powers Quarterly


Lina Benabdallah is completing a doctoral degree in International Relations at the department of Political Science of the University of Florida. Her scholarly interests include foreign policy conducts of rising powers and post-Western IR. Her dissertation examines Beijing’s investments in human resource development and capacity building programs in Africa. It seeks to understand in what ways, besides economic leverage, China builds and diffuses power in its relations with Global South states.