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Genevieve Donnellon-May

Genevieve Donnellon-May

Research Analyst

Genevieve Donnellon-May is a geopolitical and global strategy advisor interested in regional resource governance (land, energy, water) and environmental conflict in Asia. Currently, she is the Asia-Pacific analyst at The Red Line and a researcher at the Oxford Global Society. Genevieve is also a 2023 CSIS Pacific Young Leader, an Australia-China Emerging Leader, and a 2023 Yenching Scholar. She was shortlisted by the Young Australians in International Affairs as one of the 2023 Young Women to Watch.

Genevieve frequently contributes to leading newspapers, journals, and other media on regional resource governance in Asia. These include AsiaGlobal Online, Asia Sentinel, Asia Times, ASPI Strategist, Australian Outlook, Australian Institute of International Affairs, Cambridge China Review, CSIS Maritime Index, East Asia Forum, Eurasia Review, Indian Strategic Studies, New Straits Times, RSIS Commentaries, South China Morning Post, The Straits Times, The Diplomat, The Interpreter, ThePrint India, ThinkChina, Today Online, and the Wilson Center’s New Security Beat.  She has also been quoted in and/or interviewed by many leading media outlets and other publications (see for example CNBC, Le Monde, The Wire China, Reuters, and Bloomberg).

Genevieve holds an MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management from the University of Oxford, and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) and a Diploma of Languages from the University of Melbourne. She has held positions as the 2022 Young Australians in International Affairs Climate Fellow as well as at the Institute of Water Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, and the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, South Korea. 

Additionally, she is a member of the Indo-Pacific Circle and an associate of the Indo-Pacific Studies Center.

Selected publications

Unleashing chaos: Nova Kakhovka Dam destruction threatens global food security.
 The Interpreter, 2023. https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/unleashing-chaos-nova-kakhovka-dam-destruction-threatens-global-food-security

How China-Russia grain corridor can help Beijing safeguard food security and boost agricultural trade.
South China Morning Post, 2023. https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3223083/how-china-russia-grain-corridor-can-help-beijing-safeguard-food-security-and-boost-agricultural

Transboundary water governance is a regional security issue in Asia. The Diplomat, 2023. https://thediplomat.com/2022/12/transboundary-water-governance-is-a-regional-security-issue-in-asia/

Rural managers spark online outrage, Jamestown Foundation, 2023. https://jamestown.org/program/rural-managers-spark-online-outrage/

China-US tech war: the impact on global food security. RSIS Commentaries, volume 60, 2023. https://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication/nts/china-us-tech-war-the-impact-on-global-food-security/

China’s fisheries policy makes a belated shift to sustainability. East Asia Forum, 2023. https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2023/04/07/chinas-fisheries-policy-makes-a-belated-shift-to-sustainability/

Meeting China’s Demand for Meat and Dairy. East Asia Forum, 2022. https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2022/05/14/meeting-chinas-demand-for-meat-and-dairy/

Areas of interest

  • Regional resource conflict
  • Environment governance
  • Water policy