Keiko Ferradj Ota

Ferradj Ota, Keiko



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PhD Candidate in Politics and International Relations, Social Science

Postgraduate Representative of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Dundee

Peer Mentor/Peer Helper for Postgraduate students, University of Dundee

A multilingual and multicultural luxury hotel professional (English, Japanese, French, Mandarin & Spanish) with over 12 years of international experience in hotel operation and sales & marking. I am known for my perseverance and love for learning. I take pleasure in achieving goals even when I am faced with obstacles. I am situated in Parisian region of France, and a proud mother of my son. Serving political figures and royal families on a daily basis at ultra luxury international hotels interested me to research Political Science and International Relations. In my undergraduate study at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto Japan where I obtained Bachelor of Business Administration, I have conducted a research on Japanese Foreign Direct Investment in China by conducting company visits and interviews in Beijing and Tianjing area. My primal interest was how China was changing as a market and as a business partner of Japanese multinationals. My thesis at City University of Hong Kong, as a part of Master of Arts in Asian and International Study, was focused on Chinese investments in Latin America, and my main research question was if Chinese FDI was benefiting the continent’s economic development or simply exploiting it. I’ve embarked on my journey to obtain Master of Arts in International Relations at Queen Mary University of London through a special program offered at University of London Institute in Paris. My thesis there was on the trilateral relation among China, African Union and the European Union. In 2020, having experienced the impact of Pandemic as you did, it gave me a desire to investigate the political and economic influence of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe, in relation to Sino-European Relation. To find out more about my research, please do click on the link to my power point below. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email at should you have any question or interest in my research.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Master of Arts in International Relations, Queen Mary University of London

Award Date: 31 Oct 2018

Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong

Award Date: 31 Jul 2015

External positions

VIP Manager @ Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Covid-19
  • Impact of Pandemic on Politics and Economy
  • JZ International relations
  • Sino-European Relation
  • Chinese FDI
  • JA Political science (General)
  • International Political Economy


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