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ECN Communications Officer - Candidate Statements


Arnaldo Costeira

Lisbon Business & Government Schools 


As an active member of the PSA ECN, and using my relevant experience in the relation with peers, academia and mentoring of young professionals, I am honoured to express my interest in standing for this important position. As you can see in my LinkedIn Profile, I have an extensive experience in design, political consultancy, digital marketing and communication, particularly within the digital realm.

Throughout my academic and professional journey, I have developed skills that I believe are essential to making a significant contribution to this community. I also have strong international experience in academic and professional networks and associative activities. I firmly believe that I can effectively integrate this responsibility into my current academic and professional obligations. I am committed to adding value and furthering the goals of the PSA ECN, benefiting both the organization and myself.

Amen Kofi Gokah

NTU Postgraduate Researcher 

Politics and International Relations 


I am interested in becoming the ECN Communications Officer because I would like to serve as a channel for connecting the members of the Association and the public via social media. Being abreast and updated on the use of social media in this contemporary world to inform and propel the activities of organisations or associations like ours. Occupying this position will reflect my driven desire to constantly make meaningful connections, inspire actions, and contribute to a world where communication empowers, enlightens, and unites.

I am drawn to this role because I flourish on the power of words as an excellent communicator to link gaps and build relationships. My passion also dwells on constructing narratives that resonate, whether it's conveying a brand's message, sharing impactful stories, or fostering dialogue within communities.

By becoming the ECN Communications Officer, I aspire to use my skills to influence positive change, promote transparency, and foster collaboration through our social media.

Arvind Kumar

PhD in Politics

Royal Holloway, University of London 


I am PSA ECN member, and recently achieved my PhD from the esteemed Department of Politics, IRs, and Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London. Concurrently, I hold a position as a part-time lecturer within the Department of Law and Criminology at RHUL. My responsibilities extend to overseeing the departmental website as ‘website champion’.

Additionally, I proudly serve as a Trustee, specifically in the capacity of Event & Outreach Coordinator, for the British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS). My appointment would not only bring pertinent experience to the role but also align with PSA’s goal of fostering closer collaboration between professional associations to champion principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion. As a first-generation university entrant from a South Asian background, I believe my selection would significantly contribute to advancing these ideals. 

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