Adinda Khaerani joined the Political Communication Institute of Turkish-Asian Center for Strategic Studies (TASAM) as an expert in 2016. In her previous career, after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Mass Communications from the London School of Public Relations-Jakarta, she joined the Press Section at the Diplomatic Mission of Pakistan – Jakarta from 2010-2011 as an Assistant to the Press Attaché.
In April 2011, she joined the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey – Jakarta as a Personal Assistant to the Ambassador and resigned in October 2012 as she was granted a Scholarship from the Turkish Government and continued her study that started in 2013, to obtain an MA in Political Science and International Relations at Istanbul University.
She wrote her master’s thesis with the title, “The role of ASEAN in conflict management in the case of South China Sea disputes,” and later obtained her MA in Political Science and International Relations in 2016. With the experience of studying in Turkey, she speaks three languages: Bahasa Indonesian, English and Turkish.
While she was working with TASAM, she was involved in various conferences, research as well as book editing. She also participated as a Speaker at the Istanbul Security Conference in 2018. The title of her speech was “Troubled waters in the Pacific: The case of the South China Sea disputes.” Recently, the paper has been published in Istanbul Security Conference 2018 Book (TASAM’s Publication).