Course Scholars

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Aparupa Bhattacharjee is currently pursuing her PhD at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore. 

Her research is focussed on Southeast Asia, primarily Myanmar, Thailand, and Malaysia. In particular, she studies politics, conflicts and peace processes relating to Myanmar, with a special attention on the Rohingya conflict. 

She has previously been the Coordinator, Southeast Asia Research Programme (SEARP), at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS). She had also supervised the Institute’s Myanmar Project. After IPCS, she has worked with Jhpiego-an international non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, for a year.  

Apart from her research, she has been an active part of the outreach team of both IPCS previously, and NIAS presently. She has also been associated with the Consortium for South Asian Think Tank (COSATT) Network.

GP Commentaries

One year after the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka

Who and Why of the Perpetrators

April 2020 | CWA # 267

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Southeast Asia

Malaysia: New PM, Old Challenges

March 2020 | CWA # 247

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Myanmar in 2020

Old problems to persist with no solutions in the near term

January 2020 | CWA # 206

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

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GP Insights

Vietnam: The second wave

August 2020 | GP Insights # 394

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Singapore's ruling party wins general election again, but with a lesser margin

July 2020 | GP Insights # 383

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Myanmar: Conflicts in Chin and Rakhine rage, despite the Corona threat

April 2020 | GP Insights # 334

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

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Sourina Bej

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Rashmi Ramesh

Rashmi Ramesh is currently pursuing PhD at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. Rashmi completed her BA in Economics, Political Science and Sociology from Christ (Deemed to be University), Bangalore. She holds a Masters Degree in Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher...

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Abigail Miriam Fernandez

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Sukanya Bali

Sukanya Bali is currently a Research Consultant at the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. Her area of research includes Violence and Conflict in South Asia, and China's Soft-power...

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Lakshmi V Menon

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Apoorva Sudhakar

Apoorva Sudhakar is a Research Assistant at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. Her areas of interest include peace and conflict in South Asia and Africa, climate change and human-wildlife conflict.  Apoorva has completed her Masters degree...

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Akriti Sharma

Akriti Sharma is currently a PhD scholar, at the Science Diplomacy Programme, School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. She holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Political Science from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Her research interests...

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Lokendra Sharma

Lokendra Sharma is currently a PhD scholar at the School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), IISc Campus, Bengaluru. He has a Masters degree in International Relations from the MMAJ Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He has...

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