Course Scholars

Padmashree Anandhan

Padmashree Anandhan is currently a project associate at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore. Her research for the NIAS Europe Studies under the Area Studies initiative focuses on protest movements, conflicts, energy, economic, migration and contemporary political issues in Western Europe and Scandinavian countries.

Her research interests also include ocean governance and maritime conflicts as part of Maritime Studies. She is also the Assistant Editor of the Conflict Weekly of NIAS Conflict Reader under the International Peace Research Initiative which covers peace and conflict issues from South Asia to Latin America. Apart from her research, she also coordinates the NIAS outreach and social media activities.

GP Commentaries

NIAS Europe Studies

Queen Elizabeth: End of an era

September 2022 | CWA # 785

Padmashree Anandhan

NIAS Europe Studies

Russia and Eastern Economic Forum 2022: A sturdy Far East

September 2022 | CWA # 784

Padmashree Anandhan

NIAS Europe Studies

Who will be the next UK prime minister: Liss Truss v. Rishi Sunak

August 2022 | CWA # 774

Padmashree Anandhan

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GP Insights

EU's food waste 2022: Three takeaways

September 2022 | GP Insights # 668

Padmashree Anandhan

Sweden: 2022 elections reflect political polarization

September 2022 | GP Insights # 663

Padmashree Anandhan

Ukraine: Counteroffensive in Kharkiv and Kherson

September 2022 | GP Insights # 664

Padmashree Anandhan

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Other Scholars

Harini Madhusudan

Harini Madhusudan is a doctoral scholar with the School of Conflict and Security Studies, NIAS. Her thesis looks at Militarisation in Outer Space, which draws from a combination of disciplines of International Law, Security Studies, International Relations, and Outer Space as a domain. She is looking...

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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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Akriti Sharma

Akriti Sharma is a doctoral scholar at the Science, Technology and International Relations Programme, National Institute of Advanced Studies. She has completed her Bachelors in Political Science and Masters in Political Science from the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. She is also the recipient of...

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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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Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Abigail Miriam Fernandez Research Associate at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies. Her areas of interest include peace and conflict in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. As a part of her research focus at 'Pakistan Reader'...

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Avishka Ashok

Avishka Ashok is a Research Associate with the Science, Technology and International Relations (STIR) Programme in the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. In the STIR Programme, she is currently coordinating the activities of the China Reader...

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Rishma Banerjee

Rishma Banerjee is a Research Assistant in the Science, Technology, and International Relations Programme under the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the NIAS. She works in the KAS-NIAS Europe Studies Programme under the Area Studies initiative. Her research interest is in the geopolitical developments...

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Joel Jacob

Joel Jacob is a Research Assistant in the Global Politics Course, at the school of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies. She works with the Pakistan Reader and STIR Fortnightly at the Science, Technology, and International Relations Programme, NIAS. Her areas of interest...

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Anu Maria

Anu Maria Joseph is a Research Assistant in School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. She holds masters in Political Science from Madras Christian College, Chennai. As part of NIAS Africa Studies, she looks into internal politics, external relations,...

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Sai Pranav

Mr. Pranav is a Research Assistant at the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore. As a part of the NIAS Europe Studies under the Area studies program, he looks into issues relating to energy and border conflicts. He also follows developments...

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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...

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Sourina Bej

Sourina Bej is currently a Research Associate with the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP) at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. In ISSSP, she is currently working on a DRDO-sponsored project, "Profiling Borderland Communities in Tawang". She is...

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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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