Course Scholars

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 also working on a larger study - "Water Security and Climate Change in India" supported by Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Secutity Studies (BIPSS). 
 
Her research is focused on India's Northeast especially on water and development politics in the region. She studies the borderland identities, development and resource conflicts in the region, primarily in the Himalayan frontier. She has also worked on  'Religious Extremism in Bangladesh' and 'Political Transition in Nepal. 
 
Prior to joining ISSSP, she has been the correspondent-cum-copy editor at The Times of India, Chennai for the dailies' Nation and City pages. She has completed her Masters in International Studies from Stella Maris College, Chennai and holds a post-graduate diploma in print journalism from Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. She is a graduate in Political Science from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata

GP Commentaries

France Presidential Elections 2022

Four challenges ahead for President Macron

May 2022 | CWA # 734

Sourina Bej

NIAS Europe Monitor

Recent terror attacks in Europe: Five trends from England to Norway

October 2021 | CWA # 592

Sourina Bej

NIAS Europe Monitor

France: Paris Terror Trial

September 2021 | CWA # 562

Sourina Bej

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GP Insights

The UK: After Boris Johnson’s resignation, a tight race for the next prime minister begins

July 2022 | GP Insights # 644

Sourina Bej

Europe: 'Pay for gas in rubles,' says Putin, EU leaders reject in unison

April 2022 | GP Insights # 626

Sourina Bej

France: Trial begins for the 2015 terrorist attack

September 2021 | GP Insights # 570

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Other 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...

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Harini Madhusudan

Harini Madhusudan is currently a PhD scholar, at the International Strategic and Security Studies Programme (ISSSP), School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. She is working a project on Pakistan Research. Her areas of research include Outer Space Law...

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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

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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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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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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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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Avishka Ashok

Avishka Ashok is a Research Assistant with the Science Diplomacy Programme in the School of Conflict and Security Studies at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. In the Science Diplomacy Programme, she is currently working on coordinating the activities of the programme, compiling and...

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Juan Mary Joseph

Juan Mary Joseph is currently a Research Intern at the School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies.  Her areas of interest include China and East Asian studies. She has completed her Masters in International Studies from Christ (Deemed to be) University and...

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Porkkodi Ganeshpandian

Porkkodi Ganeshpandian holds a postgraduate degree in Political Science from Madras Christian College, and is currently a research intern at the School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies. Her research interests are centred on South Asian politics, North Korean Politics...

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Wonchibeni Tsopoe

Wonchibeni Tsopoe is currently a Research Intern at the School of Conflict and Security Studies, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS). Her area of interest includes India’s Northeast and South Asian studies. She has completed her post-graduation in Political Science from St.Joseph’s...

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