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  • Medha Bisht

    Associate Fellow
    +91 11 2671 7983
    Archive data: Person was at IDSA from October 2006 to August 2012

    Joined IDSA

    October 2006

    Research Interests

    International Negotiations and Civil Society Participation, Multi Stakeholder Processes, Bhutan, Transnational Water Issues and Dams in South Asia, Anti-Personnel Landmines.


    PhD, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.


    Medha Bisht completed her B.A (Hons) History from Miranda House, Delhi University and did her Masters in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has a doctorate from Diplomatic and Disarmament Studies Division, Jawaharlal Nehru University.She wrote a PhD on Multi-Satekeholder Negotiations on Security and Development. In June 2008 she attended a graduate course on Peace Research, University of Oslo, Norway. Dr Bisht has been a contributory author to various reports commissioned by the United Nations, IDRC Canada and the Government of India including the Progress of Women in South Asia (2005) & (2007) published and supported by UNIFEM. Since 2007 she has been one of the contributors (India section) to the Landmine Report published by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, Canada. She has taught graduate and post graduate students in Uttaranchal and Maharashtra.


    • “Advocacy Groups and Multi-Stakeholder Negotiations: Redefining Frameworks of Diplomatic Practice,” International Studies, 45.2, 2008 (Sage Publication, New Delhi).
    • “India’s Development Diplomacy: Re-Engaging Afghanistan,” Peace and Conflict Monitor, University of Peace, May 5, 2009.
    • “Poverty and Governance in South Asia: Issues and Concerns” in Ashok Behuria (ed.), India and its Neighbours: Towards a New Partnership, New Delhi: Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, 2008.
    • “Red Star Rising,” Asian Affairs, May 2008, Brunel Academic Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom.
    • “Sanitation And Waste Management: A Perspective of Gender and Diplomacy” in Sudarshan and Pande (ed.), Ensuring Public Accountability through Community Action, ISST, 2007.

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