Wikistrat Expert Dr. Smruti S. Pattanaik

Dr. Smruti S. Pattanaik

Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis

Dr. Smruti S. Pattanaik is a research fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi, where she specializes in South Asia. Dr. Pattanaik coordinates the Pakistan Project at the IDSA and is a member of its task force on neighbouring countries. She is a contributor to The Daily Star (Bangladesh) and is on the editorial board of Strategic Analysis.

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Biography

Dr. Smruti S. Pattanaik is a research fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi, where she specializes in South Asia. Her current research project is titled “India’s ‘Near Abroad’: What Ails its Neighbourhood Policy.” Dr. Pattanaik was a visiting Asia fellow (Asian Scholarship Foundation, Bangkok) at the Department of International Relations, Dhaka University in 2004. In 2007 she was also selected for a follow up study grant by the Asian Scholarship Foundation to research on politics of identity in Bangladesh. Dr. Pattanaik was a visiting professor and India Chair at the Centre for Contemporary Indian Studies, University of Colombo in 2013.

As a postdoctoral fellow at MSH (Fondation Maison des Science de l’Homme), and the Centre for International Relations and Research (CERI, Science Po), Paris, she conducted research on “Broadening Consensus in Fighting Religious Militancy/terrorism: Can Democracy in Pakistan Ensure regional stability.” In addition, she was a visiting fellow (September-October 2011) at the International Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Oslo, and worked on “Afghanistan: Need for a Regional Approach”. She was selected to attend the Symposium on East Asian Security (SEAS) Program conducted by the U.S. State Department and USPACOM in 2011.

Dr. Pattanaik was the course director of the India-Bangladesh studies program jointly conducted by Jamia Millia Islamia and Dhaka University. She developed a course on “Political Developments in Bangladesh 1971-2010” as part of the EU-funded project on Curriculum Development on Peace Building in Europe and South Asia, organized by the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution, in 2011. Dr. Pattanaik is a member of IDSA’s task force on neighbouring countries. She is a contributor to The Daily Star (Bangladesh) and is on the editorial board of Strategic Analysis. She also coordinates the Pakistan Project at the IDSA.

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Academic Qualifications:
Ph.D in South Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
M.Phil., University of Delhi
M.A. in Political Science, Utkal University
B.A. in Political Science, Ravenshaw College

Areas of Expertise:
South Asian politics
South Asian civil-military relations
South Asian politics of religion/ethnicity

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