MENTOR & GUEST AUTHOR
Neha Dewan is an expert in International Relations and Security, focusing on South Asian politics.
She is a Consultant at the UNESCO New Delhi Cluster Office, mandated to cover South Asia, including India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Nepal.
Neha is the Chair of the Indian Women in International Relations (IWIR) Forum.
She is also a Non-Resident Fellow at TRENDS Research & Advisory, Abu Dhabi, and a Non-Resident Fellow and Political Affairs Officer at Global Policy Insights (GPI). She also heads The Commonwealth Project at GPI as the Project Lead and is the Research Coordinator for the Artificial Intelligence & Public Policy Programme. She is directing research at the AI and Commonwealth Conference the Academic Coordinator (featuring 30+ speakers, 100+ youth organisations and policy leaders from across the Commonwealth, in partnership with UNWOMEN and the Ramphal Institute). She will also be Chairing the Commonwealth Forum at the Conference.
Neha holds an MPhil in International Relations & Politics from the University of Cambridge, publishing a merit-awarded thesis. She also holds a BA (Honours) in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College for Women and an advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (CTPB), receiving the best dissertation and excellency awards for her work on conflict studies.
She has been a Research Fellow for Dr Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament (India) and former International diplomat, and has had experience working with diplomats, international governments, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan among others. She has published widely on her expertise and has had several speaking engagements.
This year, Neha is also teaching the International Political Economy and Diplomacy course at the GPODS Fellowship and has been invited as a mentor along with globally renowned leaders.