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(Director General, Delhi Policy Group and Former Interlocutor for Jammu & Kashmir)

Dr. Radha Kumar, Director General of the Delhi Policy Group, is a specialist in ethnic conflicts, peacemaking and peace-building. Formerly Director of the Mandela Centre for Peace at Jamia Millia Islamia Univeristy (2005-10), Dr. Kumar has also been Senior Fellow in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York (1999-2003), Executive Director of the Helsinki Citizen's Assembly in Prague (1992-4), Associate Fellow at the Institute for War and Peace Studies at Columbia University (1996-8) and was a member of the Council on Security and Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific (CSCAP India). She is currently on the Board of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the Foundation for Communal Harmony (India, Ministry of Home Affairs) and an Associate Fellow of the Asia Society in New York.

From October 2010 to October 2011, Dr. Kumar served as one of the three-member Group of Interlocutors appointed by the Government of India for Jammu and Kashmir.

Dr. Kumar holds a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi and an MA and BA from Cambridge University, UK. She is the author of 5 books and over 100 journal articles & book chapters, as well as several dozen op-ed and about 30 reports. Dr. Kumar also appears frequently on T.V. and radio.

Her publications include –
·         Negotiating Peace in Deeply Divided Societies: A Set of Simulations, Sage, 2009
·         Making Peace with Partition, Penguin India, 2005
·         Divide and Fall? Bosnia in the Annals of Partition, Verso Books, 1997, 1999
·         A History of Doing: An Illustrated Account of Movements for Women's Rights and Feminism in India,
         1800-1990, Kali for Women and Verso Books, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, Zubaan, 2004.
          Marathi edition 2000, Hindi edition 2002

A full list of her articles can be accessed here.
(Advisor, National Security Program)

Lieutenant General (retd.) Aditya Singh was formerly a member of India's National Security Advisory Board. Currently, he is the Security advisor to the National Security Program being carried out at the Delhi Policy Group. General Singh retired in Sep 2007 as GOC-in-C of the Southern Command - the largest and senior-most Command of the Indian Army.

Prior to this he had been Commander-in-Chief(C-in-C), Andaman & Nicobar (A&N) Command - the only Joint Command of India from Jan 2005 in the aftermath of the Earthquake and Tsunami of 26 Dec 2004. In this capacity, he was also the Vice Chairman and Operational Head of the Integrated Relief Command responsible for the emergency relief and successful rehabilitation of the ravaged Islands.

A fourth generation Army Officer he volunteered as a continuum of the family legacy which dates back to 1859. He completed his education from Mayo College, Ajmer, and was commissioned into the Indian Armoured Corps in 1967 at the top of his batch. A graduate of Staff College, Camberly (UK) in 1978, he obtained a Masters Degree in Military Science in 1990 and is an alumnus of the Indian National Defence College. He is a three times recipient of the highest national awards for distinguished service and a former Aide de Camp to The President of India.

He now devotes time to strategic and national security issues, looking after educational establishments and building institutions.
Ambassador Jayant Prasad
(Advisor, Foreign Policy Programs)

Ambassador Jayant Prasad is Advisor, Foreign Policy Programs, Delhi Policy Group, and Non-resident Visiting Scholar, Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania. Before his 37-year public service career, he was lecturer in history, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. He previously served as India's Ambassador to Afghanistan, Algeria, Nepal, and the UN Conference on Disarmament, Geneva. At the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, he was Special Secretary, Public Diplomacy, Head of the Americas and the Multilateral Economic Relations Divisions, and Director, Foreign Secretary’s Office. He also served as Rapporteur of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, Geneva (1986-87), Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (1998-99), and member of U.N. Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters (2005-07).
Richard Wallace
(Research Associate, Peace and Conflict Studies Program)

Richard Wallace graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, with an MSc. in Middle East Politics. Prior to this, he received his BSc. (Honours) in Politics from the University of Southampton. His primary research interests include energy security, political Islam, politics and security in the GCC states, Central Asia, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Yemen in particular. His postgraduate thesis, entitled: “Yemen: between Co-optation and Exclusion”, explored the shifting power configurations in Yemen’s complex and fragmented political landscape prior to the Arab Spring. Richard has been published in The Diplomat.
Marcel Korff
(Research Associate, Peace and Conflict Studies Program)

Marcel Korff’s research interests include regionalism, international politics and organization, global political economy, ethics of security and social justice.  He graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with an MSc in Political Theory. He also holds a BSocSc (Honours) in Politics and International Relations from the University of Manchester. Marcel has worked with Amnesty International and contributed articles and reports for international institutions’ social responsibility rankings.
Sabika Zehra
(Research Associate, Foreign Policy Program)

Sabika Zehra’s research interests include international political economy, international law, Indian foreign policy, West Asia studies, international development,  and peace and conflict studies. She has written trade policy briefs and reports for the Department of International Trade (Ministry of Foreign Trade) in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She has interned with the Grameen Bank in Dhaka and participated in the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business and Industry 2011 at the Iacocca Institute in Lehigh University (Pennsylvania, USA) as a representative of India. She also contributes to the Hardnews Magazine on issues of international politics.
Sabika graduated with Masters in International Relations from Jawaherlal Nehru University in 2014. She also holds a Bachelor degree with a dual major in International Economics and International Relations from the American University of Sharjah, UAE.
Karthika Sudhir
(Research Associate, Governance Program)

Karthika Sudhir’s research interests primarily lie in the field of gender, religion, minorities and other issues pertaining to national and international governance and state-building.  Her major pieces of writing include a dissertation on the constitutional position of Muslim Arbitration Tribunals in the UK and a Masters Thesis titled  “A Uniform Civil Code: Questions of National Identity, Gender Justice and Religious Extremism in India”. Karthika interned for the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) within the Multilateral Diplomacy program, with focus on the area of international environmental and water law, prior to joining DPG as an associate.
Karthika Sudhir is a LLB (Hons) graduate from the University of Southampton and a post-graduate in International Relations from the Geneva School of Diplomacy. She is also a certified Grade-C mediator by the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation.
Debalina Ghoshal
(Research Associate, National Security Program)

Ms. Debalina Ghoshal is presently a Research Associate at the National Security Program. She is an M.A. in International Studies from Stella Maris College, Chennai. She also holds a Diploma in International Humanitarian Law from NALSAR, Hyderabad. Prior to Delhi Policy Group, she has interned in Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (May-June 2010) and also worked with Centre for Air Power Studies from July 2011-March 2015. She has worked on issues related to missiles and missile defence, nuclear security and artillery. She has written more than sixty articles and papers on these issues in both national and international publications. 
Uma Malhotra
(Executive Secretary)

Uma Malhotra has recently joined DPG as Executive Secretary to the Director General. Earlier she has worked with Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (a GoI Navratna PSU) for 25 years where she served as Personal Secretary to the Top Management. After taking VRS in 2007, she joined Best Food International – a rice manufacturing company and then Asian Centre for Organisation Research and Development (ACORD), a not-for-profit Society (Oct 2008- Feb 2014).

Besides secretarial work, she is good at handling HR/personnel, admin and project-related work (online data search, telephonic surveys, translations, proof-reading/editing etc.). She has learned the ropes of the trade through sheer perseverance and hard work and believes in working as a team.
Sivadasan K
(Office Secretary)

Mr. Sivadasan K has successfully served in the Indian Army (Remount Veterinary Corps) for 24-years, where he was recommended for Chief of Army Staff Commendation Card. He was awarded best service certificate by the Commandant Defence Services Staff College Wellington (Nilgiris). He retired as Nb Ris (Clerk). His career experience includes two successful tenures with the Integrated HQ within the Ministry of Defence and a single tenure with Defence Services Staff College Wellington (Nilgiris)

He joined DPG initially as Administrative manager under General VR Raghavan, the then Project Director Delhi Policy Group during 1998. Currently, he handles all logistical and administrative arrangements for various national, international conferences, Round Table Meetings besides Secretarial and DPG Trust related work.
Mr. C.P. Venkatanathan

Mr. C.P. Venkatanathan has over 36 years of experience working in various administrative positions across different industries. He has worked in Central Scientific Instruments Organization (1978-84), Industrial Finance Corporation of India (1984-2008), Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. (2008-11) and ETA Engineering Pvt. Ltd. (2011-14). He is well versed in planning, organizing and managing events.

He has joined the Delhi Policy Group as Secretary and would be handling logistics and administration related work.
Babu Lal
(Office Assistant)

After successfully completing 15 years at SIEL, Mr. Babu Lal joined the Delhi Policy Group as an Office Assistant. At DPG, he co-ordinates the activities of conducting various international and national seminars and conferences to be held, arrangement of transportations, despatching official emails and other day-to-day activities of DPG.

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