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Prof. Ajay Darshan Behera

Officiating Director

Office Address:
MMAJ Academy of International Studies,
Jamia Millia Islamia,
New Delhi-110025.

  +91-11-26987582  (Direct)
  abehera@jmi.ac.in   (Primary)  
  adbehera@gmail.com  (Secondary)

Ajay Darshan Behera is a Professor at the Academy of International Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He Local was also the Coordinator of the Centre for Pakistan Studies at the Academy. His main areas of research interest are International Relations Theory, Foreign Policy and Security Issues in South Asia, Political Violence, Insurgency and Terrorism, and India’s Foreign Policy. Prior to joining the Academy of International Studies, he was the Officiating Director of the Centre for Strategic and Regional Studies, University of Jammu, Jammu. He has also been a Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi and Assistant Research Professor at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi. He was the recipient of the 1996 Kodikara Award instituted by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo. He has also been a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. from October 2001 to June 2002 and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA from September 1997 to January 1998. He has contributed several research articles to edited volumes and journals in India and abroad on non-military dimensions of security, transnational security threats, confidence-building and conflict resolution, ethnic conflict, insurgencies and terrorism, and light weapons. He teaches courses on International Relations Theory, Security Studies and Pakistan. He is the author of a book Violence, Terrorism and Human Security in South Asia and a monograph The Politics of Violence and Development in South Asia and has co-edited the book Pakistan in a Changing Strategic Context.