Dhanasree Jayaram is Assistant Professor, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka, India. She submitted her Ph. D. thesis, entitled “Military Dimensions of Environmental Security: An Indian Perspective” to the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, MAHE. She is also the Project Associate and Editorial Coordinator at Manipal Advanced Research Group (MARG), Manipal University – Science, Technology and Security Forum (STSf). She is the Project Manager of “Climate Diplomacy 2015-2016” as well as “Climate Diplomacy 2017-2018”, sponsored by adelphi (a Berlin-based think-tank for applied research, policy analysis, and consultancy on global change issues), and supported by the German Federal Foreign Office. She has been providing local (Indian and South Asian) insights and first-hand information for the Environment, Conflict and Cooperation (ECC) Platform and climatediplomacy.org since September, 2015. The project attempts to identify the geopolitical and geostrategic risks of environmental change and developing concrete approaches for foreign policy stakeholders. She is the ESG Research Fellow representative at the Early Career Researchers Network of Network (ECR NoN).

She has received international and national grants including the Future Earth travel grant for early career professionals in 2017 through which she attended and presented papers at the 2017 ESG Conference held at Lund University. She received the Outreach Fellowship of Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS) – a defence think tank in New Delhi, India – in 2011. Through this fellowship, she published a single authored volume – “Breaking out of the Green House: Indian Leadership in Times of Environmental Change”. Before enrolling for Ph. D. at MAHE, she held the positions of Research Associate and Non-Resident Associate Fellow at CAPS in the Energy, Environment and Resource Optimisation Programme. She was a Visiting Ph. D. Scholar at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Leiden, the Netherlands, during September 2014-June 2015. She received the Eramsus Mundus – Inter-Disciplinary Bridges in Indo-European Studies (IBIES) short-term Ph. D. fellowship (for 10 months) in 2014.

She is the Senior Commissioning Editor and Environmental/Green Politics Editor at E-International Relations, an online resource for students of international politics, diplomacy and global governance as well as Contributing Analyst/Supervisor, Wikistrat, world’s first crowdsourced consultancy. She has organised various events (including a seminar on “Regional Perspectives on Environmental Security, Conflict and Governance” at Leiden University in June, 2015 and a lecture series related to adelphi’s ECC Exhibition in April, 2016); as well as presented papers and talks at various international conferences, workshops, seminars and roundtables (including at the German Federal Foreign Office in 2015).

Selected Publications:  

  • Jayaram, Dhanasree. 2018. From “Spoiler” to “Bridging Nation”: The Reshaping of India’s Climate Diplomacy. La Revue internationale et stratégique 109:181-190
  • Jayaram, Dhanasree. 2016. Environmental Security, Land Restoration, and the Military: A Case Study of the Ecological Task Forces in India. In Chabay, Ilan, Martin Frick and Jennifer Helgeson (eds). Land Restoration: Reclaiming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future. Waltham MA: Academic Press. 163-181
  • Jayaram, Dhanasree. 2015. A Shift in the Agenda for China and India: Geopolitical Implications for Future Climate Governance. Carbon & Climate Law Review 9(3): 219-230
  • Jayaram, Dhanasree. 2014. The “three geos”: a new approach to study environmental security scenarios in the Asia-Pacific. International Affairs Forum 5(2): 106-117
  • Jayaram, Dhanasree. 2014. Sino-Indian Cooperation at the Climate Change Negotiations: The Past, the Present and the Future. Chinese Journal of Urban and Environmental Studies, 2(1)
  • Jayaram, Dhanasree. 2013. Breaking out of the Green House: Indian Leadership in Times of Environmental Change. New Delhi: K. W. Publishers
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