Debidatta Aurobinda  Mahapatra Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra

Fellow
University of Massachusetts

After my PhD in International Studies from JNU, India, I worked at Indian universities from 2005 to 2012. My areas of interest include conflict management and peacebuilding in South and Central Asia. My publications include Conflict and Peace in Eurasia, 2013, and Making Kashmir Borderless, 2013. I am currently pursuing a second PhD at University of Massachusetts Boston, where I am also a Fellow at Center for Peace, Development and Democracy and teach two courses on conflicts at OLLI Institute.

Subjects: Area Studies

Biography

After receiving a PhD in International Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, in 2005, I taught and researched at Central University of Punjab, University of Mumbai and University of Jammu, India, from 2005 to 2012. I received Scholar of Peace Award (New Delhi) in 2007 and Kodikara Award (Colombo) in 2010. I was Visiting Fellow at Institute for Conflict Research, Belfast, UK in November 2008, Charles Wallace Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast in March-April 2010 and ICSSR-RAS Fellow at Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow, in September 2010. I worked as a consultant for Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, Geneva in 2006 and 2010. I have published on issues related to conflict and peacebuilding. My recent publications include Conflict and Peace in Eurasia (editor, Routledge, 2013) and Making Kashmir Borderless (RCSS, Colombo, 2013). I am currently pursuing a second PhD at the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance, University of Massachusetts Boston. I am a Fellow at the Center for Peace, Development and Democracy and teach alternatively two courses: Introduction to Conflicts in South Asia and Kashmir Conflict: Dynamics, Costs and Peace Prospects at Osher Life Long Learning Institute at the same University.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    WORK EXPERIENCE
    ● April-July 2012, Assistant Professor, Centre for South and Central Asian Studies, Central University of Punjab, India. Teaching and Research. (Full Time)
    ● June 2007- March 2012, Post Doctoral Research Associate, Centre for Central Eurasian Studies, University of Mumbai, Mumbai. Teaching and Research. Member, University of Mumbai, India. (Full Time)
    ● January 2005-May 2007, Post Doctoral Fellow, Project “Kashmir Across LoC,” and Editor Across LOC, Centre for Strategic and Defense studies, University of Jammu, India. Research.
    ● 2005-2006, Academic Counselor, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Jammu Centre, India.

    COURSES TAUGHT
    ● Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Course: Kashmir Conflict: Dimensions, Costs and Peace Prospects. University of Massachusetts Boston, Spring 2015.
    ● Osher Lifelong Learning Institute course: An Introduction to Conflicts in South Asia. University of Massachusetts Boston, Spring and Fall 2014.
    ● M.Phil courses: Political Economy of Globalization and Society and Culture in South Asia. Central University of Punjab Bathinda, Spring 2012.
    ● M.A. course: Central Eurasia in Socio-Historical and Geographical Perspective. University of Mumbai, 2007-2012.
    ● MPhil course: Russia in Global Affairs. University of Mumbai, 2007-2012.
    ● M.A. course: Peace and Conflict Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Jammu Center, 2005-2006.

    COURSES DEVELOPED
    ● Fall 2013, worked as Course Builder for the course Theories of Conflict Resolution for Professor Darren Kew.
    ● Part of Committee to develop MA course in International Studies, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, 2012.
    ● Member syllabus revision committee for MA and MPhil in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, University of Mumbai, 2007-2012. Revised MA courses: Central Eurasia in Geopolitical and Historical Perspective; Russia in World Affairs; and Geopolitics, Ethnic Contours and Developments in Trans-Caucasus. Revised MPhil course: Russia in Global Affairs (compulsory).

    AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS
    ● Kodikara Award, Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2010.
    ● Scholar of Peace Award, Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP), New Delhi, India, 2007.
    ● Junior Research Fellowship, University Grant Commission, New Delhi, India, 2000-2004.
    ● Fellowship from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi to visit Moscow, Nov. 2003- Jan. 2004.
    ● Qualified National Eligibility Test for Lectureship (NET), India, December 1998.

    VISITING FELLOWSHIPS
    ● September 2010, ICSSR-RAS Fellow, Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow, Russia.
    ● March -May 2010, Charles Wallace Fellow, School of History and Anthropology, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
    ● November 2008, Visiting Fellow, Institute for Conflict Research, Belfast, UK.
    ● November 2003-January 2004, Research Fellow, Moscow State University, Moscow.

    PROJECTS/CONSULTANCIES
    ● Double Displacement in Orissa, Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, Geneva, 2010.  
    ● Border and Development in Kashmir, CRRID, Chandigarh, India.
    ● Kargil Displaced in Kashmir, IDMC, Geneva, 2006.

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Conflict and Peace in Eurasia - Mahapatra - 1st Edition book cover