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Zainab Akhter

Research Assistant – Pak Digest
Email: 
zainab9059@gmail.com
Phone: 
+91 11 2671 7983

Joined IDSA

01 March 2017

Area of interest

Soft Power, Cultural Diplomacy, India- Pakistan Relations, Civil society Initiatives vis-a-vis India-Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir (special focus on Ladakh).

Education

Post graduate in Mass communication and Journalism from the University of Kashmir, 2008.  Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.): Topic- “Role of Media in Indo-Pak Conflict: A Study of Post Kargil Kashmir Conflict”, Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2011.

Ph.D. Topic:  "Role of Culture in International Relations: A Study of Cultural Diplomacy between India and Pakistan”. Centre for International Politics, Organization, and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2016.

Background

She is a former research officer with the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) and has worked with the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) as a research associate. She also worked with India Institute as a researcher.  She has interned with the Hindustan times and has been awarded the Ladakh Women Writers Award for the year 2008 by Charkha, a Delhi-based NGO.

Publications

Journal Articles:

Book Review

  • Conflict in Jammu & Kashmir: Impact on Polity, Society, and Economy by V.R. Raghavan, Published in the “Book Review”, Volume 36, Number 9, September 2012.

Newspaper Articles:

Web Articles: