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  • Monalisa Joshi

    Associate Fellow
    +91 11 2671 7983

    Joined IDSA

    November 2005

    Research Interests

    Weapons of Mass Destruction, Disarmament related issues, Biological and Chemical Weapons


    Phd in Disarmament Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

    Current Project

    Biological Weapons


    Monalisa has a Bachelor's Degree in Botany, Chemistry and Zoology and an MA in Modern History from Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. She wrote her doctoral thesis at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (2007) on the technical and political dimensions of biological weapons as WMD. She was awarded the Rajasthan government state scholarship to pursue higher research at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Monalisa was selected as an alternate candidate for the pre-doctoral fellowship, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA), Harvard University, May 2005. Dr. Joshi has participated and presented papers at international conferences, including the 2nd Unconventional Weapons Meeting, held on 10 April 2006 at the University of Bradford, Bradford and the 3rd Workshop for Young Scholars from the Global South at the Graduate Institute of International Studies at Geneva from 5-9 November 2007.

    Select Publications

    • "The 6th BTWC Review Conference: A Year Later," Asian Strategic Review 2008, Forthcoming.
    • "Sixth BTWC Review Conference”, Conceptualized and prepared the Micro site, 8 December 2006."
    • "The Interpretation of Biological and Chemical Terrorism: A Foucauldian Perspective," Journal of the Indian Association for the Study of Australia[forthcoming]
    • "Rajasthan: Culture, Change, Globalization," Rajasthan History Congress Journal, 10 December 2005.
    • "Biological Weapons and Evolving International Norms," Journal of Peace Studies, Vol. 12, No. 1, January-March 2005, pp. 33-53.

    Other Publications