Shweta Singh
Assistant Professor
Department of International Relations
Akbar Bhawan
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
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Room No.: 323


Shweta Singh is the recipient of the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Award( 2010) , and the Mahbub Ul Haq Award(2013), Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo.She was recently also selected as the International Expert on Populism, Nationalism and Gender, UN Women, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand.She  is also the Book Series Co-Editor (with Tiina Vaittinen and Catia Cecilia Confortini,), Feminist Studies on Peace, Justice and Violence, Rowman & Littlefield. The series provides a forum for the expanding feminist scholarship on questions of justice, peace and violence, beyond the war/peace dichotomy and integrates and pushes forward existing feminist contributions to the field of peace research, thus reinvigorating the transdisciplinary traditions of both peace research and feminism.


  • PhD from Jawaharlal Lal Nehru University , in 2012
  • M.A from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University , in 2002

Awards & Honours

  • Mahbub-Ul-Haq Award by Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Colombo,Sri Lanka, in 2013
  • International Visitor Leadership Program by United States(Department of State), in 2010

Recent Publications

  • Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka: Terror and Rise of Violent Extremism, Economic and Political Weekly , Vol 54, Issue 20. Shweta Singh (2019)
  • Teaching gender and hydro-diplomacy in South Asia: critical reflections, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Taylor and Francis (2019)
  • Education for Peace through transformative dialogue: perspectives from Kashmir, International Review of Education, Springer Netherlands (2018)
  • Gender, Conflict and Security: Perspectives from South Asia, Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs,SAGE, Guest Editor, Special Issue (2017)
  • Re-thinking the Normative in the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325: Perspectives from Sri Lanka, Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, SAGE (2017)
  • To end a civil war; Norway’s peace engagement in Sri Lanka, by Mark Salter, London, C. Hurst & Co. Ltd., 2015, 531 , Asian Studies Review, Taylor and Francis (2017)
  • Connectors and Dividers:The Challenges and Prospects for Conflict Transformation in Kashmir and Sri Lanka(With Marie Nissanka), Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Monograph (2015)
  •  "Education for Peace: Dialogical Explorations" in, Vandana Saxena(ed.) Contemporary Trends in Education: A handbook for  Educators, New Delhi: Dorling Kindersley(India)/Pearson Education in South Asia, 2011
  •  "Education for Peace: Kaleidoscopic Musings", Peace Prints: South Asian Journal for Peacebuilding, Education and Peace Building: Perspectives from the Field Vol. 2. No. 1, 2009
  •  "Sri Lanka: Congenial Coexistence" in India and Neighbours, Contemporary News and Features Handbook, New Delhi: CNF, 2005(With P Sahadevan)

Research Interests

  • Women, Peace and Security( UN & WPS Agenda with a focus on South Asia)
  • Gender, Populism and Nationalism(South Asia)
  • Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding(With a focus on South Asia)
  • Contemporary Politics of Sri Lanka
  • Mediation, Peace Processes and South Asia(Kashmir and Sri Lanka)
  • Peace Education

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