Malaviya Centre for Peace Research

UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding

Banaras Hindu University

Uttam Kumar Sinha

Uttam Kumar Sinha

Adjunct Faculty, MCPR

Senior Fellow

Institute of Defece and Security Analysis

New Delhi


Profile :

Dr Uttam Kumar Sinha is currently a Research Fellow at IDSA and also member of the editorial board of Strategic Analysis and Assistant Editor of Strategic Digest. He is a visiting fellow to the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo since 2006 and was a Chevening ‘Gurukul’ Scholar to the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008. Currently he is CSCAP-India member of the study group on water resources security. He is also co-chair of the Near East and South Asia Regional Network on Water Security, National Defense University, Washington. His research areas focus on non-traditional aspects of security with particularly attention on climate change and transboundary water issues. He recently co-authored the IDSA Report on India and Water Security: External Dynamics (2010). He also co-authored the IDSA Report on Security Implications of Climate Change for India (2009). He holds a doctorate from Jawaharlal Nehru University and had earlier worked with the daily The Pioneer and as part of his job profile wrote a weekly column ‘Strategic Eye’.