Dr. Vivek Mishra

Observer Research Foundation and Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Scholar, Saltzman Institute of War & Peace, School of International Public Affairs, Columbia University , USA.


Vivek Mishra is a Research Fellow at the Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi and Deputy Director (Hony) Kalinga Institute of Indo-Pacific Studies, Bhubaneswar. He is an Adjunct Fellow at Haripada Ghosh Research Centre under Bandhan-Konnagar. He is also Assistant Professor (en lien) in International Relations at the Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata and was also South Asian Voices Visiting Fellow 2019-2020. He has been a Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War & Peace, School of International Public Affairs, Columbia University in the City of New York for the academic year 2015-2016. Mishra is also Assistant Editor with the Indian Foreign Affairs Journal, run by the Association of Indian Diplomats. 

He received his PhD in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. His research interests include America in the Indian Ocean and Indo-Pacific and Asia-Pacific regions, particularly the role of the U.S. in security in South Asia, Indo-U.S. defense relations, and the Indian defense sector. He has also worked a Research Associate with Indicia Research and Advisory, a New Delhi–based think tank consulting on the Indian defense sector and internal security. Previously Mr. Mishra was a research fellow with the Centre for Joint Warfare Studies, Integrated Defence Staff, Ministry of Defence, India. He was also an intern with the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi. He was awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship by the Osmania University Centre for International Programs, Osmania University, Hyderabad, to study U.S.-India-China relations in the Indian Ocean.

He has published 2 Co-edited volumes, 11 peer-reviewed journal articles, 12 book chapters and more than 45 Op-eds including in The Deccan Herald, The Pioneer, The Diplomat, The National Interest and Huffington Post. Mr. Mishra is currently working on a book manuscript exploring the institutional history of Indian Council of World Affairs.