Dr. Saumyajit Ray is Faculty at Centre for Canadian, US and Latin American Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.


Author, America’s Common Bond: Why English should be the Official Language of the United States

Dr. Ray can be reached at 



Dr. Nupur Chowdhury is Assistant Professor of Law at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, India. She completed her B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science (LSR, Delhi University); LL.B. from (Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law) Delhi University, LL.M. in International and European Law, University of Amsterdam and PhD in Law and Regulation from University of Twente, Netherlands. Prior to this she was an Assistant Professor at the Jindal Global Law School and Associate Fellow at the Resources and Global Security Division, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). 


She teaches courses on Political Science, Constitutional History, Research Methodology, Environmental law and Law and Technology. She has undertaken research projects in natural resources law, environment impact assessment, health regulation and regulation of emerging technologies. She is a member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law and of the TERI Institutional Ethics Committee.  


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Sanjivini Raina is currently Assistant Professor at Law Centre-I, University of Delhi. She has fifteen years plus experience of teaching graduate and post graduate students.

Her area of interests are Intellectual Property Law, Competition Law and Mercantile Law. Her thesis was on the “Interface Between IPR and Competition Laws with Special Reference on Pharmaceutical Patenting in India” 


She did her Ph.D.  and  LL.M. from the Faculty of Law, J.M.I securing first rank with gold medal. She also has done postgraduate diploma in Cyber and Internet Related Laws from Indian Law Institute with special merit award. She has presented her work at national and international conferences and also delivered special invitee lecturers at Delhi Judicial Academy, Indian Law Institute, Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Haryana Institute of Public Administration and VV Giri National Labour Institute. She has authored various articles in journal and contributed chapters in books.  

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Dr. Jupi Gogoi is Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi. She completed her LL.M. from Indian Law Institute with specialisation in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Human Rights Law and her Ph.D. from Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) on the topic “The Protection of Agricultural and Natural Goods under the GI Act, 1999: A Socio-Legal Study with Special Reference to the State of Assam”. Before joining University of Delhi in 2018, she worked as Assistant Professor in the Indian Law Institute for six years.


Her areas of interest are IPR and Human Rights Law. She has made many academic contributions in critical areas of law and her writings have found place in reputed journals including CSIR-Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, Annual Survey of Indian Law, Indian Law Review, Banaras Law Journal etc., newpapers like The Hindu, Assam Tribune as well as blogs like Spicyip(the leading IPR blog in India) . She has also co-edited a book on ‘IPR and Human Rights with Special Emphasis on India’ (Indian Law Institute Publications, New Delhi, 2018).


Jupi can be reached at 



Mohammad Umar teaches as an Assistant Professor of Law at Bennett University, Greater Noida. He is also the founder advisor to the Weeramantry Centre for Peace, Justice and International Law. He has published in areas like technology transfer and TRIPS, regulation of fake news, illicit wildlife trade, human rights, the interface of trade environment, UN Peacekeeping, gender and personal law etc.


Umar has been an invitee at several reputed institutions such as the London School of Economics and Political Science, HNLU, NUALS, Indian Society of International Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Indian Law Institute, Jamia Millia Islamia & SLS, CUSAT. Currently, he is also the Co-Investigator in the research project concerning Access to Copyrighted Works for Visually Impaired Persons.--

Umar can be reached at



Nidhi Srivastava is a PhD Scholar at the Energy Studies Programme, SIS, Jawaharlal Nehru University.


She obtained B.A. (Hons.) in English Literature (Miranda House, Delhi University); LL.B. (Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University); and LL.M. in Energy and Environmental Law (Catholic University (KU) Leuven, Belgium).


Nidhi has over ten years of experience of legal and policy research on issues relating to environment, natural resources, energy, technology regulation, and sustainability. Nidhi has worked with institutes such as The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Centre for Environmental Law, WWF India. Thereafter, she has been a freelance legal researcher and consultant. She is also a guest faculty at the Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies, TERI School of Advanced Studies and Honorary Fellow at Centre for Multilevel Federalism. She is a member of IUCN Commission on Environmental Law.


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Ram Dulari Patel is a research scholar at Human Rights Studies Programme/ School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She is currently working on her thesis "Redressal Mechanism under the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women; A study of the Efficacy of the Optional Protocol".

Ram Dulari has done her M.Phil on "Inter-Governmental Negotiations at the United Nations General Assembly on the Security Council Reform; 2008-15" from the Center for the International Politics, Organisation & Disarmament (CIPOD), School of International Studies, JNU. 

Ram Dulari Patel can be reached at



Kirat has done her M.A in Philosophy from the University of Delhi. Her areas of research interest include gender studies and environmental justice. She has also worked on Sartre’s Existentialism, John Rawl’s Theory of Justice, and selected works of Alan Turing.


She has nine years of experience as a Content Creator with leading organizations including MyGov, Ixigo etc. She is currently a Freelance Content Creator and Editor.

Kirat can be reached at 



Anandita Yadav is a lawyer and has been guest faculty at Delhi Metropolitan Education Law School in the past. She completed her LL.B. from Delhi University and subsequently LL.M. from Indian Law Institute, Delhi. Her interest in theory and jurisprudence stems from her graduate degree in political science whereas criminal law, criminology and comparative studies are some of her other areas of specialisation.  


Presently, her doctoral thesis on 'hate speech' has been submitted that seeks to rationalise the contested concept. As a legal researcher, her publications in leading journals and books cover a myriad range of legal issues including that of hate speech.  

Anandita can be reached at



Aswin Grace is is a research scholar at Human Rights Studies Programme, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Aswin can be reached at 

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