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Dr Happymon Jacob is an Associate Professor of Diplomacy and Disarmament at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He is the founder of the New Delhi based think tank ‘Council for Strategic and Defence Research’. Prior to joining JNU in 2008, he held teaching positions at the University of Jammu in J&K and Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi; and research positions at the Centre for Air Power Studies, Delhi Policy Group, and Observer Research Foundation.  He is the author of Line on Fire: Ceasefire Violations and India-Pakistan Escalation Dynamics (Oxford University Press, 2019), and Line of Control: Traveling with the Indian and Pakistani Armies (Penguin Viking 2018). His concurrent engagements with the Indian media include a column with The Hindu and hosting of a weekly video show on national security on The Wire.In.

Arya U R works as an instructor in Learn Oikonomia which offers coaching in UGC NET in Economics. She worked as Assistant Professor and Head-In-Charge in the Department of Economics at Mannaniya College of Arts and Science, Pangode, Kerala. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics with UGC-JRF from the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), affiliated with Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is a First Rank holder in both her Graduation and Post-Graduation in Economics at the University of Kerala and a recipient of the Higher Education Scholarship and Post Graduate Merit Scholarship Scheme for University Rank Holders. She has participated in Teaching Innovations Programme in Economics conducted by the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram. She has presented papers at various National and International Conferences. She has many publications in international and national level journals and books.

Parvati Raghuram is Professor in Geography and Migration at the Open University. Her research interests focus on the ways in which the mobility, of individuals, goods and of ideas is reshaping the world. Much of her more recent work explores the migration of skilled and lesser skilled women, particularly those moving from the Indian subcontinent.She has published widely on gender, migration and development and on postcolonial theory.  Her most recent AHRC funded project is Decolonising Peace Education in Africa where she is looking at care ethics, an abiding interest. She is also part of the project Migration and Inclusive African Growth and Writing International Student Migration in Africa. Her other research includes work on the IT sector and on international students. She has co-authored  Gender, Migration and Social Reproduction (Palgrave), The Practice of Cultural Studies (Sage), Gender and International Migration in Europe (Routledge) and co-edited South Asian women in the diaspora (Berg) and Tracing Indian diaspora: Contexts, Memories, Representations (Sage). She has written for policy audiences having co-authored research papers for a number of think-tanks such as IPPR, UNRISD, the Hamburg Institute of International Economics, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, IPPR and UNRISD and co-edited a special issue of the journal Diversities for UNESCO. She is co-editor of South Asian Diaspora and The Geographical Journal and the Palgrave Pivot series Mobility and Politics.

Mr. Nasim Ahamed Mondal, is currently a doctoral student of the University of Warsaw, Poland, completed his Mphil as well as MA in Population Studies from Internationl Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai. His knowledge and skills are grounded by demography, sociology, geography, political science and working experience both in research and administration. Passion for learning and sheer hard work help him to publish several scholarly articles and participate in numbers of international and national conferences and workshops. Handling several projects gave him opportunities to learn both qualitative and quantitative data management skill, and academic writing. His major strength includes able to work both independently and within a team structure and capable of multitasking and handling load under pressure.

Ajmal Khan A.T works at the intersection of Climate Change and Migration, Environment, and
Development. He was recently the Charles Wallace visiting fellow at the South Asia Institute,
SOAS, University of London. Before that, he worked as visiting Assistant Professor at the
Centre for Development Practice, Ambedkar University, Delhi, and taught at Ashoka University,
Sonipat. He holds a Ph.D. in Development Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences,
Mumbai and his research has appeared in journals such as South Asia Research, Critical Asian
Studies, International Area Studies Review, Economic and Political Weekly, and as book
chapters in edited volumes.

Ardra Manasi is a development practitioner based in New York City, with expertise in gender policy, migration, and technology for development. She currently works at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL), based out of Rutgers University as a Senior Program Coordinator. In 2017, she served as a Policy Consultant with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), where her work focused on migration and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For Plan International’s UN Liaison Office and UN Women, through partnerships with the New School University in New York, she helped develop digital and social media strategies.

Ardra holds a Master of Arts (MA) in International Affairs from the New School, New York City, and a Master of Arts (MA) in Development Studies from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, India. Her writings on global development have appeared in Agenda for International Development (A-id)The News MinuteHuffington PostMadras Courier, Countering Violent Extremism Initiative, and elsewhere. Her co-authored papers and chapters have appeared in peer reviewed journals such as ‘Human Technology,’ ‘Gender, Technology and Development,’ ‘Routledge International Handbook of Sex Industry Research’ and ‘Sustainable Development Goals and Migration’ (Routledge India, Forthcoming). On Twitter, she is @ArdraManasi.

Arun Balachandran is a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Maryland. He received his PhD in demography from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands in 2020. He did his pre-doctoral training at the Institute for Social and Economic Change, India, and has a background in the discipline of economics with a Master’s degree from the Madras School of Economics, India. He worked towards ‘Population Ageing in Europe and Asia: Beyond Traditional Perspectives’ during his PhD, where he developed new measures of population ageing for comparisons across Europe and Asia, with a particular focus on gender. His works has been published in Ageing & Society, Journal of Ageing and Health, SSM-Population Health, Economic & Political Weekly and The Lancet.

His research interests are interdisciplinary and intersects across demography, gender, population ageing, and quantitative methodology. He is a member of the Early Career Taskforce of the International Union for Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and has received the KB Pathak Memorial Award in 2019, given by the Indian Association for the Study of Population, for his methodological innovation in the field of Population and Health. Previously, he was working with the Population Council, New Delhi. In addition to his work on population ageing, he is currently working on the WEDGE project– that evaluates measures of gender empowerment with a global focus, and the India Human Development Survey– that develops, administer and analyze different measures of social and gender empowerment.

Jonathan Crush is a Professor in the School of International Policy and Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, Canada, and held the CIGI Research Chair in Global Migration and Development from 2012-2019.  He recently completed a ten-year term as Honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa,and is now Professor Extraordinary at the University of Western Cape, South Africa.He founded the Southern African Migration Programme (www.samponline.net) and is the Director of the Hungry Cities Partnership (www.hungrycities.net) and its new Migration and Food Security (MiFOOD) Project in partnership with IIMAD.  He has researched and published extensively on global and African migration and development issues including the books Zimbabwe’s Exodus: Crisis, Migration, Survival and Mean Streets: Migration,Xenophobia and Informality in South Africa.

Anu Abraham is a Ph.D. Scholar in Economics from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras. Her PhD focuses on the interaction between migration and development. Her primary research focus is in the area of development economics with a focus on migration, remittances, labour and human capital. She also works on inequality, economic and social mobility analysis and gender. She is currently working as Assistant Professor at the School of Economics, NMIMS (deemed to be) University.  She teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses on research methodology, development economics and public finance and policy.

Mohd Imran Khan is currently teaching at School of economics, NMIMS, Mumbai. He has completed his Ph.D. (Economics) at Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has taught courses both at graduate and undergraduate level. He has also been associated with different national and international organizations as part of various research projects related to poverty, housing, employment and inequalities in India. His primary interests are in the field of labour and development economics. Specific topics of interests include labour migration, labour markets in developing countries, education, remittances, health, social and economic inequality, housing, employment, and programme evaluation.