Board of Advisors

Board of Advisors

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Dr. Ravi Kumar

Ravi Kumar teaches Sociology at South Asian University, New Delhi. He has been Chairperson of Department of Sociology and Associate Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences at South Asian University. Prior to joining South Asian University, he has been a faculty at Jamia Millia Islamia and Council for Social Development, New Delhi. He has been visiting faculty at Anglia Ruskin University, UK and National Institute of Design, India. His areas of specialisation include politics of knowledge production, social movements, social theory in general and Marxism in particular, political economy of identity formation and South Asian studies. His works include [co-authored, 2019] Against The Nation: Thinking Like South Asian; [co-edited, 2018] Sociology and Social Anthropology in South Asia: Histories and Practices, [co-edited, 2016]; [edited, 2018] Left Politics in South Asia: Reframing the Agenda; [edited, 2016] Contemporary Readings in Marxism: A Critical Introduction; [edited, 2015] Neoliberalism, Critical Pedagogy and Education; [co-edited, 2014] Social Movements: Transformative Shifts and Turning Points; [edited, 2012] Education and the Reproduction of Capital: Neoliberal Knowledge and Counterstrategies. He is Associate Editor of Society and Culture in South Asia (Sage). He co-edits book series titled Social Movements, Dissent and Transformative Action (Routledge: Delhi) and Conversations on/for South Asia (Aakar Books: Delhi). More

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Dr. Geeta Kochhar

Dr. Geeta Kochhar is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Chinese and South East Asian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She received her Doctorate from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She was awarded Asia Fellowship for research at CASS, China; and Government of India MHRD “India-China Bilateral Cultural Exchange Scholarship” for advance studies in China. She was a Visiting Professor in FDDI, Fudan University, China; Visiting Professor, Institute of Indian and Southwest Asian Studies, Vietnam; Visiting Professor, University of São Paulo, Brazil; and Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Management Shillong, India. She has edited Modern China: Society, Culture, and Literature (2019); China’s Foreign Policy and Security Dimensions (2018); co-edited Unique Asian Triangle: India, China, Nepal (2016); India–China–Nepal: Decoding Trilateralism (2016); and Nepal’s Foreign Policy and Her Neighbours (2016). She has also co-authored 1000 Powerful Chinese Lexicon: Chinese, English, Hindi (2017).

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Dr. Anwar Khursheed

Dr. Anwar Khursheed is Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Civil Engineering Department, AMU, Aligarh and Consultant and Designer Environmental Engineer. Presently he is serving King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on the same position on deputation. He did his under graduate and master’s programme from AMU and PhD from IIT Roorkee. He possesses teaching and research experience of around 37 years. He was involved in many research, design and consultancy projects out of which 48 were major. As Consultant he has designed many wastewater treatment facilities. He has published more than sixty-seven (67) papers in various International and National journals and conferences and four books/manuals including the most recent book published by IWA. In addition to many research projects he has completed large number of projects including Campus wide Networking on 10 Gigabyte OFC backbone & Camus Wi-Fi projects. He also headed AMU Computer Centre as its Director, University Engineer of Building Department and FCI as Principal and he served as the Nodal Officer of the Camus-wide Networking Project (Wi-Fi Project) and Coordinator of all the Off -Campus Centres of the AMU at Malppuram, Kerala; Murshidabad, West Bengal and Kishanganj, Bihar. More

Our Team

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Mr. Nafisul Quamar Jilani (Secretary)

Mr. Nafisul Quamar Jilani is a founding member CREAT Foundation Trust. He began his academic journey by undertaking a Bachelors degree in Chinese language from the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Since then Mr. Jilani has been actively involved in fostering relations between India and China while continuing his education alongside. He has a Masters degree from the South Asian University, an international institution established by SAARC nations. And later he was enrolled as a Research Scholar at the Delhi School Economics. In his academic career, Mr. Jilani has also fulfilled the role of an educator at the distinguished Delhi University. In his 12 years of experience in the field of Indo-China relations, he has spoken on various forums, both in India and China, regarding the importance of global connectivity, and particularly regarding the significance of stimulating better relations between India and China especially considering their geographical relations as neighbours as well as their historical ties. Mr. Jilani was a member of the Youth Leaders delegation from India to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). He has also been a part of multiple negotiations in trade and commerce between commercial entities of the two countries. He has also actively participated in organising and promoting trade shows in the two countries. He is an ardent believer in the idea of ‘mutual cooperation for peace and prosperity’ and this has been his primary motivation in all his professional endeavours to bring these two great cultures of India and China together. In his personal life, Mr Jilani leads a simple life, loves the mountains, and writes poetry to bring out his ideas of life. His poetry pointing out the social issues of our society has also been published alongside other intellectuals.

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Miss Ragini Pant (Project Manager)

Through her experience of working with German Embassy, Heinrich Boll Stiftung, European Union, and Rosa Luxembourg Stiftung, has efficiently equipped her with the pragmatic and empirical approach with the various stakeholders and Institutions. Project management and coordination has also provided her much exposure to the workings of the International bodies and their functionalities. She has been organising International Conferences, Symposiums, International Annual Lectures, International Policy Dialogues etc in different fields. Miss Ragini is equally weaned to qualitative research with decent exposure to end-line survey, baseline surveys and data analysis.

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Mr. Bharat Singh (Program Associate- Art & Culture)

Palpitate of human feelings always excite me. The human feeling towards nature and its different aspects could be discovered through different angles of love. I just try to express these views, feelings and emotions through different faces of my art. For this purpose, I always use the human forms, because, being a human myself, I have observed human forms very closely. May be that is why I believe that the human forms are my best way of expression. Moreover, I often prefer expressing me through a female form, as it’s much easier to express the emotions that are born in the heart through female characters. Flower, which is also a symbol of delicateness, which brings freshness in the environment through its fragrance, also helps me in my expression. The source of my imagination is the nature and the environment around me, from where I chose my forms and make some changes according to my need. To express these views and feelings, there is no limitation of medium. Medium also changes according to the need. I have expressed human feelings by many human relations through my works. Like, mother’s for her children, parent’s for their family, husband and wife relation, sister towards sister, human feelings to the material, human feelings for the great nature, for birds, animals and for nature’s other elements. More

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Miss Gurjinder Kaur (Program Associate- Art & Culture)

My art works are always very simple compositions of my memories, dreams and desires. My childhood was filled with countless memorable moments that I would love to relive. Many, who have happy childhood memories, would also, I am sure, feel the same. Childhood is a period which is associated with fun and play. Those days of sand, mud, water, toys, birds- animals, picnics, friends, brother-sister, parents, relatives and festivals are still alive in my memories. By the development of cities, living situations are changed, families are changed and relations are changed. Day by day society is changing and day by day I am missing more and more, those beautiful passed days and its wonderful unforgettable moments and all that unconsciously appears in my works.