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Ujjwal Krishna Graduate Researcher, Politics

Ujjwal Krishna is a Specialist Doctoral Research Scholar at the Institute for Human Security and Social Change. He was awarded the Developmental Leadership Program PhD Scholarship by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in 2019. He is interested in the political economy of development research and policy.

In 2018-19, Ujjwal conducted development and public policy research for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the Government of India, at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER). He also represented India at the ICANN 65 Policy Forum in Marrakech, aiding its envoy in determining India's national positions on global internet governance issues.

Ujjwal holds an MA (Distinction) in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex, and a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Delhi. While at IDS, he worked with Safe Passage (Citizens UK) in London, and executed a grant-funded research project on refugee history and policy. He also worked with IDS on migration and urban displacement as a Research Assistant.


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