Dr. Dhanasree Jayaram is an Assistant Professor, Department of Geopolitics and International Relations (DGIR), and Co-coordinator, Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka, India. At DGIR, she teaches environmental security, International Relations theory, and critical geopolitics, among other topics. She is also a Research Fellow, Earth System Governance; Member, Climate Security Expert Network; Research Fellow, Centre for Public Policy Research; and Member, Planet Politics Institute.
Dr. Jayaram holds a PhD in Geopolitics and International Relations from MAHE. She was a Research Fellow at Centre Marc Bloch (CMB) and Guest Researcher at Freie Universität Berlin – under the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s International Climate Protection Fellowship during March 2022- August 2023. During this period, she conducted research mainly on locating gender in climate diplomacy with a focus on India, Germany, and the European Union (EU). She also pursued a visiting fellowship (Erasmus Mundus – short-term PhD) at Leiden University, the Netherlands during 2014-15; and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, under the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship during 2018-19. As a part of her postdoctoral fellowship, she researched the climate diplomacy of emerging economies with a focus on the BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India, China) during 2009-19.
Dr. Jayaram managed a project of adelphi (Berlin) on “Climate Diplomacy”, sponsored by the German Federal Foreign Office during 2015-20, for which she contributed analyses and organized workshops/seminars on climate change and security and climate change cooperation in South Asia, and India’s regional and global climate diplomacy. She is the author of Breaking out of the Green House: Indian Leadership in Times of Environmental Change (2012) and Climate Diplomacy and Emerging Economies: India as a Case Study (2021). She has published articles in several peer-reviewed journals including International Politics, Nature Sustainability, Futures, Contemporary South Asia, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Carbon & Climate Review, and Earth System Governance.
Environmental and Climate Security, Climate Diplomacy of Emerging Economies, Regional Environmental Policy in South Asia and the Indo-Pacific, Gender and Climate Governance, and Environmental Peacebuilding
PhD, Geopolitics and International Relations, Department of Geopolitics & International Relations (DGIR), Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal (Karnataka, India) (Topic: Military Dimensions of Environmental Security: An Indian Perspective).
Master of Science, Geopolitics and International Relations, DGIR, MAHE.
Bachelor of Arts, English, Stella Maris College, University of Madras, Chennai, India.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – International Climate Protection Fellowship 2022-23, Freie Universität Berlin and Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin, Germany.
Post-doctoral fellowship, at Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 2018-19.
Pre-doctoral fellowship, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Leiden, the Netherlands, 2014-15.
Assistant Professor, Department of Geopolitics & International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka, India, since 2 April 2018.
Co-Coordinator, Centre for Climate Studies, MAHE, since 2018.
Project Associate, Manipal Advanced Research Group Website Project (Science, Technology and Security Forum), MAHE, since 2013.
Research Fellow, Earth System Governance, since 2014 (Member, Scientific Steering Committee, since 2023).
Research Fellow, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi, Kerala, India, since 2023.
Member, Coordinating Group of the initiative for a Solar Geoengineering Non-Use Agreement, since 2022.
Member, Planet Politics Institute, since 2021.
Member, The Climate Security Expert Network, since 2019.