Dr. Sudha G. Rajput is the author of Internal Displacement and Conflict: The Kashmiri Pandits in Comparative Perspective (Routledge). Her 31-year career at the World Bank touched on multiple aspects of international development, working on thirteen countries of the former Soviet Union. Her co-authored book chapters appear in Scientific Explorations of Cause and Consequence across Social Contexts (Praeger) and in State, Society, and Minorities in Southeast Asia (Lexington Books). She writes for the Forced Migration Review. Her doctoral research has investigated issues of conflict-induced displacement in Kashmir, with a focus on societal and policy reform, leading her efforts to the development of a graduate course, Refugees and IDP Issues, drawing students from fields of conflict resolution, international development, humanitarian assistance and peacebuilding. She is a Senior Researcher at the Refugee Law Initiative, a U.K. based think-tank. She is a Consultant/Trainer for USAID, designing and conducting capacity building workshops in Khartoum, Sudan, promoting cross-border co-existence. As a Professional Lecturer, at George Washington University, she teaches at the Elliott School of International Affairs, where she brings multi-disciplinary approaches to her course on Refugee and Migrant Crisis. She is a trainer for the Forage Center for Peacebuilding Education, where during a 4-day humanitarian assistance simulation, she coaches students on systematic understanding of protracted displacements. She teaches at the University of Maryland Global Campus, delivering the MBA program for the military students. Her interests on post-conflict issues include her past travels to: Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Sudan, and Ukraine. Sudha’s blog on internal displacement can be found at www.internaldisplacement.info. Dr. Rajput lives in Washington, D.C. and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last week I attended an intriguing panel discussion hosted by Brookings, with Nigeria at its focus. There is a proposal among the ECOWAS countries (Economic Community of West African States) to introduce a common currency, as a mechanism to promote stability to that part of the region. The common currency will be called ECO. They …
Geneva (AFP) The number of refugees fleeing violence following last month’s contested presidential election in the Central African Republic has doubled in a week to 60,000, the United Nations said Friday. The UN refugee agency UNHCR said more than 50,000 of those had fled across the Ubangui River to the Democratic Republic of Congo — …
Rajput, Sudha – Impact of COVID-19 on Displaced Groups July 2020
II. Impact on Refugee and other Displaced Communities Around the world, more than 70 million people live in displacement as, refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), stateless persons, or as asylum seekers (Rajput, 2019). Most often the displaced live in fear of violence, starvation and with compromised immune systems. Even under normal conditions, these persons live …
Just wrapped up another great semester of teaching at George Washington University (Fall 2019). This time it was cool to be the Professor with her own book teaching international policies for Refugee and Migrant Crisis. GWU students amaze me, very bright and engaged. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=sudha+rajput
World Refugee Day: June 20, 2019 This day should be of concern to all of us, as it is a reminder that the issue of refugees, stateless people, asylum seekers and those who remain internally displaced within their countries continue to pose survival challenges for almost 70 million people of our world. Regardless of the …
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