Bios – Dr. Sudha Rajput

Bios (Feb 2015): Dr. Sudha G. Rajput lives in the Washington, D.C. area and serves as adjunct faculty at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University. Recently she has conducted conflict research capacity building workshop, in Khartoum, Sudan, where she trained 30 researchers to undertake research in areas of internal displacement and refugees. She has developed and teaches a graduate course on ‘Refugee and IDP Issue Analysis’. Having worked on multiple sectors of development, at the World Bank for 31 years, Dr. Rajput joined the academic community in pursuit of her doctoral studies. Her research has investigated the policy framework for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) of the Kashmir Valley and the three-way dynamic between policymakers, host community and those displaced. She received her MBA and a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from the University of Maryland, University College. She is the Creator of the Blog – Sudha’s Views on Internal Displacement where she tracks and analyzes emerging stories on internal displacement. Her articles on displacement appear in Beyond Intractability, Unrest, Community without Borders International, School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution, and Kashmir based, NGO All India Kashmiri Samaj. She is affiliated with several outreach agencies, such as the American Councils of International Education, The 1818 Society of the World Bank etc. Sudha is passionate about, international development and community building and enjoys teaching, mentoring and coaching, bringing innovation to traditional pedagogy. The author can be reached at or through her blog at

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