Nikhil Dasari is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Law & Government at Dublin City University. His research thesis is to examine the process of the Indian Foreign Policy Decision Making and the interplay of Domestic Politics on it. He is particularly interested in the cognitive approaches to Foreign Policy Decision Making and its integration with Rational Theories. His research interests are to delve into the constructivist perspectives of Indian Foreign Policy, significantly focusing on agent-driven approaches.
He has a Master’s degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London; a Master’s in Human Resources Management and Labour Relations from Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai, and a B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad.
He has an overall work experience of over nine years spanning across multiple sectors, interspersed with higher education. Before his latest Master’s at SOAS, he had initially worked in Retail Banking and then in India’s largest Energy company in Public Sector, IndianOil Corporation. After London, he worked with Gateway House, a foreign policy Think Tank in Mumbai, and, more recently, with the Indian Music Industry as a policy and management consultant.
He was an elected Treasurer of the TISS Students Union, and he was an active member of the SOAS India Society during his time at the respective institutions. He has been a contributing writer with Madras Courier, a digital publication based in Oxford.
His research supervisor is Prof. Jivanta Schottli.