Institute Scholars and Practitioners in Residence (INSPIRE)


Sanjoy Hazarika
Sanjoy Hazarika is one of India’s most distinguished polymaths. He is the former award-winning correspondent for the New York Times, a member of India’s National Security Advisory Board, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) Review Committee, and the National Council of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). He is the Managing Trustee for the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES), the Consulting Editor for The Statesman, and a visiting Professor at the Centre for Policy Research. He has written extensively on the North-east and made documentary films about the region and the neighborhood where he travels, including Tibet, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. He is acknowledged as a specialist on migration and his books include Bhopal: The Lesson of a Tragedy (1988); Strangers of the Mist: Tales of War and Peace from India’s North East (1994), and Rites of Passage: Border Crossings, Imagined Homelands, India’s East and Bangladesh (2000).

During his residency, Mr. Hazarika consulted with a wide range of programs including Global Health Division at Tufts University School of Medicine, Engineers Without Borders, Water, System, Science and Society, the EPIIC program (Education foor Public Inquiry and International Citizenship), and the China Cross-Cultural Leadership Program.