Dr. Dhanasree Jayaram, MS, Ph.D.


    Dhanasree Jayaram teaches postgraduate students of MA Geopolitics and International Relations



Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
Ph.D. Military Dimensions of Environmental Security: An Indian Perspective Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2018
MS Geopolitics and International Relations Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2012
BA English Stella Maris College, University of Madras 2010


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Co-Coordinator Research and Outreach on Climate Policy 2018-2020
Manipal Advanced Research Group, Manipal Academy of Higher Education Project Associate Research and Outreach 2013-2018
Earth System Governance (ESG) Project Research Fellow Research and Representative-Early Career Researchers Network of Networks (ECR NoN), Future Earth 2014-
Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India and adelphi, Berlin Project Manager Research and Outreach on Climate Diplomacy and Environment, Conflict and Cooperation 2015-16
Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), New Delhi Research Associate/Non-Resident Associate Fellow Research 2012-13
Wikistrat Inc. (geostrategic analysis and business consultancy) Contributing Analyst/Supervisor Research and Analysis 2013


Area of Interest

Geopolitics, International Relations, International Security, Environmental Security Research, Diplomacy, Environmental/Green/Climate Politics, South Asian Security, Global Governance, Peace Studies

Area of Expertise

Environmental Security and Politics, Three ‘Geos’ (geophysical, geoeconomic and geopolitical), India’s Climate and Environmental Policy/Diplomacy, Resource (renewable) Politics and Governance, Climate Change and Energy Security, Role of Military in Environmental Security and Governance; Environmental Peacebuilding; Theories of International Relations

Area of Research

Environmental Security Research, Environmental Migration, Environmental Peacebuilding, Transboundary Resource Governance in South Asia, Geopolitics of the Indian Ocean Region, Sino-Indian Climate Diplomacy and Water Relations

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

·         Co-Coordinator, Centre for Climate Studies, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, 2018.

·         Project Associate, Manipal Advanced Research Group, 2013.

·         Research Fellow, Earth System Governance (ESG) Project, 2014; Member, Early Career Researchers Network of Networks (ECR NoN), Future Earth, 2018.

·         Project Manager, “Climate Diplomacy – 2015-16”, signed between Manipal Academy of Higher Education and adelphi, Berlin.

·         Research Associate/Non-Resident Associate Fellow, Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS), New Delhi, 2012-13.

·         Contributing Analyst/Supervisor, Wikistrat Inc. (geostrategic analysis and business consultancy), 2013.


Breaking out of the Green House: Indian Leadership in Times of Environmental Change

2012-02-11 Geopolitics and International Relations

Published by the Centre for Air Power Studies (CAPS) and K. W. Publishers, New Delhi (ISBN: 978-93-81904-13-8)

Environmental Security, Land Restoration, and the Military: A Case Study of the Ecological Task Forces in India

2016-07-01 Geopolitics and International Relations

Jennifer Helgeson, Ilan Chabay and Martin Frick (eds.), Land Restoration: Reclaiming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future (Elsevier: Waltham). (ISBN: 9780128012314)

Sustainable Development as a National Security Concern in India

2014-01-10 Geopolitics and International Relations

Michael J. Fratantuono, David M. Sarcone and John D. Colwell, Jr. (eds.), The U.S.-India Relationship: Cross-Sector Collaboration To Promote Sustainable Development (Strategic Studies Institute and the United States Army War College Press: Carlisle), pp. 333-350. (ISBN: 1-58487-636-0)

From “Spoiler” to “Bridging Nation”: The Reshaping of India’s Climate Diplomacy

2018-15-02 Geopolitics and International Relations

La Revue internationale et stratégique (French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs)

Strategic Deployment of Renewables through Climate Diplomacy

2017-30-12 Geopolitics and International Relations

Liberal Studies Journal (“Experts Speak”) (Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University: Gandhinagar, July - December 2017), v. 2, n. 2, pp. 151-162.

Environmental Change as a “Threat Multiplier”: The Case of Migration

2018-23-03 Geopolitics and International Relations

Defence and Diplomacy: In Pursuit of National Security (Centre for Air Power Studies: New Delhi, January-March 2018), v. 7, n. 2.

A Shift in the Agenda for China and India: Geopolitical Implications for Future Climate Governance

2015-10-09 Geopolitics and International Relations

Carbon & Climate Law Review (Lexxion: Brussels, 2015), v. 9, n. 3, pp. 219-230. ISSN 18 64-99 04.

The “Three Geos”: a New Approach to Study Environmental Security Scenarios in the Asia-Pacific

2014-14-08 Geopolitics and International Relations

International Affairs Forum (Center for International Relations and Taylor & Francis: Washington, D. C., 2014), v. 5, n. 2, pp. 106-117, DOI:10.1080/23258020.2014.994291. Print ISSN: 2325-8020 Online ISSN: 2325-8047.