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Priyankar Upadhyaya

UNESCO Chair Professor of Peace & Intercultural Understanding

Banaras Hindu University

Priyankar Upadhyaya currently serves as the UNESCO Chair for Peace and Intercultural Understanding at the Banaras Hindu University. Prof Upadhyaya has taught international relations & peace studies at Banaras Hindu University for over three decades. He has served as a Senior Fellow at the Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Oslo and Resource Person for UN University of Peace and at the Henry L Stimson Center, Wash DC. Prof Upadhyaya also lectures at the Foreign Service Institute, Naval War Academy and National Defense College in India. More recently Prof Upadhyaya has served as the ICCR Chair of Indian Studies at Dublin City University.  Professor Upadhyaya has publications in journals and books from OUP, MUP, CUP, Sage, Ashgate and Routledge. He has served in various committees of Government of India including the Civil Service Examination Reform Committee (UPSC) and the National Mission on Education through ICT [NMEICT]. He occasionally serves as a subject expert at such news channels as Star News and BBC.