Krishnendra Meena
Assistant Professor in Political Geography
Centre for International Politics, Organization and
School of International Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi
-110 067

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Ph.D. (2012) Jawaharlal Nehru University
Topic: British Geostrategic Perspectives in the Southern Atlantic Region
M.Phil. (2001) Jawaharlal Nehru University
Topic: Border Management Problems in South America: A Case Study of Argentina and Chile

Areas of Interest/Specialisation:

Geopolitics, Critical Geopolitics, BRICS, Borders


10 years of teaching and research experience
Oct, 2004 to present—Assistant Professor, CIPOD/SIS
Jan, 2003 to Oct, 2004—Lecturer, Department of Higher Education, Rajasthan

Courses teaches:

Political Geography for M.A. and M.Phil
Concepts and Issues in Geopolitic.

Awards & Honours:

UGC Junior Research Fellowship – October 1999

UGC National Eligibility Test (NET)-October 1999 in Urban and Regional Planning

International Collaboration/Consultancy:

a) Attended the Advanced Training Programme Managing Global Governance at the German Development Institute, Bonn from 4th January 2009 to 4th July 2009

b) Attended the International Futures 4: International Training for Diplomats, Federal Foreign Office, Berlin, Germany from 8th to 20th March, 2009

c) Practice phase for project study at German Institute for Global and Area Studies, Institute for Latin American Studies, Hamburg, 18th April to 18th June, 2009

d) Appointed as an Advisor to the Oikos International, a student organization working for Sustainable Development and Management in 2010 for 2 years

e) Attended the Annual Presidents and Advisors Retreat of the Oikos International at Filzbach, Switzerland from 2nd September, 2010 to 4th September, 2010

f) Visiting Fellowship, BRICS Policy Centre, Institute of International Relations, The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, 20th November, 2012 to 22nd December, 2012

g) Attended the 4th International Summer School of the Global COE Program "Reshaping Japan's Border Studies", Slavic Research Center, University of Hokkaido, Sapporo, 29th July, 2013- 4th August, 2013.

Best Peer Reviewed Publications:

Book Reviews

a) V.R. Raghavan and W. Lawrence Prabhakar (eds.), Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean Region: Critical Issues in Debate. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill, 2008, pp. x +402, Rs 750, in South Asian Survey (2009), Vol.16, No.1, pp-159-163

Review Article

a) "Re-imagining Asia Geostrategically", South Asian Survey (2011), Vol.18, No.2
Giessmann, Hans J. (2008) (ed.), Security Handbook 2008: Emerging Powers in East Asia: China, Russia and India, Nomos, Baden-Baden, 256 pages
Raghavan, V.R. (2008) (ed.), Asian Security Dynamic: US, Japan and the Rising Powers, Promilla & Bibliophile South Asia, New Delhi, 188 pages.
Rasgotra, M.K. (2007) (ed.), The New Asian Power Dynamic, Sage, New Delhi, 307 pages.

Book Chapters

"Conceptualization of 'Region' and the BRICS: A Critical Geopolitical Analysis" (Forthcoming 2013, BRICS Policy Center Publications, Rio de Janeiro in a book titled BRICS and Regionalization)

"Geopolitical Significance of the Indian Ocean Region" in Happymon Jacob (ed.) Does India Think Strategically? India's Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy, Manohar Publications, New Delhi, (Forthcoming 2013)

"Borderlands and Urbanspaces: A politico-geographical analysis", in Varun Sahni (ed.) Borders and Boundaries in International Relations: Barriers, Buffers, Bridges, Breaches and Bazaars, Oxford University Press, (Forthcoming 2014).

Paper Presentation/Participation in Seminars/Conferences (International)

a) Presented a paper at the Pacific Asia Conference on Korean Studies (PACKS 2005) on "Geopolitics of Energy in Northeast Asia" held at the Heritage Resort, Manesar, from 16th December, 2005 to 19th December, 2005 .

b) Participated in a workshop titled 'Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Regional Development', at Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD), School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, January 31, 2008 to February 6, 2008, jointly organized by CSRD and Zentrum for Geoinformatics, University of Salzburg, Austria.

c) Participated in 'Map India Conference 2008' held at Convention Centre, Greater Noida, organized by GIS Development and ESRI, 7-9 February, 2008 as a delegate.

d) Lecture on 'Geopolitics in Antarctica' at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies, GIGA, Hamburg, Germany on 11th May, 2009.

e) Lecture on 'Geopolitics in Antarctica: Role of the Antarctic Treaty System' at University of Leipzig, Germany on 13th May, 2009.

f) Paper Presentation at the 52nd Annual Convention of International Studies Association at Montreal, Canada on 'Environmental Stability and Governance in South Asia: A Critique' on 17th March, 2011.

g) Discussant in the XIth ICAPS Conference 'Globalizing Asia: Implications for India' organized at the Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur on 4th -5th September, 2011.

h) Paper titled "Urban Spaces at Borderlands: A Politico-Geographical Analysis" presentation at the Workshop titled "Borders and Boundaries in International Relations: Barriers, Buffers, Bridges, Breaches and Bazaars" at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla on 10-11th October, 2012.

i) Panelist on the topic "Should the BRICS exist?" at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 29th November, 2012.

j) Colloquium on "BRICS, Looking to the Future: A Critical Geopolitical Analysis", at the BRICS Policy Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11th December, 2012.

k) Paper titled "BRICS and Regionalization: A Critical Geopolitical Analysis", presented during the 1st Cycle of Lectures on International Relations, Federal Fluminense University at Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, 13/12/2012 organized by Academic Centre Sergio Vieira de Mello.

Paper Presentation/Participation in Seminars/Conferences (National)

a) Lecture on 'Geopolitics of Energy' at Department of Geography, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University on 23rd February, 2006

b) Annual Lecture at GeoTime (Annual festival of the Geography Department of Kirori Mal College, Delhi University) on 'Environment and Geopolitics: Some Theoretical Issues/Perceptions' on 19th February, 2011

c) Participated in the National Alumni Meet and Workshop of the MGG Programme on 2nd & 3rd of May, 2011 and moderated a session on Economic Regime and Governance: India's Experiences and Challenges at The Claridges, New Delhi

d) Paper Presentation at the National Conference on Environmental Degradation: Issues and Challenges 2011 (NCEDIC 2011), at BSR Arts College, Alwar, Rajasthan on 'Environment and Geopolitics' on 9th December, 2011

e) Discussant, Fellow Paper by Commander Sarabjeet Parmar, "The Growing Chinese Maritime Influence: Implications for Regional Security" at Institute for Defence Studies Analyses, New Delhi on 13th April, 2012

f) Participated in the National Alumni Meet and Workshop of the MGG Programme on 4th & 5th of May, 2012 titled International Cooperation and Global Governance: Challenges and Road Map at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

g) Presented a paper titled "BRICS: An Explanation in Critical Geography", at the 43rd SIS Faculty Meeting, Making SIS Visible, at the School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi on February 1, 2013

h) Presented a paper titled "Borders and Bordering: A Critical Analysis" in a Seminar titled Partnering Afghanistan in the Emerging Asian Order organized by the Central Asian Area Studies Programme, (CSCSEASWPS/SIS) on 26th February, 2013

i) Lecture on 'Geopolitics: A Disciplinary History' at the Course on National Security and Strategic Studies, National Defence College, New Delhi, April 5, 2013.

Membership of Academic Organizations:

International Studies Association 2011

International Political Science Association 2011-2012

International Critical Geography Group

Academic Council, Indian Studies Programme, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2013

National Advisory Council, Center for Human Security Studies, Hyderabad.