Nikhil Puri is an independent researcher and risk analyst. His research interests include religious education and state-led madrasa reform efforts, militant radicalisation and disengagement, and threats to business continuity in South Asia. Dr. Puri has conducted extensive fieldwork across India and Bangladesh. He regularly consults in the areas of operational and political risk management, and publishes widely on security-related developments in South Asia. He holds a BA in South Asian Studies from the University of Virginia and obtained his MPhil and PhD degrees in Politics from the University of Oxford.
He is a Visiting Fellow at ORF