Joyeeta Bhattacharjee

Senior Fellow

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Joyeeta Bhattacharjee is a Senior Fellow with ORF's Neighbourhood Regional Studies Initiative. She specialises in India’s neighbourhood policy, especially the eastern arch; Bangladesh’s domestic politics and foreign policy; border management; conflict and conflict resolution in India’s northeast; and gender concerns.

Joyeeta has published many articles in various newspapers and reputed journals. Some of her recent publications include her papers titled "Bangladesh Army’s Corporate Interest" (2010), "India-Bangladesh Border Management: The Challenge of Cattle Smuggling” (2013), and "India-Bangladesh Relations: Ten-point agenda," (August 2014).

In 2014 she participated in Water Future-II, a dialogue for young scholars and professionals of South Asia, simultaneously held in Kolkata and Dhaka and jointly organised by Jamia Milia Islamia University, New Delhi, and Dhaka University.

Joyeeta holds a PhD from Assam University, Silchar. The title of her thesis was "Conflict Resolution and Peace: New Dimensions in Applied Ethics." She completed her Master of Arts in Philosophy from the same university in 1999. She was awarded a Junior Research Fellowship by the Indian Council for Philosophical Research.


  • India's Neighbourhood
  • Bangladesh
  • Border Management
  • Conflict Resolution in India's Northeast
  • Gender

Current Position(s)

  • Fellow, Neighbourhood Regional Studies Initiative


  • PhD, Assam University
  • MA, Philosophy, Assam University (1999)
  • Diploma, HRD, National Institute of Labour Education and Management, Chennai
  • Diploma, Japanese, Bhartiya Vidya Bahavan, New Delhi