Tuneer Mukherjee

Junior Fellow

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Tuneer Mukherjee is a Junior Fellow with ORF’s Maritime Policy Initiative. His research focuses on Indo-Pacific maritime strategy, specifically looking at security paradigms and blue ocean economics of the Indian Ocean Region.

Tuneer has researched India’s naval modernisation programme and nuclear policy. He was one of the first students to complete the double-master’s program from the University of Warwick and the School of International Service (American University) in 2016. His master’s dissertation was titled — Pax Asiana: Dynamics of Maritime Strategy in the Indo-Pacific.

Having been a student leader and debater during undergraduate and graduate years, Tuneer led the University of Toronto delegation to the Harvard Model United Nations in 2014 and won the Emerging Economies Case Competition hosted by the World Bank and University of Toronto Economics Council.


  • East Asia
  • Maritime Policy
  • Ocean Governance

Past Position(s)

  • Research Intern, Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC
  • International Programmes Intern, International Peace and Security Institute, Washington DC
  • Research Intern, India China America (ICA) Institute, Washington DC


  • Master in International Service, Asian Security, American University, Washington DC
  • MA International Relations, University of Warwick, UK
  • BA Economics and Political Science, University of Toronto, Canada

Language Fluency

  • English
  • Bengali
  • Hindi