Priyankar Upadhyaya

PRIO Global Fellow

Priyankar Upadhyaya is an External Associate at PRIO.


​​Guest researcher at PRIO June-July 2016.

​Professor Priyankar Upadhyaya currently serves as the UNESCO Chair Professor for Peace and Intercultural Understanding at the Banaras Hindu University where he also heads the Malaviya Centre for Peace Research one of the prestigious Centre of Peace and Conflict Studies. He has done post-doctoral studies at London University and holds a Ph.D. and M. Phil. Degree of Jawaharlal Nehru University and an Advance International Diploma in Conflict Resolution from the Uppsala University. He  has taught international relations and peace studies for over three decades and supervised over 25 doctoral and postdoctoral researches. ​He was appointed PRIO Global Fellow in 2017.

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All Publications

PRIO Policy Brief

Upadhyaya, Anjoo Sharan; Priyankar Upadhyaya & Ajay Kumar Yadav (2013) Interrogating peace in Meghalaya, CORE Policy Brief, 3. Oslo: PRIO.