Sanjana is an Advocacy Director at (ISC)2, the world’s largest education and membership association for cybersecurity practitioners.
Sanjana has lived and worked in India, Belgium, U.S. and the U.K. Creating relevant and engaging education products and services for different age groups, sectors and geographies has been a through line in her career. She has designed and led large professional development events, formed partnerships across academia-industry-government ecosystem, built and grown teams, set vision for new products, and established go-to-market strategies.
As a Gates Scholar, Sanjana completed an MPhil and a PhD in Education.
Sanjana is a life-long learner. In 2020, she completed an Executive MBA from Cranfield University. More recently, she has been exploring the lives and works of different philosophers as part of an online philosophy school.
Bangalore University MSc Psychology 2000
Mount Carmel College, Bangalore BA Psychology, Economics & Sociol. 1998
Having experienced the difference in science and technology in Thailand, the US, and the UK, I have a dream to bridge the gap between developed and developing countries in a scientific context. The world is connected by the globalization of IT - perhaps similar attitude could emerge for science. It is a long-term goal of mine to contribute to the development and management of interdisciplinary and collaborative projects that would help to enhance the diversity of global science. I wish to strengthen my policy and entrepreneurship skills through the MPhil program in Technology Policy, which will greatly complement my future progress in science, particularly in implementing possible applications of my research. I plan to emphasize my study on possibilities to initiate scientific enterprise and expand Research and Development departments in existing private enterprises in developing countries, particularly Thailand.
I work as Lecturer in the School of International Relations at St Andrews University and a Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). I completed my PhD as a Gates Scholar at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge. Subsequently, I held post-doctoral positions at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS) in Oslo, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) in Berlin and at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington.
My broad research interests lie in areas of global governance, international organisations and the politics of international law. I work on peace operations and state-building, questions of international authority, and broader politics of international interventions in (post-)conflict territories.