Dr Priyankar Upadhyaya, Professor and Director at the MCPR at Banaras Hindu University, holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. Degree of Jawaharlal Nehru University; Advance International Diploma(s) in Conflict Resolution from the Uppsala University, Sweden and has done post-doctoral research at London University and the Woodrow Wilson Centre for International scholars, Wash DC. He was selected for the the Guest Scholar Award of the Woodrow Wilson Centre of International Scholars at Wash DC 1992, Faculty Research Award, Canadian Govt 1999 and Senior Fulbright Award in 2004. In addition to his three decades of teaching career at BHU, Professor Upadhyaya has taught and done research in political science & conflict resolution in many parts of the world, including Concordia University, Montreal; Ulster University in Northern Ireland, at the Department of Political Science US Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, and Karlstad University in Sweden. He has been Fellow at the Henry L Stimson Center, Wash DC, and recently a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Oslo. Professor Upadhyaya has authored/co-authored several books published from Ashgate among others and research articles in reputed International Journals such as the Denver Journal of International Law & Policy; International Studies (Sage) and Strategic Analysis (Routledge).