About Medha Prasanna

I'm a graduate student at The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. In the past, I've worked as a research assistant at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where I assisted with an in-depth econometric study on the Indian defense expenditure and the corresponding civil-military relations. This year I completed a human rights thesis as a part of the Ashoka Scholars program. The thesis specifically asks ‘Why the United Nations Security Council is ineffective in carrying out collective action against clear cases of genocide?’ I am now specializing in international human rights law and International Organizations at ESIA. I plan to do a comparative study on contemporary cases of genocide as the culmination of my master’s degree. My parallel literary interests in holocaust memoirs have had a significant effect on my academic pursuits. In my free time, I read, play basketball, and watch war documentaries.

Medha Prasanna is an MA candidate at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. Her current research focuses on International Organizations and Human Rights Law. You can learn more about her here or email her medp16@gwu.edu

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