About Medha Prasanna

A graduate student at The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. She's previously worked as a research assistant at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she assisted with an in-depth econometric study on the Indian defense expenditure and the corresponding civil-military relations. She has also 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?’ She is now specializing in international human rights law and International Organizations at the Elliott School of International Affairs. She plans to do a comparative study on contemporary cases of genocide as the culmination of her master’s degree. Her parallel literary interests in holocaust memoirs have had a significant effect on her academic pursuits. In her free time, she reads, plays 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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