Pooran Chandra Pandey Joins CMDS as Fellow

January 10, 2022

We are happy to announce that Pooran Chandra Pandey has joined our Center as a Fellow.

Pooran Chandra Pandey has a background in international Politics. He is currently an international visiting fellow, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan. Previously, he held senior leadership executive roles in Asia, Africa and Europe with United Nations, Nippon Denro and Times of India, the country’s largest media house, including a 3-year-stint as a Chief Executive Officer of DOC Research Institute, in Berlin.

He is a visiting professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town, South Africa, a professor of practice in sustainable development and management at Nalanda University in India, and a non-resident fellow, Nkafu Policy Institute, Cameroon, among others. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the World Food Programme Trust for India and a Resident Representative of US-based international climate action and policy think tank- Climate Scorecard.

Pooran is a fellow at the Institute for Global Dialogue, UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa, and an associate of the Global TechnoPolitics Forum in California. His wide-ranging research interests include, among other things, media-state relations, business ethics, the private sector, democratization and human rights, development cooperation, sustainable development and climate change. He has also chaired and co-haired government committees, and served as a member of human rights committee, UNHRC, Geneva.   

Having received scholarships and distinctions in UK, China, Sweden, Japan and Taiwan, Pooran is a widely published author, and an expert at drafting of policies, special reports, policy briefs, impact research studies and policy evaluation techniques.

He is also a Chevening Scholar.

As a CMDS Fellow, he will research the independence of Indian media in the digital age and its implications on democracy.