People

  1. Nikhil Kanekal

  2. Parul Sharma

  3. Preeti Raghunath

  4. Puneeth Nagaraj

  5. Pushan Dwivedi

  6. Rahul Gullaiya

  7. Siddharth Manohar

  8. Shalini Kashyap

  9. Shuchita Thapar

  10. Sowmya Karun

  11. Surjeet Kaur

  12. Ujwala Uppaluri

  13. Monroe Price ― Distinguished Fellow

    Monroe E. Price is an Adjunct Full Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and the Joseph and Sadie Danciger Professor of Law and Director of the Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society at the Cardozo School of Law. He directs the Stanhope Centre for Communications Policy Research in London, and is the Chair of the Center for Media and Communication Studies of the Central European University in Budapest.

    As the founder and former director of Center for Global Communication Studies, Price has worked with a wide transnational network of regulators, scholars, and practitioners in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia as well as in the United States. Under his direction, CGCS engaged in public opinion research in Sudan, providing technical assistance in Jordan and Thailand, encouraging the intelligent development of media policies and new information technologies in a wide variety of settings including Thailand and Somaliland. Price founded the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Oxford University and remains a Research Fellow there. CGCS also fostered the Stanhope Center for Communications Policy Research, located at the London School of Economics.

  14. Chinmayi Arun ― Faculty Director

    Chinmayi Arun is an Assistant Professor of Law at National Law University Delhi, where she is also the Faculty Director of the Centre for Communication Governance. She is a member of the United Nations Global Pulse Data Privacy Advisory Group, and of UNESCO India’s Media Freedom committee. She is also a Fellow of the Berkman Klein Centre at Harvard University, and has been a consultant to the Law Commission of India in the past. Chinmayi has published work on algorithms, harmful speech, privacy and information gatekeepers. She is lead author of the India country report in Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net report for 2014 and 2015, and of the India report in the Global Network of Centers’ study of online intermediaries.

    Chinmayi has studied at the NALSAR University of Law, and London School of Economics and Political Science. She has worked with Ernst & Young and AZB & Partners, Mumbai in the past, and has taught at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences where she introduced courses on regulatory theory and communication regulation.

    chinmayi.arun@nludelhi.ac.in

  15. Elizabeth Dominic ― Programme Officer, Cybersecurity

    Elizabeth is a Programme Officer with the Cybersecurity team at the Centre for Communication Governance. Her primary research interest is in the applicability of international law to cyberspace to address security and human rights concerns within the domain.

    Elizabeth graduated from Jindal Global Law School with a B.A. LL.B (Hons.) and holds an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law.

    elizabeth.dominic@nludelhi.ac.in

  16. Geetha Hariharan ― Programme Officer, Cybersecurity

    Geetha is a Programme Officer with the cybersecurity team at CCG. Her interests lie in the intersection of cybersecurity and international law, internet governance, technology and human rights, and a seedling interest in artificial intelligence. Before joining CCG, Geetha worked with the Centre for Internet and Society (India), where she managed their project on internet governance and freedom of expression. She holds a B.A., LL.B. (Hons.) from the National Law School, and when not working, enjoys yoga, music and buying books.

    geetha.hariharan@nludelhi.ac.in

  17. Sarvjeet Singh ― Executive Director

    Sarvjeet Singh is the Executive Director at the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi (CCG). He was part of CCG’s founding team and previously led its Civil Liberties vertical. His work currently focuses on the intersection of technology and national security, with a focus on cyber and unmanned weaponry. He is also interested in examining the evolution of existing rights frameworks to accommodate new media and emerging technology.

    As part of his work at the Centre, Sarvjeet has worked with the Law Commission of India and the India Ministry of Information Technology and assisted the legal team involved in the landmark Shreya Singhal v. Union of India judgment by the Supreme Court of India regarding free speech over the Internet. Sarvjeet is also the lead author of Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net India Report.

    Sarvjeet has previously been a law trainee with Justice (Dr.) B.S. Chauhan at the Supreme Court of India. He completed his LL.M. from the University of Michigan Law School as a Grotius Fellow and graduated as a gold medalist from National Law University Delhi. At law school, he was part of the inaugural editorial board of the NLUD Law Journal, co-founder of the NLUD Student Law Journal and the founding Convener of the Legal Services Clinic.

    sarvjeet.singh@nludelhi.ac.in

  18. Smitha Krishna Prasad ― Programme Manager, Civil Liberties

    Smitha Krishna Prasad is a Programme Manager at the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi. At the Centre she manages the work of the Civil Liberties team, which focuses on work related to law, policy and awareness / capacity building activities in the context of privacy and surveillance, freedom of speech and expression, and access to internet. Her research interests relate to international and domestic laws on privacy, data protection, and surveillance with a focus on sectors where the intersection of law, policy and technology have an increased impact on the right to privacy, among other things.

    Before joining the Centre, Smitha was a member of the Technology, Media and Telecoms, Intellectual Property and International Commercial Laws practice group at a leading law firm in India. During this time, she focused on matters pertaining to data privacy, information technology, intellectual property, telecommunications, media and entertainment laws. She was regularly involved in advising on matters dealing with data protection and privacy laws, regulatory and legal issues in relation to big data and data analytics, digital and new media matters, and regulatory issues and laws applicable to e-commerce businesses, and payment systems and mechanisms in India.

    Smitha holds an LL.M. degree in International Legal Studies from the New York University School of Law, as well as a B.A.LL.B. from Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

    smitha.prasad@nludelhi.ac.in

  19. Yesha Paul ― Programme Officer, Civil Liberties

    Yesha is a Programme Officer with the Civil Liberties team at the Centre for Communication Governance.

    Prior to joining CCG, Yesha worked as a Legal Consultant with Justice and Care, Mumbai, an international anti-human trafficking organisation, and as a Research Assistant to Legislators at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi. She is also an advocate enrolled with the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa.

    Yesha completed her legal education at ILS Pune and graduated with a Masters in Regulatory Governance from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai as a silver medallist.

    yesha.paul@nludelhi.ac.in

  20. Taruna Pal ― Office Administrator

    Taruna is the Office Administrator at the Centre for Communication Governance. Prior to her work with CCG, she worked with the International Centre for Research on Women as Manager, HR & Administration. She has worked in the development sector throughout her career. Taruna holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Delhi University.

    taruna.pal@nludelhi.ac.in

  21. Aarti Bhavana

  22. Aditya Singh Chawla

  23. Arpita Biswas

  24. Arun Mohan Sukumar

  25. Chitra Laxman

  26. Faiza Rahman

  27. Gangesh Varma

  28. Joshita Pai

  29. Kasturika Kaumudi Das

  30. Kritika Bhardwaj

  31. Manish

  32. Nakul Nayak