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Prof. Harsh Vasani
Assistant Professor - International Studies
Email: harsh.vasani@flame.edu.in
PhD from University of East Anglia, United Kingdom; M.A. in Geopolitics and International Relations from Manipal University; B.A. in Mass Communication from Loyola Academy, Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Prof. Harsh Vasani received his Doctorate Degree in International Development from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. He holds a Master’s Degree in Geopolitics and International Relations from Manipal University, Manipal and Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from Loyola Academy, Osmania University, Hyderabad.

Prof. Harsh has over four years of work experience in both industry and academia. He was associated with University of Bradford, University of East Anglia, UK. He also worked as a Journalist and is accredited as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

During his doctorate at the University of East Anglia, he researched the ‘hydropolitics’ of the Himalayas using case studies of large reservoirs on transboundary rivers. Using a mixed-methods approach, he demonstrated how the Indian ‘hydrocracy’ securitised the governance of transboundary rivers. He also highlighted the inadequacies of international water law in addressing the hegemony of some states on shared rivers. His research was at the intersection of environmental security and international law. He has conducted fieldwork in India and Nepal. He has used Q Methodology to statistically capture human subjectivity during this research. His findings have been published in leading journals.


Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Vasani, H. (2023). International water law and hydropolitics: an enquiry into the water conflict between India and Nepal. Water International, 48(2), 259-281.

  • Vasani, H. (2023). Practicing security: securitisation of transboundary rivers by hydrocrats in Himalayan South Asia. GeoJournal, 88(4), 3871-3887.

Media Publications

  • Ireland has moved to improve electoral integrity other countries should follow suit (co-authored), LSE Blogs, 15 July 2022.

  • "India's Anti-Satellite Weapons", The Diplomat, 14 June 2016.\

  • "China's counter-space program to gain strategic parity with the United States", Indian Defence Review, 13 January 2017.

  • "How China Is Weaponising Outer Space", The Diplomat, 19 January 2017.

  • "Swati radar could be a game-changer at the LoC", Indian Defence Review, 23 March 2017.

  • "A Saudi-Pak Nuclear Nexus in the Offing?", Indian Defence Review, 13 June 2017.

  • "Threats and Challenges in Countering Lone Wolf Attacks", National Institute of Advanced Studies, 7 July 2016