Prof. Ved P. Nanda Fellowship Program for Human Rights
Introduction to ICHRRF
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Aims and Goals
Purpose of the Fellowship Program
The objective of the fellowship training program is to provide a framework through which fellows from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to the ICHRRF to enhance their educational and scholarly experience in the area of human rights and religious freedom through research, self-study, group learning, practical work assignments and dissertation work. It allows selected candidates to gain insight into the work of the ICHRRF and provides aid, assistance and guidance in professional fields of human rights, international law and religious freedom.
2022 Fellowship Trainees
Ankit R. Shah, Fellowship Trainee, Ved P Nanda Program in Human Rights
Shah is currently pursuing a PhD in Law at the Gujarat National Law University in India. He was also Academic and Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, rated Asia's 2nd best business school. He has 9 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant. His interests extend to strategic affairs and his articles as a South Asia Foreign Policy and Security Studies Analyst have been featured in leading media portals, with accurate predictions of evolving strategic scenarios. He has also written on economics, religion, finance and marketing.
Ankit's interest in Human Rights is focused on the impact of religious proselytism on Human Rights and its links to political and mercantile forces. He will classify religious or spiritual systems by the impact they have on the culture, psychology and history of the peoples they influence. In particular, he will take a broad perspective over the Christianization of Europe and the Islamization of Iran, with a contemporary review of ongoing religious proselytism among Amazonian indigenous Brazilians as well as India.
Ripudaman Pachauri, Fellowship Trainee, Ved P Nanda Program in Human Rights
Pachauri is a Software Engineer by education and has 20 years of experience as a senior analyst and architect in the fields of Data Analytics and Machine Learning. He studied Machine Learning and Data Driven Decisions at a premier technology school, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States, after completing his undergraduate in computer engineering from MJP Rohilkhand University in India. He has won awards for his work in these fields from the industry clients he has worked with. Further, he has an active interest in strategic affairs and has compiled reports and contributed articles to think tanks on these issues.
Ripudaman's interest in Human Rights is focused on the challenges faced by indigenous communities in Taiwan, Ethiopia and Pakistan. Through Ethiopia, he will explore the issues faced by indigenous religious communities across Africa as a whole.