Dr. Manoj Kumar Panigrahi is an Assistant Professor at the Jindal School of International Affairs. Dr. Panigrahi holds a Bachelors in Political Science from Berhampur University, Master’s degree in Diplomacy, Law, and Business from O.P. Jindal Global University (India). He was a recipient of Taiwan’s Ministry of Education Scholarship to pursue doctoral studies. He completed his Ph.D. from National Chengchi University (Taiwan). He was a Research Fellow at Taiwan NextGen Foundation based in Taipei, Taiwan.
His research interests include ethnic conflicts, foreign policy, and the culture of Indo-Pacific countries. His Ph.D. dissertation examined the role of mediators in separatist movements in a comparative context. His research also focused on exploring the causation behind the formation of factions in armed ethnic groups and how they impact the peacemaking process.
Dr. Panigrahi regularly writes for several of Taiwan’s print media. He contributes to a bilingual blog column where he writes and promotes Indian culture in Taiwan.
He has received the Best Scholarship Recipient Student award from Taiwan’s Ministry of Education Scholarship (2016-2020) for his work on sharing Indian culture at the grassroots level in Taiwan. He has been invited to more than 80 schools and universities across Taiwan, amounting to more than 150 lectures so far.