Deep Pal

Ph.D. Candidate (2015 Cohort)
Deep Pal

Dissertation Project

Peering Across the Himalayas: “Strategic Idiosyncrasies” in Indian Foreign Policy, and China

Professional Background

Journalist and policy research professional


Hindi, Bangla, Chinese, Qualitative Methods



Deep Pal is recipient of the 2015-2016 Henry M. Jackson Doctoral fellowship at University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies. He is also affiliated to the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) as a Non-Resident Fellow. Deep’s research interests include Indian foreign and security policy, Sino-Indian relations, Indo-U.S. relations, and International Relations. He has vast experience working in India as a political and business journalist for a decade. Most recently, he researched and wrote on security issues in Asia for NBR, and at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. Deep has a master’s degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University.


 Fellowships & Grants

  • Frank F. Conlon Fellowship in South Asian Studies, South Asia Center, University of Washington, 2016.
  • Space Security Initiative (SSI) Junior Fellow, IPI, University of Washington, 2015-2016.
  • Henry M. Jackson Doctoral Fellowship, University of Washintong, 2015-2016.
  • Mentor, Elliott School Undergraduate Scholars Program, The George Washington University, 2013-2014.
  • Sigur Center language study grant, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, The George Washington University, 2013.
  • Freeman Foundation International Fellowship, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, 2013.
  • High Honors Fellowship, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, 2012-2014

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