Manjri Sewak is pursuing a PhD on Education for Peace at the Nelson Mandela Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She is a Senior Fellow at WISCOMP (Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace), an initiative of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of HH The Dalai Lama, New Delhi. She has been associated with WISCOMP since its inception in 1999.
A writer and trainer in the field of peacebuilding, Manjri holds expertise in conflict transformation and curriculum development. She is the author of Multi-Track Diplomacy between India and Pakistan: A Conceptual Framework for Sustainable Security (2005), Bridging the Divide: Peacebuilding for a New Generation (2014), and co-author of Transcending Conflict: A Resource Book on Conflict Transformation (2003). She has also published articles/papers on peace education, civil society peacebuilding, justice, and reconciliation.Read More
In 2004–5, she was part of a team that designed a Diploma Program in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding at Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi. Since then, she has been a member of the Visiting Faculty for the Program—now renamed the Aung San Suu Kyi Center for Peace—where she has taught the foundation course on Conflict Analysis and Conflict Transformation (2005–8) as well as other courses on Dialogue, Mediation, Gandhi, Justice, and Reconciliation (2005–12). Manjri has also conducted peacebuilding workshops for graduate and post-graduate students (in Delhi-NCR) at the South Asian University, Ambedkar University, and Jamia Millia Islamia as well as for high school students at Bluebells School International and the Sahyadri Krishnamurti Foundation School in Rajgurunagar, Maharashtra.
Manjri is a recipient of the RCSS-NTI Research Award and the Fulbright Conflict Resolution Scholarship. She holds a Masters’ degree in Conflict Transformation from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, Eastern Mennonite University, Virginia, USA, and a Bachelors’ degree in Journalism Honors from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi. She also holds a Certificate in Conflict Transformation from the CONTACT Program at the School of International Learning, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA.