SKSeema Kakran is Deputy Director, WISCOMP with over the 15 years of experience working with NGOs. At WISCOMP, she is responsible for the grass roots peace building initiatives in Kashmir, mentoring of research by Scholars of Peace and Interns in the areas of Conflict resolution, international law and non-traditional security. Prior to joining WISCOMP she taught Political Science and International Relations for six years at colleges at Delhi University including Miranda House and Hindu College, and at University of Nebraska –Lincoln. She has also worked as Secretary at the Sidhartha Educational and Charitable Trust providing education to children of marginalized sections in Uttar Pradesh. Read More

She holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science from Indraprastha College, University of Delhi, an MA in Political Science from Delhi University and an M.Phil degree in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her MPhil research was on Police and Social Violence: A Study of Communal Riots in Uttar Pradesh 1981-90. She has received specialized training in Evaluation methodology at INCORE, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. She is also an alumna of Gender Evaluation Methodology and Participatory Evaluation, training organized by Community of Evaluators, A South Asia Network. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Analysis from University of Nebraska –Lincoln, USA.

As a member of the Human Rights and Human Diversity Initiative, University of Nebraska she conducted a Research study with the Indian National Human Rights Commission in 2005. She was also a recipient of the Junior Research Fellowship (1992) of the University Grants Commission, India.