Sylvia Mishra is a Research Fellow at the Project on Managing the Atom and International Security Program. She is also a Senior Associate for Nuclear Policy at the Institute for Security and Technology. Her research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, nuclear risk reduction, emerging and disruptive technologies, military innovation, and Southern Asian security. Sylvia is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Stimson Center, Policy Advisor at the European Leadership Network, Steering Committee member of Organizations in Solidarity, and leads the Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation CBRN Working Group.

Mishra is featured in the CSIS-Diversity in National Security 2021 U.S. National Security & Foreign Affairs Leadership List. She has been a Janne Nolan Nuclear Security Fellow, CSIS Nuclear Scholar and a Mid-Career Fellow, an India-US Fellow at New America, Accelerator Initiative Fellow at the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, a Scoville Fellow at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies. She also worked in New Delhi at the Observer Research Foundation on India-US defense and security ties.

Mishra holds a B.A. in Political Science from Hindu College, University of Delhi, an M.Sc. in International Relations from London School of Economics and Political Science, and an M.A. in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the Department of Defence, King’s College London.  

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