About the Speaker
Sanjoy Hazarika is Director, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), an independent, non-partisan, international non-governmental organisation, headquartered in New Delhi, working for the realisation of human rights across the Commonwealth. He is also is Managing Trustee of CNES in NER, which has pioneered Boat Clinics in Assam. He was the founding director of the Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research, Jamia Millia Islamia, where he also held the Dr. Saifuddin Kitchlew Chair. Author of critically acclaimed books on the North East including Strangers No More, Strangers of the Mist and Rites of Passage and a widely published columnist, he reported for The New York Times from South Asia and was a Consulting Editor with The Statesman and The Sunday Guardian. He is also a documentary film maker. His latest documentary Rambuai explores Mizoram's “trouble years.” He has also served as a member of the executive councils of several universities in India including North Eastern Hill University Shillong, Nagaland University and IIM Shillong.