Sylvia Mishra

Sylvia Mishra was a 2019 India-U.S. Fellow at New America. Mishra researched civilian drones and India and the United States’ potential role in shaping new drone applications, a project with applications in wider public interest issues.

Mishra is a Scoville Fellow and her research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, Southern Asian security and nuclear dynamics, U.S. policy in Indo-Pacific, and emerging and disruptive technologies. She was a visiting fellow at CNS, nuclear scholar for the Project on Nuclear Issues at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Carnegie New Leader at the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs. Mishra has also worked for the Observer Research Foundation and Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)-Wadhwani Chair in India-U.S. Policy Studies.

She has been invited to present papers and deliver talks at national and international platforms like Columbia University, Stanford University, Council on Foreign Relations, the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), the United States Strategic Command, Air Force Technical Applications Center Patrick Air Force Base (Florida), Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, and Asia Foundation, among other forums. She has a number of publications to her credit, including chapters in books, articles in journals, and commentaries/opinion pieces for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, CNS, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the Stimson Center, and has been part of several Track II dialogues and table top exercises exploring crisis management and escalation control in South Asia. She leads the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Working Group for Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security and was featured in Women in Foreign Policy.

Mishra holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Hindu College, University of Delhi; a master of science in international relations from London School of Economics and Political Science; and a master of arts in nonproliferation and terrorism studies from Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She received a certificate from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for completing a course on international safeguards policy and information analysis.