Sylvia Mishra

Sylvia Mishra

Ms. Sylvia Mishra is a New Tech Nuclear Officer at the European Leadership Network and a doctoral researcher at the Department of Defence Studies, King’s College London (KCL). Her research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, Southern Asian security, grand strategy, and emerging technologies. She Co-Chairs the CBRN Working Group for Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS), the Indian Women in International Relations (IWIR) at Global Policy Insights, is a N-Square Innovators Network Fellow, and a Mid-Career Cadre Scholar at CSIS. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Stimson Center’s UNSCR 1540 Assistance Support Initiative, is a Board Member of Atomic Reporters, and is a Steering Committee Member of OrgsInSolidarity. Formerly, Sylvia was 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, Visiting Fellow at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Carnegie New Leader and worked in New Delhi at the Observer Research Foundation on India-US defense and security ties.


She has been invited to present papers, deliver talks and participate in crisis simulation and Track II dialogues at various national and international forums like the Ford Foundation, 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, Asia Foundation, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory among others. Her publications include chapters in books, articles in journals, and commentaries/opinion pieces and she was featured in Women in Foreign Policy. Mishra holds a B.A. in Political Science from Hindu College, University of Delhi, MSc in International Relations from London School of Economics and Political Science and M.A. in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.