Dr. Jasmine Bhatia is an Institutional Peace Process Expert for the European Institute of Peace. Since November 2020 she has served as Field Coordinator for the Institute’s experts providing technical support to the Afghan Government during the peace process.
Dr. Bhatia is a political scientist with expertise in civil wars, governance, illicit economies, and violent extremism in fragile states. Prior to joining the Institute, she spent two years as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) on a project examining the relationship between conflict, illicit drugs and development in Colombia, Myanmar and Afghanistan. Dr. Bhatia also has over a decade of professional experience in conflict-affected states and has worked as a consultant for the United Nations, the World Economic Forum, and on various EU and UK-funded development projects, primarily in Afghanistan and the Middle East.
She holds a Doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford, as well as prior degrees from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Calgary.