Inspiring people with her words and her journey

With a remarkable academic journey marked by Double Gold Medals and a PhD in International Relations, Sharanpreet Kaur, an Assistant Professor of International Relations at Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar shines as an accomplished author with her book “India’s Soft Power Diplomacy: Prospects, Challenges and the Way Forward” earning her well-deserved recognition. Sharanpreet is not only a respected Columnist for The Daily Guardian and World Focus but has also made impactful contributions to Government projects, NGOs, and think tanks. Her story inspires young women aspiring to excel in academia, a beacon of success and empowerment.

What drove you into academia? Brief us about your journey.

Since my childhood, I have been good at academics and there was a consistent curiosity to learn something new. After completing my graduation in Social Sciences (Hons.) at GNDU, Amritsar, I went to Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi for my master’s in international relations. It was the research driven environment at JNU that caught my academic interest, and I joined my Alma mater as an Assistant Professor in 2019. I believe my passion has paved its own way in the most beautiful way possible.

How has the experience been of teaching at your Alma mater?

It feels truly amazing and is an honour to be a faculty at the department which has been one of the steppingstones for my journey into academia. The experience has been beautiful so far with many accomplishments and I have always tried to put an outright approach into my work because making a difference is the whole point of it.

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