Humphrey Fellow, Veerendra Mishra, will be a keynote speaker at a Model UN Conference at Macalester College. The November 15 conference will focus on the topic of Human Trafficking.
Dr. Veerendra Mishra is a senior police officer with over 18 years of experience in India and is currently Assistant Inspector General of the Crime Investigation Department for the Madhya Pradesh (MP) State Police. He has also worked in challenging situations for upholding human rights and peace building, serving as part of the UN Peacekeeping Missions in Kosovo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina as well as on a study visit to East Timor. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Sociology from Barkatullah Vishwavidyalaya in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He completed a Bachelor of Science from Guru Nanak Dev University in Amritsar. Two of his books have been published, his book on the topic of Community Policing, in particular, has received rave reviews. During his fellowship year, Dr. Mishra will focus on the rule of law, human rights, human trafficking, conflict resolution, media management, and good governance.