Viresh Kumar
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants

    Mr. Bhawra is an Additional Director General of Police, serving under the Crime Investigation division for the Government of Punjab in India. His primary areas of responsibility include supervising, planning, policy-making, and organizing and coordinating in all spheres of criminal investigation matters including dealing with problems of illegal migration and human trafficking. Mr. Bhawra holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore, and a Master’s degree in Human Rights from Pondicherry University in India. As a new Humphrey Fellow, he would like to pursue a composite program comprised of academic modules, seminars, visits to affected areas, interactions with stakeholders, and an internship with a professional organization active in tackling human smuggling and illegal migration. He is interested in crafting a set of recommendations to tackle the problem of human smuggling and illegal migration more effectively in India and abroad.