Anant Saria is a Postgraduate in International Studies and Diplomacy from SOAS, University of London. He was formerly a researcher at SCRAP Weapons. He has a growing interest in the defense and military policy of India and the regional nuclear and strategic dynamics of South Asia. Alongside advocacy in arms control, disarmament, and humanitarianism, Anant seeks to explore the relationship between academic research and ways to bridge gaps between research and governance through a greater understanding of policymaking and analysis. He has earlier worked on events and campaigns with different UN Agencies, several international civil society organizations, a global campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic to redirect resources from arms to healthcare, Ambassadors from states, embassies of several countries, diplomatic dialogues, the Vatican, civil society leaders, and leading academics in arms control from around the globe.
His experience includes research in Arms Control, Strategic Studies, Human Security, Defence Studies, and Open Source Research. He also has interests in humanitarianism, the world order, human security, emerging technologies, public policy, international governance, and postcolonial analysis of contemporary international relations.
At the Interdisciplinary Institute of Human Security and Governance, he is to primarily assisting with the organization of the Conference on Human Security and Governance scheduled for February 2022. Additionally, he is to working on Research on an analysis of any possible correlation between Human Security and Military Expenditure using case studies globally. Such analysis would be based on the identification of relevant indicators to conduct a quantitative analysis between the two variables, alongside establishing possible explanations of the quantitative changes using media reports and historical events in the countries.