Areas of Specialization and Research Interests
  • Internal Security & Foreign Policy of India
  • Impact of Emerging technologies (AI, IoT, Block chain, Data science and Metaverse) on National and Human Security aspects
  • Counter-Terrorism Studies
  • US Politics & Foreign Policy
  • Israeli Politics & Foreign Policy
  • Middle Eastern Politics & Security
  • South Asian Politics & Security and Human Security
Apart from being the Founder and Executive Director of Center for Human Security Studies, Dr. Ramesh Kanneganti is also associated with / as
  • IIT Bhubaneswar - Adjunct Faculty (Currently) teaching the course on "National Security"
  • Visiting faculty at Dr. MCR HRD Institute, Hyderabad
  • Visiting Faculty at Andhra Pradesh Police Academy
  • National Investigation Agency, Hyderabad
  • National Industrial Security Academy (NISA), Hyderabad
  • Octopus, Counter-Terrorism Centre of Andhra Pradesh Government
  • Central Detective Training School (CDTS), Hyderabad
  • Conducted a National Workshop on Coastal Security Management of India in Collaboration with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad. Participants Included Senior Officers from Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, IB, Indian Police, IDSA
  • Visiting faculty at the University of Hyderabad, Department of Political Science (2013)
  • Faculty at Advanced Center for American Studies at OUCIP in Osmania University in 2011-2012
  • Faculty (2008-2010) at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
  • Visiting Graduate student at Rothberg International School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (2002-2003).
  • Received an Austrian Scholarship to study in Vienna
  • Course Co-coordinator for the General Studies Subject at Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Hyderabad
  • Guest Faculty (International Relations) at the Sri Chaitanya IAS Academy, Hyderabad
  • Worked with Vivekananda International Foundation as a Research Associate (2010) working on Counter-Terrorism Policies of India under the guidance of the Present National Security Advisor of India, Shi Ajit Kumar Doval
  • Visiting Faculty at Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhi Nagar teaching MS in Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism (2015)
  • Teaches a course on “Contemporary Themes in Indo - US strategic Ties” to International Students at Study in India Program,  University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  • Visiting Faculty at GITAM School of International Business in Visakapatnam


A recipient of US State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in 2011 to develop American studies Curriculum for Indian Universities. The IVLP fellowship had given an opportunity to hold professional discussions with several Universities such as

  • Washington University, Seattle University, Martin University, Emory University, University of Maryland, Indiana-Purdue University joint campus
  • Invited to interact with Martin Luther King Foundation
  • CNN News Channel Headquarters
  • Eli Lilly Pharma Company and Coca-Cola Company Headquarters in the US
  • Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Utah and delivered lectures at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on US-India-Israel Strategic relations (2012)
  • Tanner Humanities Center, the University of Utah as a Visiting Fellow in the summer of 2013

Presented papers at various National and International Conferences

Academic Profile
  • Dr. Kanneganti holds an Executive Certificate Program in Counter-Terrorism from International Institute for Counter Terrorism, Herzliya, Israel (2010)
  • Post-Doctoral fellow (PDF) from Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic studies, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. (2007)
  • PhD in American Studies Degree titled “US-Israel Strategic Relations in the Post-Cold War Era” in American Studies, School of International studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU), New Delhi (2006)
  • M.Phil in American Studies from JNU.(Topic - US-Australia Security Ties-Relevance of ANZUS Alliance)
  • He has an M.A in (Political Science) from Hyderabad Central University
  • He has a BA(History, Political Science, Economics) from VSR & NVR College, Tenali
Honours and Awards
  • Israeli Foreign Ministry Graduate Fellowship (International Relations) 2002 - 2003
  • Israeli Foreign Ministry Post Doctoral Fellowship 2006 - 2007
  • Trainee at International Institute for Counter Terrorism,Israel
  • Mr. JNU - New Delhi
  • US State Dept International visitor Leadership(IVLP)Fellowship - 2011,
  • Tanner Humanities Visiting Fellow - University of Utach,USA - 2012 & 13
  • AP Police Academy (Guest Faculty)
  • Hyderabad Central University (Guest Faculty)
  • Co-ordinator,General Studies - Rajiv Gandhi University of knowledge Technologies - Hyderabad
  • Consultant - GOI & State Govt. Law Enforcement Agencies