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Mr Jaideep Gupte

Nationality: India

Year: 2006

Subject Area: Social Sciences

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My doctoral research on extralegal security and urban vulnerability in Mumbai was recently awarded the 2007 Global Development Network Medal for Outstanding Research. The GDN Research Medals and Awards form the largest worldwide competition for research on development issues. My paper, titled Linking Urban Vulnerability, Infra-power and 'Communal' Violence: extralegal security andpolicing in Nagpada, Mumbai was shortlisted under the category of Rule of Law:Providing Security for Development. All finalists were invited to present theirresearch at the Annual Global Development Network conference in Brisbane, Australia.

I've attached a photo of me receiving the award from the former President of Mexico, and Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, Ernesto Zedillo, in Brisbane.