Sanjoy Hazarika is the Director, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative.He was the founderDirector, forCentre for North East Studies and Policy Research, JamiaMilliaIslamia, New Delhi and also hold the Dr.SaifuddinKitchlew Chair. He is the Founder and Managing Trustee of North East Studies (www.c-nes.org) which runs the pioneering boat clinics on the Brahmaputra in Assam providing medical access marginalised communities.
Mr. Hazarika received theDr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award from Tufts University and is one of North East India’s, best known commentators. He holds a number of advisory positions both in Central and State Governments Committees and Universities. He is also the Chairperson, governing board of the Society for Environmental Communications which publishes Down to Earth .
A prolific author and writer, Mr. Hazarika has authored a number of books on theNorth East of India and its people and writes for major Indian and international media.