Rajit Das is a Kennesaw State University, School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development Ph.D. student in International Conflict Management. He has an M.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution and an M.A. in International Relations. His research interests lie in Indian foreign policy, U.S.-India relations, ethnic conflicts, nationalism, and international peacebuilding. He published in 2018 a book chapter on the role of legitimacy for external peacebuilding organizations in the context of the conflict in Kashmir.