About Us

The Jindal Society of International Law is a student-led initiative under the aegis of the Centre for the Study of United Nations, and guidance of Faculty Coordinator Professor (Dr.) Vesselin Popovski. Founded in 2020, this Society is an initiative to provide a platform to young international law enthusiasts. The inaugural address and official launch of the Society was on November 18, 2020. It was inaugurated by Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law, Jose Enrique Alvarez of New York University, along with the Vice-Chancellor Professor (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Faculty Coordinator Professor (Dr.) Vesselin Popovski and Dean of Office of International Affairs and Global Initiatives, Prof (Dr.) Mohan Kumar. 


The purpose of this Society is to increase student interaction with the subject matter of International Law through its various initiatives. Rather than being primarily research-driven, we intend to offer a host of experiences that contribute towards skill-building, thereby increasing the knowledge database available to students. This Society is an attempt to bridge the lacuna by streamlining resources and inculcating an overall interest in the vast expanses of International Law. We aim to provide a space to young international law enthusiasts to nurture their interest in the field.

Founding Executive Director, Prof. (Dr.) Vesselin Popovski

Prof. (Dr.) Vesselin Popovski is a Professor at Jindal Global Law School and the Vice Dean and Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of United Nations at O.P. Jindal Global University. He holds an M. A. (including B.A.) from Moscow State Institute of International Relations, a Post-Graduate Diploma in European Law from King’s College London, an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics, London and a Ph.D. from King’s College London.

From 2004 till 2014, Prof. (Dr.) Vesselin Popovski worked as Senior Academic Officer at the United Nations University in Tokyo. Prior to that, he was a Senior Legal Expert for the EU project ‘Legal Protection of Individual Rights in Russia’ (2002-2004), Lecturer at the University of Exeter, UK (1999-2002), and Bulgarian diplomat (1988-1996) serving in Sofia, New York, and London. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the 'Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies’; and the Editorial Boards of Journal ‘International Studies Review’ and ‘Sustainability Science’. He has further contributed to two major international initiatives: the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty and its Report ‘Responsibility to Protect’ (2001), and the Princeton Project on Universal Jurisdiction, producing ‘The Princeton Principles of Universal Jurisdiction’ (2001).

For Additional Information, visit https://jgu.edu.in/jgls/faculty/dr-vesselin-popovski/.

The Centre for the Study of United Nations

The Centre for the Study of United Nations aims to develop a learning platform on opportunities and limits of the UN by enhancing research and building knowledge on how the United Nations system works both in terms of institutional development and in terms of promotion and implementation of various multilateral policies. The Centre fits very well with the global vision and global aspirations of Jindal Global Law School and also with O.P. Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed To Be University) commitment to independent scholarship and academic freedom.

The Centre formulates collaborative research projects, each having its specific partnership, focus, scope, budget and implementation schedule. Normally a project will run between 2 and 3 years, engaging a dozen of scholars and will result in edited books or special issues in academic journals. Projects will normally start with a planning meeting, followed by concept drafting, a scope conference with partners, donors, beneficiaries, call for papers, project workshop followed by editing books or special issues in journals. The publications will be promoted at book launches and presentations at academic conferences.

For Additional Information, visit https://jgu.edu.in/jgls/research/un-studies/

Founding Board Members of the Society

Kaainat Pundir
Co-Founder and Board member
B. A. LLB, Batch of 2016
Megha Sharma
Co-Founder,  Board member
and Co-Managing Editor

B.B.A LLB, Batch of 2018
Sagar Shreshta
Board member
B. A. LLB, Batch of 2016
Tahhira Somal 
Board member
LLB, Batch of 2019
Ishika Mittal
Board member and Co-Managing Editor
B.B.A LLB, Batch of 2018
Ankit Malhotra
President, Co-Founder, and
Board member

LLB, Batch of 2019

2021 Board Inductees 

Arudhra Ravindran

Board member,

LLB, Batch of 2020
Mahak Jain

Board member,

BBA LLB, Batch of 2017