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SHOBIT MANCHANDA

30 Rue de Lille, Paris 75007


+33 7 83 92 26 43
Shobit.manchanda@sciencespo.fr
Education:
Sciences Po/Paris School of International Affairs; Paris, France
Master in International Development (July 2017)
Concentrations in Defense and Security Economics and Emerging Economies
John Jay College of Criminal Justice/City University of New York; New York, US
Bachelor of Arts in International Criminal Justice (May 2014)
GPA in Major 3.97 Deans List Jan. 2012-2014
Outstanding Student Scholarship recipient
Member of Golden Key International Honor Society
Model United Nations Scholar
Research with Human Subjects CITI Certificate

Qualifications:
Speak and Translate English and Hindi; Intermediate in French and Studied 2 year of Spanish
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Security Clearance Held: Secret

Professional Experience:
Department of State/U.S. Mission to the European Union Executive Office & Legal
Affairs Intern: December 2016 January 2017
Analyzed case law suspending the UK's data retention legislation and Privacy Shield
Regularly tracked European Unions sanctions; provided analysis and updated internal
databases on upcoming European Court of Justice Cases relating to U.S. interests
Provided legal research and analysis on the EUs competence and additionality
Monitored EU Commission Competition Cases against American companies
Attended and summarized Senior Staff meetings with the Ambassador, Deputy Chief of
Mission and Heads of Departments
Assisted the Department of Justice with Jurisdiction Cases and a Roadmap for Information
Exchange in Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Systems

Brookings India Foreign Policy Intern: October 2016 December 2016


Provided research support to Senior Fellow and Research Assistant on foreign policy
Collected quantitative and qualitative data on China and India in order to produce policy
recommendations
Contributed to the Discussion on the outcome of the U.S. elections for India report
Monitored and analyzed trends in political, economic, security and foreign policy
developments in Russia, China, India and the United States
Provided logistical and administrative support for biweekly events.
Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations India Adviser: December 2014
March 2015
Represented and developed a sound understanding of Indias policy, Foreign Service, and
diplomatic protocol particularly on UN related matters
Assisted the Mission Officers in the First, Second and Third Committees formal or informal
meetings; and in preparation of national statements, documentation, media, etc.
SHOBIT MANCHANDA
30 Rue de Lille, Paris 75007
+33 7 83 92 26 43
Shobit.manchanda@sciencespo.fr
Researched and attended meetings on UN Security Council Reforms, Human Rights, and Post
2015 Development Agenda
Developed a working knowledge of key UN departments such as UNDP, UNDC, PBC, UNFPA,
UN Women and personnel
Wrote briefings and summaries on Security Council deliberations, Economic & Social Council
and General Assembly sessions
Prepared briefing memorandums for the Permanent Representative and Assisting Officers on
Draft Resolutions & Proposals
New York City Council-Robert Jackson 7th District Budgeting & Legislative Intern: June
2013 September 2013
Assisted with legislative, policy making, legal research and drafting the city budget
Represented Council Member Robert Jackson at high- level events
Drafted programs, introduced proposals and attended hearings and briefings at City Hall
Staffed the mobile office around the district and addressing constituent concerns

Bouklis Group Real Estate Agent: March 2012 March 2013


Prepared and interpreted legal documents including listings and contracts
Provided legal, economic and market advice
Coordinated property rentals and oversaw lease signing
Analyzed market trends to determine competitive market prices

On Campus Experience
RA Residence Advisor: August 2013 May 2014
Created/Developed a positive living environment designed to link community, faculty, and
residents
Promoted academic excellence, addressed student needs, and encouraged involvement among
residents in a way that supports the mission of the University and the Department of Housing
and Residence Life
Supported the interaction and construction of social networks between community and
residents
Marketed/Developed/Lead student centered hall programs to promote social, education,
diversity, health, emotional, understanding and growth
Communicated, corresponded & collaborated with on and off-campus offices such as
counseling, student activities, campus security, maintenance, etc

AmeriCorps (Juvenile Justice Corps) Community Service Representative: October 2012


May 2013
Attested to a commitment of 300 hours of community service productively by working with
various organizations such as City Harvest, Just Food, New York Cares, Big Brothers Big
Sisters, Mentoring USA and Safe Horizon
Chair of programming and planning student and faculty informational event about a 24 hour
homelessness campout in New York
Outreached to researchers, planning panels and engaging community participation
Organized various other events in regards to issues that affect the community, both on and off
campus
SHOBIT MANCHANDA
30 Rue de Lille, Paris 75007
+33 7 83 92 26 43
Shobit.manchanda@sciencespo.fr
Conducted research in crime ridden neighborhoods measuring the relationship between local
residents and authority
Assisted in fundraiser events for troops overseas such as Treats for Troops, Be a Star for
Hurricane Sandy
Peer Ambassador: August 2012 May 2013
Trained to represent the entire college, providing vibrant and rich opportunities for networking
and growth among the study body
Developed and created a strategic workforce plan in ensuring organization and efficacy
Promoted the development of communications and advisement skills with incoming students
Aided staff and administration facilitate events and show prospective students the John Jay
Community

Research Papers and Projects:


Economic Divergence Between Colombia and Venezuela, Sustainability of Growth in
Developing Countries Paul Collier
NATOs Challenges and its Need for Reforms, Economies of Conflicts Kristian Gleditsch
Lack of Property Rights, Corruption and Dependence on Energy Exports have Stagnated the
Russian Economy, Reform & Growth in Emerging Economies Jerome Segard
How Chinese Aid in South Asia is Undermining Indias Regional Dominance, Economic Forms
of Capitalism in China & India Jean-Francois Hutchet
Military Service as an Alternative to Incarceration, International Criminal Justice 401 Dr.
Klaus Von Lampe
Human Right Violations in Tibet, International Human Rights - Professor Jacques Fomerand
Public Perception of Identity in Beijing versus Lhasa, Foundations of Scholarship ICJ - Dr.
Gohar Petrossian
Injustice as it Relates to Women in India, Independent Study - Kevin Nesbitt
Attitudes of South Asian Male Students towards Violence against Women, Independent Study -
Dr. Rosemary Barberet
India Overview, Global Economic Development and Crime - Professor Eloy Fisher

Awards/Leadership/Community Involvement:
CUNY Residence Life and Student Housing Award (2014)
Awarded Outstanding Position Paper & a Honorable Mention at National Model United
Nations (2014)
Awarded Peer Ambassador of the Year Award (2013)
Awarded Community Service Award (2013)
Appointed to give a student experience speech on new student orientation (2013)
Awarded for participating in the CUNY/UNICEF challenge with a focus on tackling Birth
Registration in Bangladesh (2013)
Awarded JJ Bloodhound Trailblazer Leadership in Action & Justice Award (2013)
Volunteered to clean infrastructures in Coney Island Community affected by the impact of
hurricane sandy while raising canned and monetary donations in relief effort (2012)
Created a fundraiser for the East African Drought; Raised and donated over $750 to UNICEF
(2011-2013)
Member of Team Civility (2012-2014); Member of Students In Action Club (2012-2014);
Member of Desi Club (2012-2014); Member of Middle Eastern Club (2012-2014)