Master of Public Policy
Strategic negotiation and diplomacy
BA., LLB (Hons), NLU, Kochi (NUALS) – 2016
LLM, New York University – 2017
Anusha Madhusudhan is a New York-trained lawyer specializing in public international law and human rights. She has represented governments in significant and complex multilateral diplomatic negotiations at the UN Headquarters in New York, and was the youngest member of India’s official delegation to the UN General Assembly at its 73rd session. In 2018, she was part of a team that published a book on reforms to the Security Council, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the intergovernmental negotiations. She was also part of the team that worked on the historic reelection of Judge Bhandari to the International Court of Justice.
She has advised several states including in Africa and the Middle East on inter-state disputes before the ICJ, interpreting obligations under bilateral investment treaties, and on law reforms concerning human rights legislations. In 2019, Anusha also served in the Office of the President of the UN-IRMCT, an international criminal tribunal in Tanzania, where she worked on landmark cases in relation to the Rwandan genocide.
Anusha speaks frequently on themes concerning her areas of expertise and interest, including through alumni lecture series and by co-hosting ‘Beyond the Headlines’, a popular podcast where she interviews thought leaders from all walks of life. She has also served on the Board of NYU’s International Law Society and has worked as a Research Fellow at the Diplo Foundation (Geneva). She is also currently associated with the international Disputes team of boutique law practice.