Akshay Sharma has been involved in the study of International Trade, Investment and Policy for over 5 years. He obtained his law degree from Dr. RML National Law University, India in 2014. He was subsequently awarded the ‘Outstanding Student Scholarship’ at the Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), India to pursue the Masters of Law in International Trade and Investment Law. At JGLS, he was selected as the Research Assistant to the Dean, Centre for Post Graduate Legal Studies. Having completed his LL.M., he was awarded the prestigious ‘Outstanding Student Award’ for his contributions to academic initiatives at JGLS. Post this, he was granted the IELPO scholarship to pursue Masters in International Economic Law and Policy at IELPO, University of Barcelona.
He is under the supervision of Prof. Edward Halizak to conduct doctoral research on ‘EU-Indian Trade negotiations: barriers to progress and opportunities’ at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw in the ‘Global India’ ETN. This project is situated in the current trade negotiation processes between the EU & India and presents an analysis of the dynamics and key actors in this relationship, and explicitly links domestic and geo-political factors to policy and process outcomes.