Former Vice Chancellor, Goa University and Professor, International Politics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
D.Phil. (University of Oxford)


  • Professor, International Politics, Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (2003-); Associate Professor (1995-2003)
  • Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jammu (2008-2012)
  • Before 1995:
    • Junior Research Fellow in Politics and Junior Dean, Lincoln College, Oxford (1989-1992)
    • Resident Fellow, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi (1993-1994)
    • Reader, Latin American Politics, Goa University (1994-1995)

Visiting Professor / Fellow:

  • Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM (1997)
  • Centro de Investigación y Docencia Economicas (CIDE), Mexico City (1997-1999)
  • National Defense University, Washington, DC (2003), under the Fulbright Military Academies Initiative)
  • Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy, The Australian National University, Canberra (2008)
  • National Defence College (NDC), New Delhi
  • Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi
  • Army War College, Mhow, MP
  • Naval War College, Goa

Awards and Honours:

  • VKRV Rao Prize in Social Sciences (2006): Indian Council of Social Science Research
  • Personnalité d'Avenir" at the French Foreign Ministry (1995)
  • Member of Mexico's Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (National System of Researchers) (1999-2002)
  • Inlaks Scholar, New College, Oxford (1986-1989)

Committees / Boards / Juries:

  • Jury Member, Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding (2009-2011)
  • Chairman, Programme Committee, Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi (2011-2018)
  • Member, FIST Advisory Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (2009-2015)
  • Member, General Council, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Bengaluru (2011-2014)
  • Member, All India Board of Management Studies, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi (2013-2016)

Editor / Editorial Boards:

  • South Asian Survey (SAGE), Editor (2003-2016)
  • The Chinese Journal of International Politics (Oxford University Press) - Editorial board member (2006-)
  • Studies in Asian Security (Stanford University Press) - International board member (2007-2011)

Research Contributions:

  • Published over 102 research articles and book chapters, participated in over 220 academic conferences (90 outside India)
  • Co-author, Technology Vision 2035 and Educational Technologies Roadmap