Prof. Shanta Nedungadi Varma

Designation: Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi

E-mail: shanta27@rediffmail.com

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

40+ YEARS OF CONTINOUS SERVICE AT UNIVERSITY OF DELHI

♦ Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi – 2001 - present (2017)

♦ Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi – 1991-2001

♦ Lecturer and Associate Professor, Miranda House, University of Delhi– 1976-1991

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. in Political Science

University of Delhi, Department of Political Science

1989 "The Super Powers and India’s International Disputes” (Guide: Prof. K. P. Karunakaran)

M.A. Political Science

1st Division, Political Science, Lady Sri Ram College, University of Delhi 1975

B.A. (Hons.)

Political Science

Lady Sri Ram College, University of Delhi 1973

Specialization

International Relations

Security Studies, Foreign Policy, South Asia, Peace, Environment and Climate Change.

COURSES TAUGHT DURING LAST FIVE YEARS

M.Phil. level

Dimensions of India’s Security

M.A. level

India and the World/ India’s Foreign Policy

South Asia and the World

Theory of International Relations

RESEARCH GUIDANCE

Supervisor for 10 Ph.D. scholars- 9 scholars already awarded Ph.D. (latest Ph.D. awarded in 2015.)

Supervised more than 30 M.Phil. Dissertations

AWARDS AND GRANTS

♦ Senior Fellowship of the Australia-India Council for 2009-10, worked on Environmental Security and Climate Change.

♦ Shastri Indo-Canadian Fellow at Carleton University, Ottawa, 1995

♦ International Visitor to the U.S. – USFE 1995.

♦ International Association for Canadian Studies Grant, 2001.

♦ Australian Association for Canadian Studies Grant, 1998.

VISITING FELLOW

♦ Visiting Fellow (2010) as Senior Fellow Australia India Council at Australian National University - Canberra, University of New South Wales – Sydney, Monash University – Melbourne, University of Queensland – Brisbane, University of South Australia – Adelaide amongst others.

♦ Hankuk University, Yongin, South Korea in 2005 & 2007

♦ Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea, 2007

♦ Auckland University, New Zealand in 2004

♦ Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 2003

♦ University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2002

♦ Monash University, Melbourne, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, 1998

♦ European Institute of Asian Studies, Brussels, Belgium 1996

♦ University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1995

♦ Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands, 1995

♦ University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1995

♦ Norman Patterson School of International Relations, Carleton University, Ottawa, 1995 as a Shastri Fellow

INTERNATIONAL VISITOR TO USA (USEFI) 1995

Held extensive discussions with officials and professors at:

♦ Department of State, Washington DC.

♦ Centre for Strategic Studies, Washington DC.

♦ Council for Foreign Relations, Washington DC.

♦ University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

♦ University of Colombia, New York.

♦ University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

PUBLICATIONS

BOOKS

♦ "Foreign Policy Dynamics: Moscow and India", Deep and Deep, New Delhi, 1999 (Released by Sri J.N. Dixit and Shri A.K. Damodaran).

♦ "U.S. Strategy and India: Interest, Policy and Image", Anthem Press, Wimbledon Publishers, London, U.K. (under publication)

♦ "India’s Environmental Ethos: Cultural Moorings to Climate Change" (under publication)

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES

♦ The U.S. Media and India: Interest, Image and Kargil. Journal of South Asian Studies, Institute of Foreign Affairs, Seoul, South Korea, February 2006.

♦ "Russia and India: From Hiatus to Resurrection" in Strategic Analysis (Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis, New Delhi) July, 1995.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS & ARTICLES 

♦ “India and Japan: In Quest of Cooperative Relation”, in P.K. George (ed.), “Changing Global Profile of Japanese Studies”, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2010.

♦ The Importance of Indo-Russian Relations in KlaussVoll and Doreen Beierlein (ed.) “Rising India Europe’s Partner”, Verlag and Mosaic, Berlin, Germany, 2006.

♦ “Cooperative Security and Regional Cooperation: Challenges and Opportunities” in Charan D. Wadhwa& Yuen Pau Woo (ed.) “Asian Regionalism: Canadian and Indian Perspectives, Center for Policy Research and Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, APH Publishing Corporation, New Delhi, 2005

♦ “India’s Rise and Asia”, in Conference Papers of Korean Political Science Association, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea, 2007.

♦ “Kerala’s Cultural Milieu and Development” in KRG Nair (ed) “Kerala the land of Opportunities”, Brijwari Publishers, New Delhi. 2005.

♦ "The Francophone Impulse in Canadian Foreign Affairs" in K.R.G. Nair & R. Borges (ed.) “Discovering French Canada”, Allied Publishers, New Delhi, 2002

♦ "Australia and India: Towards Forging Dynamic Relations" in D. Gopal (ed) "Australia in the World”, Shipra Publishers,2002

♦ "Politico-Strategic Mutualities and the Indo-U.S. Engagement", in Surjeet Mansingh (ed) Prospects for Indo-U.S. Relations" published by India Habitat Centre, 2000.

♦ "India's Foreign Policy in an Era of Change", in book "Indian Democracy at the turn of Century" (ed) by S.K. Chaube and Susheela Kaushik, Konarak, New Delhi, 1999.

♦ "Australia and India: towards Managing Divergences“, in Education Dialogue, New Delhi, October 1999 issue.

♦ "Global Transformation and India's foreign Policy", in Book "Ideologies and Institutions in Indian Politics", (ed) M.P.Singh, Deep&Deep, New Delhi, 1998

♦ "Foreign Policy", in book Indian Political System, M.P. Singh and Himanshu Roy(ed), Delhi, 1995

♦ "Women and Panchayati Raj" in Third Concept, New Delhi, August, 1989.

REVIEWS

♦ Review of book, "Asian Peace: Security and Governance in the Asia Pacific Region" (ed) Majid Tehranian, I.B. Tauris, U.S.A in Gandhi Marg, July-September 2000.

♦ Review of book "Worlds Apart : Human Security and Global Governance" (ed) by Majid Tehranian, I.B. Tauris, USA in Gandhi Marg, July-Sept. 2000

♦ Review of book "Crisis Prevention, Confidence Building and Re-conciliation in South Asia" (ed) Michael Krepon & A. Sewak, St. Martin's Press, NY, 95, China Report. 32: 4 (1996).

♦ Review of 2 vols. "World Order and United Nations" by M.S. Rajan, HarAnand, 1995 in South Asian Survey, 4: 1, 1997 (Sage Publications).

♦ Review article of book "China-ASEAN Relations" by T. Carino, in China Report 30 February, 1994.

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH

♦ Senior Fellow Australia India Council worked on Environmental Security and Climate Change, 2010.

♦ Post Doctoral Research on collapse of Soviet Union and post Soviet dynamics in India’s relations with Russia, 1998.

♦ Shastri Indo-Canadian Fellow – worked on Post Cold War Canadian Foreign Policy and India, 1995.

♦ US International Visitor(USEFI) – studied aspects of Peace and Conflict Resolution, 1995.

♦ US and India: With special reference to US media images of India underscoring the relationship between Media and Foreign Policy.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES, LECTURES

♦ University of Heidelberg, Germany, Institute of South Asia Studies, Lecture on "Security and Conflict in South Asia", 16 November, 1995.

♦ Juniata College, Pennsylvania, USA: International Conference on Arms Control and Disarmament, United Nation's Commission on Disarmament, Baker Institute, paper "Image Projection, C.T.B.T. and India", 12-22 September, 1996.

♦ University of Regina, Canada: International Conference on "The United Nations at Fifty", paper "The United Nations: A Non-aligned Perspective", presented on 22 November, 1995.

♦ European Institute of Asian Studies, Brussels, Belgium: Lecture on "India and the European Union", 30 September, 1996.

♦ Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands: Lecture "Political Transition and De- empowerment of Women" delivered on 3 November, 1995.

♦ Carleton University Ottawa, Canada: Lecture on "Matriarchy in Kerala", 27 November, 1995.

♦ Participated in N.G.O. International Conference on Disarmament, New York, USA, 26 September, 1996.

♦ University, Melbourne, Australia, Centre for South Asian Studies, Lecture on "Conflict and Security in Post Nuclear South Asia", 20 August 1998.

♦ Mcquirie University, Sydney, ACSANZ International Conference on Canada, Paper on "Canada and the Indian Ocean Region", 9-11 August 1998.

♦ Centre for Canadian Studies, University of Delhi: International Conference on Co-operative Federalism. Paper presented on "Federalism and Foreign Affairs: The Canadian Context". 21 January 1998.

♦ University of Toronto, Congress of Social Sciences 2002. “Dissolving Boundaries Of Security: Globalization of Terror”, Toronto, Canada, 25 May 2002 to 2 June 2002.

♦ University of Auckland, New Zealand: Paper on “India’s Environmental Space” at International Conference on Asia, 22 November, 2003.

♦ Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, , “Cooperative Security in Asia”, India –Canada Dialogue14 February, 2003.

♦ WISCOMP Symposium 2001 on Conflict Resolution, I.I.C., New Delhi, Facilitator in discussion on Mediation Techniques 3-7 November, 2001.

♦ University of Punjab, Indian Ocean Conference, “Non – Military Security Threats in the Indian Ocean Region”, 22 November, 2002.

♦ Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, “Conflict and Security in Post Nuclear South Asia”, Seminar Paper at Centre for South Asian Studies, , 20 August, 2004.

♦ Participant at “India Update” Seminar, Monash University, Melbourne, October, 2004.

♦ Discussant in International Conference on "Co-operation in South Asia: Resolution of Conflicts", Centre for South Asia Studies, SIS, JNU, New Delhi. 20-23 March 1999.

♦ International Conference of Academic Committee of the United Nations and the International Jurist Organization, Habitat Centre, New Delhi, Paper on “International Security and the non- Proliferation Agenda”, 16 December, 2005.

♦ Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Yongin, South Korea, International Conference on “Minority Questions within a Nation in the Global Age”, paper “Globalization, Terror and Ethnic Space: The Minority Issue in Kashmir”, 23 March, 2006.

♦ Sunkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea, Korean Political Science Association, International Conference on “Rise of Asia and its Future”, paper India’s Rise and Asia 13-14 April, 2007.

♦ Jawaharlal Nehru University, “India and Japan: Quest of Cooperation Relations”, International Conference on Changing Global Profile of Japanese Studies at S.L.S. 07 March, 2009.

♦ University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, “India’s Environmental Ethos and Policy at Seminar on Environmental Security,28 April 2010.

♦ University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, “India’s Environmental Space: From Civilizational Ethos to Movements and Policy”, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, March 2010.

♦ Korean Institute for International Economic Policy, "India and South Korea: Dynamics of a Success Story" at International Conference on 'India-Korea cooperation and the East Asian context', Korean Institute for International Economic Policy, Korean Association of Indian Social Science Research, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, 26 October, 2012.

♦ University of Delhi "Matriliny: Political Transitions and Women's De-Empowerment" at International Conference on 'Gender Relations in Developing Societies: A 21st Century Perspective', Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi, 30 October, 2012.

♦ International Political Science Association Conference “Rethinking Politics, Policy and Governance in Federal Systems: India and the World” University of Delhi, Paper “Federalism and Foreign Policy: India and Canada” 15th November, 2013.

♦ International Conference/Workshop on Law Institutions and Political Philosophy "Environmental Ethos and Legal engagement: Contexting Silent Valley and Beyond in Kerala "Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, 21-22nd August 2015.

♦ Chair for International Conference on 'South Asia in Global Perspectives: Issues and Challenges', Developing Countries Research Centre and ICSSR, University of Delhi, 17 February, 2017.

NATIONAL CONFERENCES AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

♦ "Ethics and Socio-Behavioural Research: Some International Dimensions" at National Consultative Meet of Institutional Ethics Review Board (IERB) for ICMR, Draft National Ethical Guidelines for Research in Science and Social Sciences. JNU, 15 February, 2017.

♦ Special Invitee at Indian Institute of Mass Communication. Delivered lecture on 'Media and Foreign Policy' for Development Journalism Course organized by Ministry of External Affairs for foreign mid-career journalists and communication professionals under the ITEC and SCAAP programmes. IIMC, New Delhi. 10 February, 2017.

♦ Chair, 'Global Change: Emerging Challenges for India' Developing Countries Research Centre, University of Delhi, 11 November, 2016.

♦ "The Silent Valley Success: the State and the People", Leverhulme International Research Network Project Seminar on "Continuity and Change in Indian Federalism", University of Delhi, 5 December, 2016.

♦ Special Invitee to deliver lecture on "Challenges to Peace Building and Security in South Asia", Lady Shri Ram College, 8 April, 2017

♦ "India US engagement and the Trump Dialect", for Seminar theme ' India in a Globalised World' at Dayal Singh College, New Delhi. 30 March, 2017.

♦ "Dynamics of the India US Partnership: A Profile", presented at UGC Human Resource Development Centre, New Delhi, 19 September, 2016.

♦ "India's Environmental Ethos and Movements", presented at the UGC HRDC JNU for IDC - Environmental Studies, 22 September, 2016.

♦ Seminar Presentation on “Climate Change and India: Profiling the Challenges and Responses” at Department of Political Science, University of Calicut, Kerala. 21st July 2016.

♦ “India and the US: The Dynamics of Multilevel Engagement”- seminar presentation at Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi, 16 March 2016.

♦ Keynote address at Seminar on "India and the United States: In Pursuit of Strategic Partnership" - ARSD College, University of Delhi, 23rd March, 2015.

♦ Inaugural Address - "Political Science: Expanding Interdisciplinarity and Avenues", Department of Political Science, Aurbindo College, University of Delhi, 2nd March, 2015.

♦ Chair, Conference on "China's involvement in Latin America: Lessons for India", Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi, 27th November, 2015.

♦ "Revisiting The Foreign Policy Trajectory: Sourcing India's Policy and Perspectives" - seminar presentation at the Kunhali Marakkar Centre for West Asian Studies and Indian Ocean Studies, University of Calicut, Kerala, January 2014.

♦ "New Dimensions in India's Foreign Policy" at seminar in Department of Political Science, Calicut University, Kerala, January 2013.

♦ Keynote address on “Women and the Environmental Ethos in India” as Chief Guest at the UGC National Seminar on “Women and Environment”, Department of Sociology, Utkal University, 28 March, 2012.

♦ Paper: “Media and Foreign Policy” at the Visiting Fellow Seminar at the Department of Media and Communications, Manipal University Dubai, U.A.E on 4 January, 2012.

♦ “India and the Rise of China” at UGC National Conference on “China and India” at the Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Milia Islamia, March, 2011.

♦ “Maritime Security Challenges: A Comprehensive Security Perspective” at Conference on “Changing Security and South Asia, Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 25-26 March, 2009 ”.

♦ “Engaging the East: India, East Asia and China”, at Seminar at Institute of Chinese Studies 15, April, 2009

♦ “India’s Look East Policy: Dynamics and Dimensions”, Seminar of the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, January, 2008.

♦ “Indo-U.S. Nuclear Deal” at Seminar on the Indo-U.S. Nuclear Deal, Kerala University, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 05 January, 2008.

♦ “Gandhi and Issues of War, Peace and Conflict Resolution”, at Seminar on Gandhi at ARSD College, University of Delhi, 14 February, 2008.

♦ “Contesting the Silent Valley: Ethos, Movement and Policy”, at National Seminar on “Environmental Movements in India”, Allahabad University, 25-26 March, 2008.

♦ “New Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy”, at Seminar on India’s Foreign Policy, Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi, October, 2008.

♦ “Environmental Security in a Globalized World”, at National Seminar on Globalization Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 05 December, 2007.

♦ “China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization”, National Seminar on China and Central Asia at Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia 13 November, 2007.

♦ “Non-Traditional threats to Security in the Indian Ocean region”, Seminar on Dimensions of Security, Centre for the Study of Maritime Security, Calicut University, Kerala, 30 November2006.

♦ “Canadian Federalism and Foreign Policy”, Seminar on “Mapping India-Canada”, South Campus, University of Delhi, 19 February, 2006.

♦ “The Pakistan Imbroglio” at Seminar on Pakistan at India Habitat Centre, August, 2006.

♦ “Globalization and Changing Security Dynamics”, CPDHE, University of Delhi for Orientation Course in Political Science in 2007.

♦ “Directive Principles and Foreign Policy” at National Seminar on Directive Principles of State Policy, Centre for Federal Studies, Hamdard University, New Delhi 03 February, 2006.

♦ “India and the Pakistan Imbroglio”, for Seminar on Pakistan, Venkateshwara College, University of Delhi, August, 2006.

♦ “Changing Dynamics of Indo-U.S. Relations” for Seminar on Indo-U.S. Relations, JDM College, University of Delhi, September, 2006.

♦ “Changing Dynamics of Indo-U.S. Relations” for Seminar on Indo-U.S. Relations, JDM College, University of Delhi, September, 2006.

♦ “Globalization, Security and Terrorism: Institutional Responses in South East Asia”, at Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 13 February, 2008 for a Refresher Course in Political Science.

♦ “Globalization and India” at National Seminar on Globalization at Punjab University Women’s College, Phagwara, January, 2005.

♦ “Non Traditional Security Threats: Dimensions and Challenges” at Seminar on “Human and Non Traditional Security”, Pune University, February 2005.

♦ “Russia, China and India: Challenges and Prospects” at Seminar on India – Russia – China: A Triangular Relationship, Teen Murti House, New Delhi, February, 2005.

♦ “Globalization of Foreign Policy and India” at Seminar on “India’s Foreign Policy: New Contexts and Contours ”, in honour of Professor K.P. Karunakaran, Delhi Political Science Association and Hindu College, University of Delhi, 22 December, 2005.

♦ “China, Pakistan, India: Contending Complexities”, at Seminar on China and South Asia, Jamia Millia Islamia, 22 November, 2005.

♦ “Indian Pakistan and the US War on Terror”, Seminar on US-India-Pakistan, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, 2003.

♦ Changing Dimensions of Global Security: Traditional to Non-Traditional, Seminar on Global Security: Indian and Canadian Perspectives, Centre for Canadian Studies, South Campus, University of Delhi, 14 February 2002.

♦ Manmohan Singh’s U.S. Visit and Indo-U.S. Relations”, at Seminar on “The Prime Minister’s visit to the U.S. – A Review” at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, August, 2003.

♦ “CBMs, Conflict and the Peace Process”, Seminar at Motilal Nehru College, University of Delhi, December 2002.

♦ “Dimensions of India’s Security”, Seminar at Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, December, 2002.

♦ “Globalization and the Non-aligned Movement" at Seminar on Non-alignment, India International Centre, March, 2001

♦ “CBMS and South Asia”, Conference on Peace, Conflict Resolution and CBMs, Benares Hindu University, Varanasi, January 2000.

♦ “Media and US Foreign Policy”, Seminar at Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, November, 2000.

♦ WISCOMP Symposium 2001 on Conflict Resolution, I.I.C., New Delhi, Facilitator in discussion on Mediation Techniques 3-7 November, 2001.

♦ "Transnational Factors and Sub-Nationalism in South Asia", Seminar on Nationalism and Nationality Movements in South Asia, South Asia Studies Centre, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 11-13 March, 1999.

♦ "India and Australia: Towards Managing Divergent Perceptions", National Conference on Understanding Australia, JNU and IGNOU, 13-14 November, 1998.

♦ Teleconference Lecture on "Theory of International Politics", IGNOU, 13 July, 1999. Page 9 of 16

♦ Lecture on "Russia and India" at S.I.S., Jawaharlal Nehru University, March, 1999.

♦ "India's Foreign Policy in an Era of Change" Department of Political Science Seminar on "India at 50", University of Delhi, 27-28 April, 1998.

♦ "Global Transformation and India's Foreign Policy" at Janaki Devi Mahavidyalaya, University of Delhi, 1998.

♦ "Federalism and Foreign Affairs with special reference to the Canadian Constitution" Seminar on "Co-operative Federalism", Centre for Canadian Studies, University of Delhi, 21 February, 1998.

♦ Lecture on "Global Change and India", Kalindi College, University of Delhi, 1998.

♦ "Conflict in Post-Colonial Societies" Seminar, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, February, 1995.

♦ "Gandhi and the Conflict Resolution Epistemology", at seminar on Gandhi organised by Gandhi Bhawan and Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, March, 1997.

♦ "Relevance of Gandhi in a Nuclear World", at seminar on Global Relevance of Gandhi, Gandhi Bhawan and Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, March, 1997.

♦ "Domestic Sources of India's Foreign Policy", at workshop on "India's Foreign Policy", Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, 17 March,1997.

♦ "India and South Asia", at Workshop on "India's Foreign Policy", Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, 18 March, 1997.

♦ "Conflict Dynamics in South Asia", at Seminar on South Asia, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla, May, 1997.

♦ "The Question of Nationalism and South Asia", Hindu College, University of Delhi, September,1997

♦ "Emerging Geopolitics of the South-Eastern Indian Ocean Region", Centre for the Study of Geopolitics, Chandigarh, University of Punjab, 18-10 March, 1993.

♦ Participant in Regional Workshop on Confidence Building in South Asia, Fredrick Ebert Stifftung and C.A.S.A.C., at India International Centre, New Delhi, 13-14 November, 1996.

♦ Memorial Lecture on "Global Transformation and India's Foreign Policy Dynamics" at Ram Lal Anand College, University of Delhi, 1998.

♦ Lecture on "Canada's Foreign Policy" at National Workshop on Canada, Centre for Canadian Studies, University of Delhi, March, 1999.

♦ "The Sino-Indian Dispute: Post cold War Politics and Conflict Control", D.S.A Seminar, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, February, 1995.

♦ "The Kashmir Accession: The Politico-Legal Dimensions and current International Politics", D.S.A. Seminar, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, March 1994.

♦ "Regime Transformation, the United Nations and the Third World", Kamala Nehru College, University of Delhi, 14 December, 1995.

♦ Participated as discussant in International Seminar on Central Asian Republics, Centre for Study of Geopolitics, Chandigarh, University of Punjab, 8-9 December, 1995.

♦ "Relevance of Non-violence in Nuclear Proliferated World", at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, August, 1994.

♦ "Global Equations and India's foreign Policy Perspectives", at Seminar in Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College, University of Delhi, February, 1994.

♦ Participated in Seminar on "Ethno-Sectarian Conflicts and Internal Dynamics of Regional Security in South Asia", at India International Centre, S.I.S., Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2-4 September, 1996.

♦ "The United States and India: Perceptions and Policies", Miranda House College, University of Delhi, 1989.

♦ "Sino-Indian Relations in the Post-cold War Era-Prospects for Conflict Resolution", at the Department of Chinese and Japanese Studies, University of Delhi, December, 1991.

♦ "Nehru and non-violence – A case study of Goa", at National U.G.C. Seminar at Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, August, 1989.

ACADEMIC STAFF COLLEGE LECTURES AND C.P.D.H.E. LECTURES

♦ 'Dynamics of the India US Partnership: A Profile', presented at UGC Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), New Delhi, 19 September, 2016

♦ 'India's Environmental Ethos and Movements', presented at the UGC HRDC JNU for IDC - Environmental Studies, 22 September, 2016

♦ “Human Rights and the Realm of the International” at UGC Academic Staff College, 9th Refresher Course in Human Rights – UGC-ASC, University of Calicut, Kerala, 17 October, 2012

♦ Keynote Address as Chief Guest on “Environmental Studies: Epistemological Evolution of Rich Interdisciplinarity” Academic Staff College, University of Calicut, 14 September, 2011. UGC Refresher Course on Environment Studies

♦ Paper: “India’s Environmental Ethos: Cultural Moorings and Climate Change”, UGC Academic Staff College, University of Calicut; UGC Refresher Course on Environmental Studies. 14 September, 2011.

♦ “Globalization, Security and Terrorism: Institutional Responses in South East Asia”, at Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 13 February, 2008 for a Refresher Course in Political Science.

♦ “Globalization and Changing Security Dynamics”, CPDHE, University of Delhi for Orientation Course in Political Science in 2007.

♦ “Changing concept of Security: From Traditional to Non-Traditional”, at the Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, October 2004.

♦ “Non-Traditional Security Threats to India”, at the Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, October 2004.

♦ "Russia and India: Towards a Strategic Partnership" Academic Staff College, JNU, 2000.

♦ "Global Change and Indian Foreign Policy at Refresher Course in Political Science, C.P.D.H.E.", University of Delhi, October, 2001.

♦ "Evolution of Peace Studies", Academic Staff College, Jamia Milia Islamia, March, 2001.

♦ "The State of Theory in International Politics", at the Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, December, 1994.

♦ "International Politics: Theory and Reality" at Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education", University of Delhi, April 1995.

♦ "The Peace Studies Discourse", Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, October, 1997.

♦ "Indo-Russian Relations; Post Cold War Imperatives", Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, October, 1997.

♦ "The United Nations and Women", Refresher Course on Women and Politics, Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education (C.P.D.H.E.), University of Delhi, March, 1997.

♦ "New Global Equations and India's Foreign Policy", Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 18 November, 1997. 

♦ "Sri Lanka: Politics and Processes", Workshop/Refresher Course in Comparative Politics, C.P.D.H.E., University of Delhi, July-August, 1996. 

♦ "The European Union: Historical Development and Significance", Workshop/Refresher Course on International Politics, C.P.D.H.E., University of Delhi, 21-23 November, 1996

♦ "The S.A.A.R.C. : An Overview", Workshop/Refresher Course on International Politics, C.P.D.H.E., University of Delhi, 21-23 November, 1996.

♦ "Indo-Canadian Relations", Workshop on Canada for University of Delhi Teachers C.P.D.H.E., 1996.

♦ "Domestic Roots of Foreign Policy", at the Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University, December 1991.

DSA PROJECTS

♦ DSA Project on "Responses to Pokhran-II", 1998-1999

♦ DSA Dossier on India's Foreign Policy, 1996-1997

♦ DSA Visiting Fellow at the University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, January,2008-delivered 10 lectures on the Theory of International Relations

U.G.C. WORKSHOP

♦ Discussant on "The State of Discipline-International Relations", in U.G.C. National workshop on "The State of Political Science in India", Chandigarh, October 1993.

CONTRIBUTION TO ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT

♦ Convener for Peace Studies Programme, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi.

♦ Member Academic Council, Centre for Canadian Studies, University of Delhi.

♦ Convenor for Course Revision for the International Relations Group (set of 6 courses) for M.A. for 6 years, Co-Convener for 5 years

♦ Convenor for Course Revision for International Relations Group B.A. Hons. for several years

♦ Staff Advisor to students for Cultural Activities at Miranda House.

CONVENOR FOR SEMINARS / WORKSHOPS AT UNIVERSITY OF DELHI FOR ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT

♦ "Problems and Prospects for Peace and Conflict Resolution in South Asia", Department of Political Science, D.S.A. Peace Studies, February, 1995.

♦ "Security and Disarmament: The Indian Context", Department of Political Science, D.S.A. Peace Studies, 21 March, 1996.

♦ Workshop/Refresher Course on "International Politics", at C.P.D.H.E, University of Delhi, C.P.D.H.E. and Department of Political Science, 21-22 November, 1996.

♦ Workshop/Refresher Course on "India's Foreign Policy", at Department of Political Science, Arts Faculty, University of Delhi, March, 1997.

♦ "Kashmir Accession: Political, Legal and Security Dimensions", at Department of Political Science, Arts Faculty, University of Delhi, 1994.

♦ "Global Security: Indian and Canadian Perspectives", Centre for Canadian Studies, University of Delhi, 14 February, 2002.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENTS - SERVED AS:

♦ Member, University Court, Delhi University – participated in two court meetings, 2013-2014

♦ Coordinator, paper-setting for MA admissions 2014

♦ Convener for the D.S.A Peace Studies Programme, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi for more than 6 years.

♦ Academic Committee Member, Centre for Canadian Studies, University of Delhi.

♦ Convener for Course Revision for the International Relations Group (set of 6 courses) for M.A. for 6 years, Co-Convener for 5 years

♦ Convener for Course Revision for International Relations Group B.A. Hons. for several years

♦ Administrative Coordinator B.A. Program Course “Indian Art History” 2008 - 2011, University of Delhi.

♦ Convener for course revision for Political Science B.A. Honours, India's Foreign Policy, 2008-2009.

♦ Admission Coordinator for M.A. Admission 2000.

♦ Teacher in Change – Department of Political Science, Miranda House College, for 3 years.

♦ Coordinator, Moderation Committee, B.A. Hons. Examinations, 1997.

♦ Member Board of Research Studies, School of Social Sciences, University of Delhi, for several years.

♦ Admissions In-charge, Department of Political Science, Miranda House, several years.

♦ Member of the Governing Body, Miranda House College, as Staff Representative for 2 years 1985-87.

♦ Staff Advisor to students for Cultural Activities at Miranda House.

CONTRIBUTION TO DISTANCE LEARNING

♦ Contributed three units for three courses including one on International Politics for the Programme on distance learning conducted by Indira Gandhi National Open University.

♦ On the expert panel for Course Revision at IGNOU.

ADVISORY ASSOCIATION WITH PROFESSIONAL BODIES - SERVED AS:

UGC Observer on selection committee Jiyaji University, Gwalior

Advisor, Centre for Bay of Bengal Studies of BIMSTEC Project “Investment Environment in North Bay of Bengal”, Hankuk University, Seoul, South Korea

Member of Editorial Board, Journal of South Asian Studies, Institute of Indian Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea.

Consultant for Project on Education for the Department of Education, Government of Australia

On Panel of Experts for Courses in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

On Panel of Experts for setting up School of International Relations in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

Member, Board of Studies, Department of Political Science, Calicut University, Kerala

On Panel of Experts in Jawaharlal Nehru University, Indraprastha University, Patna University, University of Himachal Pradesh, University of Rajasthan, Kurukshetra University, University of Kerala ,Uttaranchal University, Poorvanchal University amongst others.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

♦ Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi

♦ Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi

♦ Indian Association for Canadian Studies, New Delhi

♦ Indian Council Of World Affairs, New Delhi

♦ The Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti House, New Delhi

♦ Centre For The Study Of Developing Societies, Delhi

♦ American Centre, New Delhi

♦ American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad

♦ The International Peace Research Association, Japan

♦ The Indian Association for Australian Studies, New Delhi

♦ The Indian Association for International Law, New Delhi

♦  The India International Centre, New Delhi

COMMITTEES AND BOARDS - SERVED AS:

♦ UGC Observer on selection committee Jiyaji University, Gwalior

♦ Member of Panel, Rajasthan Public Service Examination Committee and others

♦ Member, several Selection Committees for appointment of Lecturers and

♦ Member several Selection Committees for Promotion of College teachers :

Lady Shri Ram College, Shri Venkateshwara College, Khalsa College, Zakir Hussain College, Ambedkar College, Mata Sundari College, Motilal Nehru College amongst others.

♦ Japan Foundation- Evaluation of Project Proposals

♦ Indian Institute of Public Administration- for evaluation of PhD thesis

♦ Member, Board of Research Studies, University of Delhi for 8 years

♦ Member of Panel of Examiners, for PhD evaluation at several Universities, including:

Jawaharlal Nehru University, Rajasthan University, Punjab University, Kerala University, University of Pune, Himachal University amongst others.

CULTURAL EXPERTISE AND ACHIEVEMENTS

1. INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE, ART and AESTHETICS

Kathakali and Ancient Sanskrit Theatre

♦ Trained more than 20 years under renowned teachers: Guru Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair, Thripunithara, Kerala; Guru Madhava Panikkar, International Centre for Kathakali, New Delhi and Guru Balakrishnan ICK; intensive Abhinaya training under Guru Maani Madhava Chakkayaar, the Koodiyattom Maestro.

Odissi

♦ Trained for 10 years with Guru Surendranath Jena of Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi.

Mohiniattom

♦ Learnt from Gurus Smt. Tara Rajkumar and Smt. Kalyanikuttiamma, Tripunithura, Kerala.

PERFORMANCES and LECTURES

Performed extensively in USA, Canada, UK, besides in India.

Gave over 20 performances across the US with celebrated danseuse Indrani Rehmanin 1975 Lecture – Performances at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts have been filmed for the I.G.N.C.A archives.

Delivered Lecture – Demonstrations for several organizations on various aspects of Indian dance at University of Delhi, Delhi; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, I.S.S. The Hague, Netherlands; University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada; National Museum, New Delhi, National School of Drama, New Delhi amongst others.

Convenor of Two National Seminars on Indian Classical Music in collaboration with Ministry of Culture and Swati Music Dias.

Presented papers on different dimensions of Indian Classical Music and Dance, Art and Aesthetics at National Seminars. (Details available)

POETRY

Currently compiling an anthology of poems in English.

♦ Poem entitled "At a Red Signal", published by Poetry society of India in its 1995 Annual Publication entitled "Voices in Time".


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