Professor, Department of International Relations
Residence- 1/14A, Arabinda Nagar, 2nd Floor, Kolkata - 700032
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Ph.D. 2006 Jadavpur University
M.A. 1993 Jadavpur University
B.A. 1991 Jadavpur University

Teaching Experience (4)
Name Of The Institution Position Held Period

Jadavpur University Reader 2006 to Till date
Jadavpur University Senior Lecturer 2001 to 2006
Jadavpur University Lecturer 1997 to 2001
Rabindra Bharati University Lecturer 1995 to 1997
Industrial Experience (0)
Field of Specialization
International Relations Theory
Courses Taught/Teaching
1. Issues in Political theory-1 (B.A.)
2. Advanced Political theory (M.A.)
3. Theories of Peace, Conflict & Security
Research Area
International Relations theory,foreign and security policy (South Asia)
15 years
Conference Papers Published (3)
Title of the paper Conference Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

Intra-State/Inter-State Conflicts in South Asia: Contending Theoretical Approaches Navnita Behera, ed., International Relations in South Asia: Search for an Alternative Paradigm, Sage 2009 First Author -
Space and Regional Cooperation: The SAARC Story Envisioning A New South Asia, Shipra, New Delhi, 2009. 2009 First Author -
Globalization and South Asia: Bringing State and Territoriality Back In Bhupinder Brar, ed., Politics of Globalisation, Identity and Development in India, Pearson India 2007 First Author -25-38
Journal Papers Published (5)
Title of the paper Journal of publication Year Role Vol Number-Page Name

The Idea of Politics in International Relations Journal of Contemporary Thought, Louisiana State University in Shreveport , USA 2008 First Author Summer 2008-71-100
Conceptions of Space in India's Look East Policy: Order, Cooperation or Community? South Asian Survey, Sage 2007 First Author 14:1 (January-June 2007).-
Structure-Agency Interactions in International Relations Theory: A Modified Structural Realist Approach Icfai Journal of International Relations 2007 First Author Vol. 1, No. 2, July 2007-31-48
Ethnic Conflicts in South Asia: A Constructivist Reading South Asian Survey, Sage 2005 First Author Vol. 12, No. 1, March 2005-75-89
Neorealism in International Relations International Studies, Sage 1998 First Author Vol. 40, No. 2, April-June 2003-125-144
Books Published (4)
Book Title Publisher Name Year Role

India's Forign Policy Pearson, New Delhi 2009 Second Author
Understanding Global Politics: Issues and Trends Lancer's Book, New Delhi 2004 Second Author
Anatomy of Fear: Essays in India's Internal Security Lancer's Book, New Delhi 2004 Third Author
Nuclear Non-Proliferation and the Problem of Threshold States Minerva 1999 First Author
Ph.D. Thesis Guidance (1)
Name Of The Scholar Title Of The Thesis Co-Superviser Status Year

Ms. Nandini De The Role of Religion in the Politics of Select Indian states, 1947 To 2000: A Comparative Analysis None Ongoing 2007
M.Phil. Thesis Guidance (0)
MASTER Thesis Guidance (0)
Project Works (2)
Project Title Worked As Funding Agency Amount Duration Period Status

Structural Realism and South Asian Security: Theory and Practice Principle Investigator University of Pennsylvania Institute for Advanced Studies on India 150000 2 years 2004 to 2005 Complete
Deconstruction and Double Reading of the South Asian Security Order Principle Investigator University of Pennsylvania Institute for Advanced Studies on India 150000 2 years 2004 to 2005 Complete
Patents (0)
Collaborative Programs (0)
InviteLectures (6)
Title Organised By Venue Year

Images of the World Order UGC-ASC Refresher Course on Global Politics and Contemporary India, SIRSS Jadavpur University 2010
The Liberal-Communitarian debate in IR UGC-ASC Refresher Course on Global Politics and Contemporary India, SIRSS Jadavpur University 2010
Theories of Security: Mainstream Approaches UGC-ASC Refresher Course on Global Security and Political Economy, SIRSS Jadavpur University 2009
Theories of Security: Alternative Approaches UGC-ASC Refresher Course on Global Security and Political Economy SIRSS, Jadavpur University 2009
Major Debates in IR Theory UGC ASC Refresher Course, Dept. of Political Science Calcutta University 2009
Membership Of Learned Societies (3)

International Studies Association
West Bengal Political Science Association
Jadavpur association of International Relations
Orientation/Refresher/QIP CourseAttended/Organized (0)
Seminar/Conference/Workshop (6)
Program Name Organised By Venue Year Type Of Participation

India and its Neighbours: Changing Trajectories of Relations Department of Political Science, Osmania University, Hyderabad and the Indian Council of World Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi Osmania University, Hyderabad 2009 Paper presented titled India-Bangladesh Relations: A Constructivist Intervention
Upgrading International Studies in India The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore National University of Singapore 2009 Discussant and Commentator
Cooperative Development, Peace and Security in South and Central Asia Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Global India Foundation and Maulana Abul Kalam Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata Jadavpur University 2009 Presented a paper titled Democratization, Liberalization and Peace in South Asia
India's Foreign Policy: Emerging Challenges Rajiv Gandhi Chair in Contemporary Studies at Allahabad (Central) Allahabad 2009 Presented a paper titled Power Transition and Images of Indian Foreign Policy: Global and Domestic Considerations
Politics and Foreign Policy in South Asia: Challenges and Opportunities UGC CAS-1Program, Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University Jadavpur University 2008 Presented paper titled Configuring the South Asian Space: Sovereignty, Globalization and Cooperation
Session chaired (0)
Professional Society Activity (0)
Consultancy work / Testing (0)
Other Notable Activities (0)