Sanjay Chaturvedi
Professor and Dean ,Faculty of Social Sciences,
Department of International Relations
South Asian University, Akbar Bhavan,Chankyapuri,New Delhi-110021,INDIA, Ph:0091-11-24122512-14(Extn.290), Room No.: 324
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Profile

Before joining South Asian University in June 2018, Sanjay Chaturvedi was Lala Lajpat Rai Professor in Political Science at Panjab University, Chandigarh. He has more than 35 years of experience in research and teaching, including post-doc at University of Cambridge, England (1992-1995) with Nehru Centenary British Commonwealth Fellowship, followed by the award of highly coveted Leverhulme Research Grant. He has authored two, co-authored three and co-edited eight books (under the imprint of Palgrave Macmillan, Springer, Routledge, John Wiley and Sage) and published in international peer-reviewed journals including Geopolitics, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, Third World Quarterly, Australian Journal of Political Science, Cooperation and Conflict, The Polar Journal, Proceedings of Indian National Science Academy, and Asian Affairs: An American Review, and Journal of Economic and Social Geography. He is the founding Vice-Chair of Indian Ocean Research Group, Inc. (IORG) currently Observer in the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) and Editor of its flagship journal, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region (Routledge). Regional Editor of The Polar Journal (Routledge) Chaturvedi serves on the editorial board of Cooperation and Conflict (Sage), India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs (Sage) and on the editorial advisory board of Journal of Borderland Studies (Routledge), Indian Foreign Affairs Journal: A Quarterly of the Association of Indian Diplomats (Prints Publication) and Journal of Global Faultlines (Pluto). He is also a Member of International Editorial Board of Rowman & Littlefield Series: ‘Global Dialogues: Developing Non-Eurocentric IR and IPE (Edited by John M. Hobson and L.H.M. Ling). Chaturvedi was elected as the co-chair of Research Committee on Political and Cultural Geography (RC 15) of International Political Science Association (IPSA) for two terms (2006-2009; 2009-2012), and also served on the Steering Committee of the IGU Commission on Political Geography from 2004 to 2012. He has visited 51 countries in connection with various academic assignments including 90 conference presentations and 60 invited lectures/seminars. He was invited to deliver the keynote address at the SCAR Antarctic Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group (HASSEG) 2017 Conference held at Hobart, Australia, 5-7 July 2017. He has also served on the Indian delegation to Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings (ATCMs) and Track II dialogues with Australia, Japan and New Zealand. More recently, he has been selected/invited as a Lead Author for Chapter 10: (Asia) of the Working Group II Contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (2019-2021).

Qualifications

  • PhD from Panjab University, Chandigarh , in 1989
  • M.A from Panjab University, Chandigarh , in 1981

Awards & Honours

  • Guest Professor, Institute of Political Science and Sociology, University of Würzburg, Germany, 12 June to 11 July 2016 (Under New Passage to India, DAAD).
  • Eminent Visiting Fellow in Indian Ocean Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Curtin University, Perth, Australia, 10 October to 28 October, 2015.
  • Guest Professor, Institute of Political Science and Sociology, University of Würzburg, Germany, 17 June to 17 July 2015 (Under New Passage to India, DAAD).
  • Visiting Fellow, Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre, The University of Adelaide, Australia, 1 March-1 May 2013.
  • Fellow, India-China Institute, The New School, New York, USA: 2010-2012. (Research focus of the Third Cohort Fellowship Program: ‘Social Innovation and Sustainable Environments.’
  • Honorary Fellow, Asia Society, 2010-2015.
  • Visiting Professor, Environmental School, Beijing Normal University, China, 25 May to 25 June 2011.
  • Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Yusof Ishak Singapore, 2010-12 (Research Project: Climate Change and the Bay of Bengal).
  • Visiting Fellow, Department of Geography and Van Mildert College, University of Durham, UK, April-June 2006.
  • Distinguished Visitor, Department of Politics and Government & Department of Geography and Environmental Development, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel (Distinguished Visitors Programme) 29 December 2002 to 3 January 2003.
  • Fellowship, Columbia University Institute for Scholars, Reid Hall, and Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris, France, under International Programme of Advanced Studies (IPAS), 10th November 2001 to 1 February 2002.
  • Parsons Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, Australia, 6-14 May 2001.
  • Visiting Fellow (South Asia Visiting Fellows Program), Henry L. Stimson Centre, Washington D.C., USA, June-July, 2000.
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Lapland and University of Joensuu,Finland (UGC Nomination under Indo-Finland Cultural Exchange Program), September 1999.

Recent Publications

  • Environmental Sustainability from Himalaya to the Ocean: Struggles and Innovations in China and India, Springer (co-edited with Shikui Dong and Jayanta Bandyopadhyay) 2017.
    (Reviewed in Economic and Political Weekly, Journal of the Indian Ocean Region, The Third Pole, The Wire)

  • “Mapping Maritime Order in the Greater India Ocean from IR Perspectives” in Yogendra Kumar (ed.) Whither Indian Ocean Maritime Order (New Delhi, Knowledge World, 2017).

  • Climate Change and the Bay of Bengal: Emerging Geographies of Fear and Hope, Singapore: ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute & New Delhi: Pentagon Press (co-authored with Vijay Sakhuja) 2015.
    (Reviewed in Political Geography, Asian Journal of Public Affairs, Asian Journal of Social Science)

  • Climate Terror: A Critical Geopolitics of Climate Change, New York: Palgrave Macmillan (co-authored with Timothy Doyle) 2015. (Reviewed in Geopolitics, Progress in Human Geography, Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protests, Capital & Class, India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs, Space and Polity, The Wire)

  • Energy Security and the Indian Ocean Region, London: Routledge Revivals (co-edited with Dennis Rumley) 2015.

  • Geopolitical Orientations, Regionalism and Security in the Indian Ocean, London: Routledge Revivals (co-edited with Dennis Rumley) 2015.

  • Security of the Sea Lanes of Communication in the Indian Ocean Region, London:  Routledge Revivals (co-edited with Dennis Rumley) 2015.

Research Interests

  • Geopolitics and IR: Theories and Practices, especially in relation to Polar Regions and the Indian Ocean Region
  • South Asian Geopolitics: Classical & Critical
  • Partition and Boundary Studies with Special Reference to South Asia
  • Environmental Sustainability and Climate change
  • Non-Western IR and Geopolitical Traditions

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