KIIPS Team Profile

Editorial Advisory Board

Alexei D. Voskressenski

Prof. Alexei D. Voskressenski

Alexei D. Voskressenski, professor Dr. Pol. Sc., Ph.D. (Victoria University of Manchester) and Ph.D. (Institute of Far Eastern Studies), directs the Centre for Comprehensive Chinese Studies and Regional Projects (MGIMO University). He joined MGIMO in 1999 as Head of the Department of Asian and African Studies (1999-2007), was dean of the School of Political Affairs and World Politics (2008-2017), and is professor of Asian Studies, IR, and Comparative Politics at the School of International Relations (MGIMO). He co-directs the joint program “German Studies Russia” of MGIMO University and the Freie Universität Berlin and is a founding editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed journal Comparative Politics Russia, authored, and editor of fifty books published across the globe.

Prof. Jakub

Prof. Jakub Zajączkowski

Jakub Zajączkowski, PhD, D.Litt is a Professor at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw. He is a Visiting Professor in over 20 universities across the globe. His expertise is on international relations in Indo-Pacific, Foreign Policy of India, the EU-Asia relations, regionalism and globalism. He has published over 50 articles in various research journals and edited volumes and is editor for a number of journals and books.

Khudoley K. Konstantin

Prof. Khudoley K. Konstantin

Khudoley K. Konstantin, Dr.(History), Professor of School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University, editor-in-chief of “Vestnik St. Petersburg University. International Relations”, coordinator of working group “Politics and International Relations” in the Forum “Dialogue Russia – Republic of Korea” under patronage of President of Russia and President of Republic of Korea. He was Dean of the School of International Relations (1994-2010) and Vice-Rector (2007-2012) of St. Petersburg State University, member of United Nations University Council (2010-2016). The author of more than 100 books and articles, which were published in 18 countries. He received the State Awards from President of Russia (Order Friendship) and President of Poland (Order Merits).

Assoc. Prof. Le Van Toan

Dr. Le Van Toan

Dr. Le Van Toan, Ph.D., is the Chairman of the Research Committee and was the Founding Director General of the Centre for Indian Studies (CIS), Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (HCMA) of Vietnam. Previously ,he had been in leadership roles in a number of institutes including the Institute of Scientific Information, the Journal of Theory Topics for Leadership of HCMA , Manager of the Sino-language training program of Hanoi University of Education (HUE) etc. He has published and edited over 49 books, and over 100 journal papers. He has been teaching and supervising at post-graduate programs of HCMA, HUE and many other universities.

Prof. S.C. Garkoti

Prof. SC Garkoti

Prof SC Garkoti is currently Rector 2 of Jawaharlal Nehru University. A well known Himalayan ecologist, Prof. Satish Chandra Garkoti,is a reputed specialist on environmental related issues, such as plant ecology, forest structure, community regeneration, carbon sequestration and tree-water realtions, Forest Ecology with emphasis on forest productivity and nutrient cycling, tree ecophysiology, phenology, biodiversity characterization, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. He has about 20 years of research and 11 years of teaching experience. Prof Garkoti has published scholarly books and papers in reputed international and national journals.

Dr. Siegfried O. Wolf

Dr Siegfried O. Wolf

Dr Siegfried O. Wolf is the Director of Research at the South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF), a Brussels based think tank, and he is the Senior Researcher (member) at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University. At Heidelberg University, he completed his Master of Arts degree (2003) and his PhD (2009) in South Asian Political Science. Additionally he is an affiliated researcher at the Pakistan Security Research Unit (PSRU, Durham University, UK), and a former research fellow at the Institute of Political Science (IPW, Heidelberg University) and Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH, New Delhi, India). He was member of the external expert group of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Task Force, German Federal Foreign Office, and worked as a consultant for the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany.

Yu Xinli

Dr. Yu Xinli

Dr Yu Xinli, Ph.D., is Director, Office of International Exchange & Cooperation and Director Hong Kong, Macao & Taiwan Affairs Office, Yunnan Minzu University. He was Director, Centre for India-China People to People Exchange Studies, Yunnan Minzu University from September 1999 to September 2000, a visiting scholar at Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) from October 1990 to October 1991 and a visiting scholar at Polytechnic of Central London (University of Westminster). He has published 17 books and a numerous paper on the internationalisation of higher education.

Prof. Yoichiro Sato

Prof. Yoichiro Sato

Professor Sato holds a BA (Law) from Keio University, MA (International Studies) from University of South Carolina, and Ph.D (Political Science) from University of Hawaii. He currently teaches at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and is the Dean of International Cooperation and Research and the Director of the Democracy Promotion Center. Previously, he has also taught at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Auckland University (New Zealand), Kansai Gaidai Hawaii College, and University of Hawaii.  His major works include Norms, Interests, and Power in Japanese Foreign Policy (co-edited with Keiko Hirata, Palgrave, 2008), and The Rise of China and International Security (co-edited with Kevin Cooney, Routledge, 2008), The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance (co-edited with Takashi Inoguchi and G. John Ikenberry, Palgrave, 2011), Regional Institutions, Geopolitics and Economics in the Asia Pacific (co-edited with Steve Rothman and Utpal Vyas, Routledge, 2017), Re-Rising Japan (co-edited with Hidekazu Sakai, Peter Lang, 2017).

Editorial Board

Dr. Monish Tourangbam

Monish Tourangbam is an Assistant Professor (Senior Scale) at the Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal. Formerly, he was Associate Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He was a Visiting Faculty at the Department of Political Science, University of Cincinnati and a Visiting Fellow at the Stimson Centre, Washington D.C. He holds an M.Phil and a Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Dr. Obja Borah Hazarika

Obja Borah Hazarika, completed her MA and MPhil from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She completed her PhD from Dibrugarh University in 2017. She has been teaching as an Assistant Professor in Dibrugarh University, Assam since 2013. Her research interests include international relations and riparian relations.

Dr. Shaivya Verma

Shaivya Verma has PhD and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. She attended Sri Venkateswara College, the University of Delhi and received B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science before receiving M.A. in Political Science from the University of Delhi. Her dissertation focuses on migration, comparative politics, constitutions, and international relations.

Dr Shreya Upadhyay

Dr Shreya Upadhyay is Senior Risk Analyst, India Bound. She has PhD in US Area Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She was a Nehru Fulbright scholar at American University, Washington DC. She has worked as a researcher with National Institute of Advanced Studies Bangalore, Takshashila Institution and Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies New Delhi.

Dr. Vivek Mishra

Vivek Mishra is an Assistant Professor in International Relations at the Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata, India. He was a Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War & and Peace, School of International Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York for the academic year 2015-2016.

Interns

Aakriti Sethi

Aakriti Sethi pursued Masters of Arts in Geopolitics and International Relations from Manipal University, Karnataka. She later worked as a research intern at IDSA, New Delhi. Her M.Phil is in United States Studies from Center for Canadian, United States and Latin American Studies, School of International Relations, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Currently, she is pursuing her PhD in the same.

Ankita Bharadwaj

Ankita Bhardwaj is currently pursuing Phd in Department of Political Science, in Dibrugarh University. She completed her B.A. (hons) in Political Science from Miranda House, New Delhi and her M.A. and M.Phil from Sikkim University. Her M.Phil dissertation was titled  “India-Myanmar Border Trade Through Mizoram and Manipur: An Assessment”.

Asha Mathew

Asha Mathew is pursuing her PhD at the Centre for Canadian, United States & Latin American Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). After having acquired her Masters in Geopolitics and International Relations from Manipal University, Karnataka, she worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Air Power Studies, New Delhi, where she contributed towards a project on the US Rebalancing Strategy in Asia Pacific.

Binita Verma

Binita Verma is currently pursuing Ph.D. in the US Studies Program from the Center for Canadian, US, and Latin American Studies (CCUSLAS), School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She recently submitted her M.Phil. dissertation on “US Policy and Perspectives towards Arctic”. She did her M.A. in International Relations in 2015 from SIS, JNU.

Merieleen Engtipi

Merieleen Engtipi is a PhD Scholar from the Centre of Canadian, US and Latin American Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has completed her Masters in Politics ( with specialisation in International Relations) and MPhil in United States Studies, JNU.

Ragul Palanisami

Ragul Palanisami is currently pursuing PhD at the United States Studies Programme (USSP) in School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai and a Master’s degree in International Relations from JNU.

Prerna Chahar

Prerna Chahar is a Doctoral candidate in United States Studies Program, Centre for Canadian, United States & Latin American Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has completed her Masters in Politics ( with specialisation in International Relations) and MPhil in United States Studies, JNU.

Sachin Tiwari

Sachin Tiwari is pursuing PhD. at the Centre for Canada, US and Latin American Studies (CCUS&LAS) at School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He completed his M.A. in Political Science from Jamia Millia Islamia University. Later he completed his M.Phil on dissertation titled US Search for Cybersecurity: Domestic and International Dimensions from JNU.

Souravie Ghimiray

Souravie Ghimiray is a Ph.D. scholar of American Studies program in JNU. She is currently working on Religious Freedom in US Foreign Policy as her Ph.D. topic. She has published articles on topics related to terrorism, and security issues, her primary research interests pertains to US foreign policy, global security issues, political violence and armed conflict.

Sukalpa Deka

Sukalpa Deka is a Ph.D. scholar at Dibrugarh University, Assam. She has completed her B.A. in Political Science from Guwahati university and M.A. in Political Science from Pondicherry University.

Sweta Kumari

Sweta Kumari is currently pursuing her Ph.D. from the Center for Canadian, US, and Latin American Studies (CCUSLAS), School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She did her M.Phil. from the same department on “A Study of Yogic Thought and Practices in the United States, 19th Century to the Present”.

Upma Kashyap

Upma Kashyap is an International Exchange PhD Research Scholar at the Department of Political Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland at present. At her home University she is pursuing PhD in United States Studies Programme, School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her research topic is “U.S. Nonproliferation Policy and the Role of Congress: A Case Study of Iran, 2001-2016.