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Curriculum Vitae (CV) of
Anik Kumar Chattopadhyay, Professor and Head, Department of Political Science,

Presidency University, Kolkata, India (updated: October 31, 2013).


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Official Name - Anik Kumar Chattopadhyay
Also known as – Anik Chatterjee / Aneek Chatterjee
Address for Communication (O) – Department of Political Science, Presidency University, 86 / 1, College Street, Kolkata – 700 073, India. Ph: 91-033-22411960, Ext. 105.
Address for Communication (R) – EKTP, Phase – IV, Flat No. B – 16 /14, Abhyudoy Housing Society, Kolkata – 700 107, India.
E-Mail : (1) anik.polsc@presiuniv.ac.in (2) anikchat@yahoo.co.in
Mobile: +91-9836812869
Educational Qualifications
Ph.D., Arts (International Relations), Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
M. Phil., Political Science, Calcutta University (C.U.), India.
M.A., Political Science, Presidency College (C.U.), Kolkata, India.
B.A. (Hons.), Political Science, Presidency College (C.U.), Kolkata, India.

Title of the Ph.D. Thesis: ‘India-U.S. Relations at the End of the Twentieth Century…’
Title of the M. Phil. Thesis: Centre-State Financial Relations in India with special Reference to West Bengal
Areas of interest: International Relations Theory; Asian Politics; Indian Foreign Policy; International Political Economy; International Security; Conflict Resolution.
Present Position – Professor and Head, Department of Political Science, Presidency University, 86/1, College Street, Kolkata – 700 073, India.
Total tenure at the present Institution (earlier Presidency College)More than 12 years (since 19.01.2001)
Teaching Experience: UG and PG – 26 years
Research Experience:

  • 12 years at the Ph.D., M.Phil., and Masters level.

  • Authorised Ph.D. Supervisor of the University of Calcutta, and Presidency University.

  • Examiner of M. Phil. and Ph.D. Theses of several Indian universities.

  • Also, Member, Editorial Boards, and Referee of reputed research journals and publishing houses in India and abroad.

Administrative Experience: (i) Head of the Department, Political Science, Presidency College, Kolkata, India, 2005; (ii) Member, Governing Body, Presidency College IAS Training Centre, 2005-07; (iii) Head of the Department, Political Science, Presidency University, Kolkata, India, since September 2012.



Awards / Honours



  • Awarded the “Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer Fellowship” for 2010-11 to teach at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville (USA) by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Govt. of the U.S.A., and the Govt. of India.




  • Awarded the prestigious ICCR “Visiting Chair” in Political Science / International Relations to teach at reputed Foreign Universities by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Govt. of India,




  • Awarded Occasional Lecturer Program (OLP) Grant by the Council of International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Washington D.C. to lecture at American Universities.




  • Awarded Travel Grant by the University Grants Commission (UGC), India to participate in International Academic Conference in Japan.




  • Invited to deliver a series of lectures on India-U.S. Relations and International Political Economy at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville (Virginia), and Xavier University, New Orleans (Louisiana), U.S.A. September – December, 2010.




  • Invited to attend and present research papers at International Academic Conferences in France, Japan, U.S.A., Slovenia, Hungary and India. Also visited Belgium, Holland, Italy, Austria, Spain, Slovakia and Thailand for research and academic work.




  • Member, Regional Selection Board (in Kolkata - 2012), the Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer Fellowship.




  • Member, Editorial Boards of two Refereed International Research Journals.




  • Member, UG and PG Board of Studies of many Indian universities.




  • Invited to speak as an Expert on Political Science and International Relations by various Indian and foreign Universities, Research Institutions, U.S. Consulate in Kolkata, Chambers of Commerce, and different T.V. and Radio Channels.




  • Awarded National Merit Scholarship (1977-82) by the Govt. of India.



Publications

Summary of Important Publications (till October, 2013)
No. of Books: 8

Books Authored: 4

Books Edited: 4

Articles in Journals: 25 (selected only)



Chapters in Books: 13 (selected only)

Detailed List of Important Publications (Starting from the latest)



Books Authored:





  1. Indian Foreign Policy: Emergence of a Giant? New Delhi, Oxford University Press (forthcoming), 2014.

  2. International Relations Today: Concepts and Applications (ISBN: 9788131733752), New Delhi, Pearson Education, 2010, 310 pp. This peer reviewed book has been selected as the main text at the UG / PG level by several Indian and Foreign Universities

  3. International Relations After the Cold War (In Bengali; ISBN: 8124705747), Kolkata, West Bengal State Book Board [A Govt. of West Bengal Text Book Project for UG (Hons.) and PG students], 2005, 164 pp. This Peer-reviewed book has been selected by the Calcutta University as a Reference Book for its Political Science (Hons.) course.

  4. Introducing Political Science, Kolkata, D.N. Publications, 2003 (12th Edition), 496 pp.



Books Edited:


  1. International Relations (ISBN: 9788131789223), New Delhi, Pearson Education, 2012, 240 pp.

  2. World Politics (ISBN: 9788131770481), New Delhi, Pearson Education, 2012, 246 pp.

  3. Asian Politics (ISBN: 9788131771235), New Delhi, Pearson Education, 2012, 296 pp.

  4. Indian Parliamentary Democracy in Transition (ISBN: 8175256028), Kolkata, Presidency College, 2005, 238 pp.



Selected Articles in Print and Web Journals (in reverse chronological order)



  1. “Theorizing the Global South in IR: Problems and Prospects”, Proceedings of the First Global South International Studies Conference, organized by the Sciences Po (Menton), France, and International Studies Association, Arizona, USA, at Sciences Po, Menton, France; November 29-30, and December. 01, 2012. On-line article at http://fgsisc.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/theorizing-the-global-south.pdf, 2012.

  2. “India-U.S. Relations: Expectations, Reality and the Future”, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (ISSN: 0149-1784), Vol. 34, No.3, Spring, 2011; Villanova University (USA), 2011.

  3. “President Obama’s First Two Years and India”, Golden Jubilee Souvenir, Department of Political Science, Presidency University, 2011; Kolkata, Presidency University, 2011.

  4. “From the Diary of a Teacher” The Presidency University Magazine, Vol. 71, 2010-2011, Kolkata, Presidency University, 2011

  5. “From Uncertainty to Solidarity? An Anatomy of Post Cold War India-U.S. Relations”, Jadavpur Journal of International Relations (ISSN: 09735984), Vol. 14, 2010, Kolkata, Jadavpur University, 2010.

  6. “Does India have a Foreign ‘Policy’? A Review of Six Decades of Indian Foreign Policy, Socialist Perspective (ISSN: 09708863), Vol.37, No. 3-4, Kolkata, Council for Political Studies, 2010.

  7. “The Boy, His Mauveland and Tito”, The Presidency College Magazine, Vol. 70, 2009-2010, Kolkata, Presidency College, 2010.

  8. “India’s Liberal Economy and Issues of Development and Democracy”, Punjab Journal of Politics (ISSN: 02533960), Vols. 32-33, 2008-09, Amritsr, Guru Nanak Dev University, 2008-09. Abstract of this article has been indexed in International Political Science Abstract (Paris), Index India (Jaipur) and ICSSR Journal of Abstracts and Reviews (New Delhi).

  9. “The UN at Sixty Three: Problems and Prospects of Reforming a Veteran”, Journal of Management and Social Sciences (ISSN: 18149790), Vol. 5, No.1, Spring 2009, Karachi, Institute of Business and Technology (BIZTEK), Pakistan. This article has been selected as a referred article for the ‘Graduate Seminar in International Studies’ Course at the National Cheng Chui University, Taiwan.

  10. “Ethnicity and Nationalism in East Europe since the 1990s”, Politicus, Vol.1, No.1, Kolkata, Asutosh College, 2009.

  11. “Terrorism and the Language of Indian Politics” (in Bengali), Ekak Matra, Vol. 9, No. 5, Kolkata, Thinkman, 2009.

  12. “The Other World” (in Bengali), The Presidency College Magazine, Vol. 69, 2008-2009, Kolkata, Presidency College, 2009.

  13. “Beyond Expectations: Remarkable Development in India-U.S. Relations During the Gujral Premiership”, Jadavpur Journal of International Relations (ISSN: 09735984), Vol. 11-12, 2006-2008, Kolkata, Jadavpur University, 2008.

  14. “India’s US Policy after the Cold War: Sustained Inconsistency”, on-line Article at, www.wiscnetwork.org/ljubljana2008/getpaper.php?id=320; Proceedings of the Second Global International Studies Conference on What Keeps Us Apart, What Keeps Us Together, organized by the ‘World International Studies Committee (WICS)’ at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 23-26, 2008.

  15. “Human Rights and India-U.S. Relations during the Rao Premiership”, Jadavpur Journal of International Relations (ISSN: 09735984), Vol.9, 2004-05, Kolkata, Jadavpur University, 2006.

  16. “Democracy and Market Economy in India: An Interrelational Study”, on-line Article at, PEKEA, France: fr.pekea-fr.org/Rennes/T-Chatterjee.doc, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Democracy and Economy, University of Rennes, France, 2005.

  17. Review of the Book entitled, “Santals of West Bengal: Ethnopsychology and Political Participation” (Kolkata, Progressive Publishers, 2000) by Rajasri Basu, in Socialist Perspective (ISSN: 09708863), Vol. 32, Nos. 1-2, Kolkata, June- September, 2004.

  18. “Politics of Inequality and Caste-cum-Class Conflict in Bihar”, Punjab Journal of Politics (ISSN: 02533960), Vol. XXVII, No. 2, Amritsar, Guru Nanak Dev University, 2003. Abstracts of this article have been indexed in International Political Science Abstract (Paris), Index India (Jaipur) and ICSSR Journal of Abstracts and Reviews (New Delhi).

  19. Review of the Book entitled, “Santals of West Bengal: Ethnopsychology and Political Participation” (Kolkata, Progressive Publishers, 2000) by Rajasri Basu, in The West Bengal Political Science Review, Vol. III, No. 2, Kolkata, July- December, 2000.

  20. “Missed Opportunities for Regional Cooperation in South Asia”, Politics India, Vol. III, No. 6, New Delhi, 1998.

  21. “The Security Council at Crossroads: Need for Functional Changes”, Politics India, Vol. II, No. 5, New Delhi, 1997.

  22. “Nuclear Non-proliferation, South Asia and the US Dilemma”, Socialist Perspective (ISSN: 09708863), Vol. 24, Nos. 3-4, Kolkata, 1997.

  23. “Indo-US Relations in the 1990s: On a Path to Nowhere?”, Politics India, Vol. II, No. 1, New Delhi, 1997.

  24. “South Asia After the Cold War: Prospects and Problems for Peace in the Region”, Socialist Perspective (ISSN: 09708863), Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2, Kolkata, 1995

  25. “The Calcutta Student Movement Since the Late 1980s: Problems of Apathy and De-radicalism”, Socialist Perspective (ISSN: 09708863), Vol. 20, Nos. 3-4, Kolkata, 1993.



Chapters in Books (selected only; in reverse chronological order)





  1. “The Neglected Domain? Maulana Azad’s Contribution to Indian Science and Technology”, in Buddhadev Mishra and Sachindra Nath Das (ed.), Politics and Conflict: Lessons from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (ISBN: 9788192551906), Full Proceedings of the UGC sponsored seminar on the same title, Kolkata: Shibpur Dinabundhoo Institution (College) and Indian Institute of Public Administration, 2013, pp. 1-7.

  2. “The Eagle and the Peacock would fly High Together: Assessing the Future of India-U.S. Relations” in Raj Kumar Kothari (ed.), Emerging India as a Global Player: Growing Ties and Challenges (ISBN: 9788126916832), New Delhi, Atlantic Publishers, 2012, pp. 3-18.

  3. “Foreign Policy: Different Concepts” (in Bengali), in Purusottam Bhattacharya and Anindya Jyoti Majumdar (eds.), Antarjatik Samparker Ruprekha (in Bengali) [Outline of International Relations] (in Bengali; ISBN: 9789380677361), Second Edition, Kolkata, Setu Prakashan, 2012, pp. 61-83.

  4. “Civil Society, Democracy and the State: The Indian Debate and Beyond”, in Aneek Chatterjee (ed.), Indian Parliamentary Democracy in Transition (ISBN: 8175256028), Kolkata, Presidency College, 2005, pp. 206-220.

  5. “NATO” (in Bengali), in Sudhir Chakrabarti (ed.) Buddhijibir Noteboi [The Intellectual’s Diary] (in Bengali; ISBN: 8185471967), Kolkata, Pustak Bipani, 2005, pp. 247-249.

  6. “Development” (in Bengali), in Sudhir Chakrabarti (ed.). Buddhijibir Noteboi [The Intellectual’s Diary] (in Bengali; ISBN: 8185471967), Kolkata, Pustak Bipani, 2005, pp. 198-201.

  7. “Class” (in Bengali), in Sudhir Chakrabarti (ed.). Buddhijibir Noteboi [The Intellectual’s Diary] (in Bengali; ISBN: 8185471967), Kolkata, Pustak Bipani, 2005, pp. 431-434.

  8. “Society and Environment” (in Bengali), in Uchhamadhyamik Rashtravigyan (Higher Secondary Political Science), Book No.5, Rabindra Mukta Vidyalay, Govt. of West Bengal, Kolkata, 2003.

  9. “Post Cold War Indian Foreign Policy vis-à-vis Neighbouring States: A Security Perspective”, In A.K. Basu (ed.) India’s Foreign Policy and Security, Kolkata, Orient Press International, 2001.

  10. “The Behavioural Approach” (in Bengali), in Uchhamadhyamik Rashtravigyan (Higher Secondary Political Science), Book No.1, Rabindra Mukta Vidyalay, Govt. of West Bengal, Kolkata, 2001.

  11. “Globalization and the Mass Media” (in Bengali), in Debi Chatterjee and Sumita Sen (ed.), Globalization, Democracy and the Third World (in Bengali), Proceedings of the First West Bengal Social Science Congress (in Bengali), Kolkata, Jadavpur University and Indian Academy of Social Sciences, 2001.

  12. “Bhupendra Nath Dutta: Samaj O Rajniti” (in Bengali) [Bhupendra Nath Dutta: Society and Politics” (in Bengali)], in Satyabrata Chakrabarty (ed.), Bharatbarsha: Rashtra Bhabna (in Bengali) [India: Essays on the State (in Bengali)], Kolkata, Ekushe, 2001.

  13. “Manabendranath O Jatiyotabad” (in Bengali) [“Manabendranath and Nationalism” (in Bengali)], in Satyabrata Roychowdhury and A.K. Basu (ed.), Jatiyotabad O Bangali Chintabid (in Bengali) [Nationalism and the Bengali Thinkers (in Bengali)], Kolkata, Sujan Publications, 1997.

Note: Names of Bengali articles, books and chapters in books have been translated by the author for the understanding of non-Bengali readers. I wish to declare that I, Anik Kumar Chattopadhyay (Chatterjee), use the name ‘Aneek Chatterjee’ in all my academic writings in the English language.

Summary of Paper Presentations and Invited Lectures (till October, 2013)
Papers Presented in International / National / Regional Conferences, Seminars: 63 (sixty three)
Invited Lectures / Chairs etc: 57 (fifty seven)
Details of Papers Presented in International / National / Regional Conferences, Seminars (starting from the latest)



  1. Invited to present a paper entitled “Dangerous Equality: Nuclear Proliferation and New Security Challenges in South Asia”, at an International Conference on Security Challenges in an Evolving World, organized jointly by the International Studies Association (ISA) and Peace Science Society (PSS) at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, June 28, 2013.

  2. Invited as a Resource Person to speak on “Human Security in South Asia: Challenges and Prospects”, at the UPE – II Seminar on South Asia: Global Order, Integration and Future Possibilities (March 19-20, 2013) , organized by the School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University, India and Netaji Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, India, March 20, 2013.

  3. Invited as a Resource Person to speak on “International Relations Theory and South Asia”, at the UGC-sponsored Refresher Course (Feb 22 – March 14, 2013) on Political Theory, Department of Political Science, University of Calcutta, India, March 04, 2013.

  4. Invited as a Resource Person to speak on “The Catalyst? Indian Diaspora and India-U.S. Relations”, at an International Seminar on Diaspora and Cultural Exchange, organized by Vidyasagar College for Women, Kolkata, India, February 26, 2013.

  5. Invited as a Resource Person to speak on “Mainstream IR Theories and the Global South: A Critique”, at the UGC-sponsored Refresher Course on Comparative Politics and International Relations: Changing Dimensions and Frontiers, Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, December 13, 2012.

  6. Invited to present a paper on “Theorizing the Global South in IR: Problems and Prospects”, at the First Global South International Studies Conference (Nov. 29 – Dec. 01, 2012), organized by the Sciences Po (Menton) and International Studies Association (ISA, Arizona) at Menton, France, November 30, 2012.

  7. Invited to speak on “Indo-Pak Relations in the New Century”, at the FAEA Workshop organized by the FAEA (New Delhi) and Presidency University, A.J.C. Bose Auditorium, Presidency University, Kolkata, India on October 12, 2012.

  8. Invited to speak on “Indo-Pak Relations in the Light of the Recent Visa Agreement”, at a Seminar organized by the Department of Political Science, Calcutta Girls’ College, Kolkata, India on September 27, 2012.

  9. Invited to speak on “Teaching South Asia in an American University”, at a Seminar organized jointly by the Council for Political Studies, Kolkata and Department of Political Science, Presidency University, Kolkata, India, on April 20, 2012.

  10. Invited as a Resource Person to speak on “Problem of Corruption and the Role of the Civil Society in India”, on March 25, 2012 at the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Problem of Corruption and National Economy at Surendranath Law College, Kolkata, India, March 24 & 25, 2012.

  11. Invited as a Resource Person to speak on “Political Philosophy of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad: Contemporary Relevance”, on March 02, 2012 at the UGC sponsored State-level Seminar on Politics and Conflict: Lessons From Maulana Abul Kalam Azad at Shibpur Dinabundhoo Institution (College), Shibpur, Howrah (W.B.), India, March 01 & 02, 2012.

  12. Invited as a Resource Person to speak on “Terrorism and the Language of Indian Politics” at the UGC sponsored State-level Seminar on Terrorism: Possible Remedies at Susil Kar College, Champahati, W.B., January 06, 2012.

  13. Invited as a Resource Person to speak on “Global Civil Society and Global Security, compatible?” at the UGC sponsored Refresher Course on Politics and Economics of Global Security, Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, December 02, 2011.

  14. Invited as a Resource Person at the “Fulbright Mentoring Workshop”, organized by the United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF); Kolkata, India, at the Lincoln Room, USIEF, April 14, 2011.

  15. Invited as a Resource Person to talk on “My Fulbright Experiences in the United States” in a Workshop entitled “Building Partnership” at the Park Hotel (Kolkata) organized by the United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF); Kolkata, India, February 10-11, 2011.

  16. Invited to Deliver a Lecture entitled “The Future of India-U.S. Relations”, Room 345, Cabel Hall, University of Virginia, organized by the Center for South Asian Studies, University of Virginia, U.S.A. Dec. 02, 2010.

  17. Invited to Deliver a Lecture on “Globalization and the Changing Political Economy of South Asia”, Room 119, Science Complex, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, U.S.A. November 16, 2010.

  18. Presented a paper entitled, “Return of the Shadow? President Obama’s South Asia Policy and India” at the International Studies Association (ISA) Midwest Conference, Hotel Hilton at the Ballpark, St. Louis, U.S.A., November 6, 2010.

  19. Invited to Deliver a Lecture entitled “Civil Nuclear Agreement and Beyond: India-U.S. Relations under the Obama Administration”, Room 211, Gibson Hall, University of Virginia, organized by the Center for South Asian Studies, University of Virginia, U.S.A. Oct. 20, 2010.

  20. Invited to Deliver a Lecture entitled “Post Cold War Expectations and Realities in India – U.S. Relations”, Room 211, Nau Hall, University of Virginia, organized by the Center for South Asian Studies, University of Virginia, U.S.A. Sept. 29, 2010.

  21. Participated as a discussant in an International Symposium on “Civil Society, Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility: Promoting Development and Building the Common Good”, organized by the Center for International Studies, University of Virginia, U.S.A., Sept. 14-16, 2010.

  22. Participated as a selected candidate in the “Fulbright-Nehru Pre-Departure Seminars and Orientation Programme”, Chennai, India, The Pride Hotel, May 24-26, 2010.

  23. Participated as a special invitee in an International Seminar on “From Land Locked to Land Linked: North East India in BIMSTEC”, organized jointly by the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and the JAIR, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, India, April 8-10, 2010.

  24. Invited to Present a paper entitled, “Does India have a Foreign ‘Policy’? A Review of Six Decades of Indian Foreign Policy”, in a National Seminar on Sixty Years of the Indian Republic organized jointly by the Council for Political Studies, Kolkata and the Department of Political Science, Presidency College, Kolkata, March 13, 2010.

  25. Invited as a Panelist to a discussion on “IR Teaching: Problems and Prospects”, organized jointly by the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata, India on February 22, 2010.

  26. Invited as a Panelist to a discussion on “India and the United States: Multiple Dimensions of Relationship” at the American Center, Kolkata, organized by the US-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) and Fulbright Alumni Association, Kolkata Chapter, December, 2009.

  27. Participated as a special invitee and discussant, in a seminar on “India and the Changing Global Balance of Power”, organized by the Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata, November, 2009.

  28. Invited as a Panelist to a discussion on the book “Crossing Over: Participation Literature from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh” at the American Center, Kolkata, organized by the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, June, 2009.

  29. Invited to present a paper on “India’s U.S. Policy After the Cold War: Sustained Inconsistency”, at the Second Global International Studies Conference on What Keeps Us Apart, What Keeps Us Together, organized by the ‘World International Studies Committee (WICS)’ at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 23-26, 2008.

  30. Invited to participate as an Indian Panelist in a Digital Video Conference (DVC) on Selecting the President, with Mr. John Mercurio, Executive Editor, “The Hotline”, U.S.A. at the American Center, Kolkata, organized by the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, June, 2008.

  31. Invited to present a paper on “India’s Liberal Economy and Issues of Development and Democracy”, at the Third ‘Asia Association for Global Studies (AAGS)conference on Developing Asia : Past, present and the Future at the Kobe Gakuin University, Kobe, Japan, March 28-29, 2008.

  32. Invited as a Resource Person to a Panel Discussion entitled, From Primaries to Presidency, at the American Center, Kolkata, organized by the U.S. Consulate in Kolkata, India, March, 2008.

  33. Participated in an International Workshop on International Humanitarian Law, organized jointly by the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata, and The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), New Delhi; Kolkata, December 9-10, 2007.

  34. Participated as a discussant in the Workshop on Framing Intercultural Studies: China and India, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, December21-22, 2007.

  35. Participated in an interactive session on Anti-corruption and Cleptocracy Strategy with David M. Luna, L.G. Breuning and others at the American Center, Kolkata, organized by the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, September, 2007.

  36. Participated in a National Seminar on Energy and Resource Security: Challenges for the 21st Century, organized by the School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University and School of Energy Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, March 8-9, 2007.

  37. Participated as a discussant in a panel discussion on Nationalism in an Era of Globalization, organized by the School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, February 22, 2007.

  38. Invited to present a paper on “India in the East Asian Summit : A Foreign Policy Advantage”, at the International Workshop on Security Dynamics in Southeast Asia at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, India, February 8, 2007.

  39. Participated as a discussant in a Round Table on Globalization and Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean Region with leading International Experts on the area at the American Center, Kolkata ; organized by the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, December 19, 2006.

  40. Participated as a discussant in a Round Table on Indo-US Nuclear Dialogue with leading International Experts on the area, at the American Center, Kolkata ; organized by the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, August 16, 2006.

  41. Participated in a National seminar on EU and SAARC: A Comparative Analysis, organized by the School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University, and Netaji Institute for Asian Studies, Kolkata, India, March 17, 2006.

  42. Participated as a discussant in a Round Table on Central Asia in Transition : Implications for Regional Peace and Security with leading National Experts at the School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, December 13, 2005.

  43. Invited to present a paper on “Democracy and Market Economy in India : an Interrelational Study”, at the International Conference on Democracy and Economy at the University of Rennes, France, November 4-6, 2005.

  44. Participated in an interactive session with Ms. Wendy Zaman, Director of American Information Resource Centers in India, on India-US Relations at the Grain of Salt Hotel, Kolkata, organized by the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, September 28, 2005.

  45. Participated in an interactive session on The Economic Costs of Terrorism with Dr. C. Christine Fair of the U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C., at the American Center, Kolkata, organized by the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, August 12, 2005.

  46. Participated in an interactive session on Current Transition in Indo-US Relations with Mr. Geoffry Pyatt, Political Minister-Counselor of the US Embassy in New Delhi at the American Center, Kolkata, organized by the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, August 1, 2005.

  47. Participated as a special invitee in a National Workshop on Operationalisation of SIT’s under EDUSAT Network, organized by the Consortium for Educational Communication, New Delhi, India, June 8-9, 2005.

  48. Invited to present a paper on “the Issue of Terrorism and Electoral Politics in India”, at the National Seminar on The Making and Unmaking of the Indian Nation State at Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College, Howrah, West Bengal, India, March 3-4, 2005.

  49. Invited to present a paper on “Restructuring the United Nations : Hope versus Reality”, at the National Seminar on United Nations in the 21st Century, organized by the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, March 16-17, 2005.

  50. Invited to present a paper on “Dependent Development in a Pluralist Society: Sri Lanka at the Beginning of the 21st Century”, paper presented at an International Seminar on Democracy and Development in South Asia, organized by the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, March 1-2, 2005.

  51. Participated in an interactive session on The Evolution of American Foreign Policy Toward India and South Asia with Dr. Sumit Ganguly, R.N. Tagore Professor of Indian Studies, Indiana University, USA, at the American Center, Kolkata, organized by the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, January 5, 2005.

  52. Participated as a discussant in a Round Table on Bush’s Second Term : Prospects for Indo-US Relations at the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, December 2004.

  53. Participated as a discussant in a Panel discussion on The US Presidency: Prospects for a New world Order, at the American Center, organized by the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, November 3, 2004.

  54. Participated in a National Seminar on Images of India in the 21st Century, organized by the Department of Political Science, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India, October 8, 2004.

  55. Participated in a Panel Discussion on India-US Relations in the New Century, at the Banquet Hall, Grain of Salt Hotel, Kolkata, organized by the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, September, 2004.

  56. Participated in a Panel Discussion on The Emerging Trends of India-US Relations at the Oberoi Grand Hotel, Kolkata, organized by the PBSSP and the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, September, 2004.

  57. Participated in a Panel Discussion on International Criminal Court with Mark P. Osiel, Professor of Law and Criminology, University of Ohio, USA, organized by the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, July 15, 2004.

  58. Participated in an Interface with Dr. Stephen P. Cohen, Foreign Policy Consultant in the US Congress on India: Emerging Power at the ITC Sonar Bangla Hotel, Kolkata, organized jointly by the Indian Chamber of Commerce and the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, October 29, 2003.

  59. Invited to present a paper on “Human Rights and India-US Relations During the Rao Period”, at the 26th Indian Social Science Congress at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, organized by the Indian Academy of Social Sciences, January 22-25, 2002.

  60. Participated in a National Seminar on Recent Trends in International Relations Research, organized by the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, 2002.

  61. Participated in a Panel Discussion on Indo-US Relations at the American Center, Kolkata, organized by the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, 2001.

  62. Invited to present a paper on “Globalization and the Role of the Media”, in a National Seminar on Globalization and its Impact on the Society (in Bengali) organized jointly by Jadavpur University, Kolkata and Indian Academy of Social Science, Kolkata, India, 2001.

  63. Participated in a Panel Discussion on The New President and His Policies : Prospects for South Asia at the American Center, Kolkata, organized by the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, November 8, 2000.


Invited Lectures / Chairs (in Academic, Business, Social Organizations and the Media)



  1. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Peaceful Solution of the Gorkhaland Issue”, by News Time, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, October 25, 2013, 8 – 9 p.m.

  2. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Scrapping the Ordinance and Indian Politics”, by News Time, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, September 27, 2013, 8 – 9 p.m.

  3. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Problems at the Christ Church School”, by News Time, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, September 16, 2013, 8 – 9 p.m.

  4. Chaired a seminar lecture on “The Indian State and Communalism”, presented by Vibhuti Narayan Roy, Hon’be Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha (India), organized by the Department of Hindi, Presidency University, Kolkata, India, at the AJC Bose Auditorium, Presidency Unversity, Kolkata, August 30, 2013.

  5. Acted as a Chair for a seminar lecture on “The Political Economy of Development: What Do We Know, What Do We Need to Know”, presented by Prof. Kunal Sen, Manchester University, U.K., organized by the Department of Political Science, Presidency University; AJC Bose Auditorium, Presidency University, Kolkata, India, August 13, 2013.

  6. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “The Creation of Telengana”, by News Time, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, July 31, 2013, 7 – 9 p.m.

  7. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Results of Panchayat Election in West Bengal”, by News Time, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, July 29, 2013, 7 – 11.30 p.m.

  8. Chaired a panel entitled Conflict in Asia at an International Conference on Security Challenges in an Evolving World, organized jointly by the International Studies Association (ISA) and Peace Science Society (PSS) at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary, June 29, 2013.

  9. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Lok Sabha Bye Elections”, by News Time, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, June 05, 2013, 7 – 8.30 p.m.

  10. Invited as an Expert to a talk on “Elections in Pakistan” by All India Radio, Akashbani Bhavan, Kolkata, India, May 14, 2013.

  11. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Sarabjit’s Death and Indo-Pak Relations”, by News Time, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, May 03, 2013, 8 – 9.30 p.m.

  12. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Politics of West Bengal”, by News Time, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, April 09, 2013, 7 – 9.30 p.m.

  13. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Panchayat Elections in West Bengal”, by News Time, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, April 01, 2013, 7.30 – 9 p.m.

  14. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “The Role of the State Election Commission in Panchayat Elections”, by ABP Ananda, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, March 23, 2013, 7 – 8 p.m.

  15. Chaired a session on “Social and Political Ideas of Swami Vivekananda” at a day-long Seminar on Swami Vivekananda: Thoughts and Ideas organized jointly by the Council for Political Studies, Kolkata and Department of Political Science, Presidency University, Kolkata, India, March 22, 2013.

  16. Chaired a seminar lecture on “History and Historiography – the contributions of Eric Hobsbawm”, presented by Dr. Hitendra Patel, Head, Department of History, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, organized jointly by the Council for Political Studies, Kolkata and Department of Political Science, Presidency University, Kolkata, India, February 01, 2013.

  17. Acted as a judge for the Debate competition, at the 3rd Annual International Relations Scholastic Conclave organized by the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India, October 11, 2012.

  18. Acted as a judge for the Inter-school Debate competition, organized by the St. Auguistine School, Kolkata as part of their annual cultural festival at Sangeet Kala Mandir, Kolkata, October 08, 2012.

  19. Invited as an Expert to a talk on “Launch of Agni V and Security of South Asia” by All India Radio, Akashbani Bhavan, Kolkata, India, April 24, 2012.

  20. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Launch of Agni and Security Scenario”, by News Time, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, April 20, 2012, 8.30 p.m – 9.30 p.m.

  21. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Planning Commission Allotment to West Bengal”, by News Time, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, April 12, 2012, 8 – 9 p.m.

  22. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Transferring Financial Powers of the Panchayat to the DMs”, by News Time, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, April 06, 2012, 8 – 9 p.m.

  23. Chaired a session “Society and Politics of Contemporary India: Views from Young Scholars” at a day-long Seminar on Society and Politics of Contemporary India, organized jointly by the Council for Political Studies, Kolkata and Department of Political Science, Presidency University, Kolkata, India, March 10, 2012.

  24. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Assembly Election Results in Five Indian States: A Review”, by Star Ananda, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, March 06, 2012, 7 – 9 p.m.

  25. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Assembly Election Results in Five Indian States”, by Star Ananda, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, March 06, 2012, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  26. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Assembly Election Results in Five Indian States”, by News Time, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, March 06, 2012, 8 – 10 a.m.

  27. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Assembly Election Results in Five Indian States: Possible Outcome”, by Star Ananda, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, March 05, 2012, 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

  28. Chaired a session on “Life and Works of Maulana Azad” on March 02, 2012 at the UGC sponsored State-level Seminar on Politics and Conflict: Lessons From Maulana Abul Kalam Azad at Shibpur Dinabundhoo Institution (College), Shibpur, Howrah (W.B.), India, March 01 & 02, 2012.

  29. Invited as an Expert to a talk on “Nuclearisation of Iran” by All India Radio, Akashbani Bhavan, Kolkata, India, February 21, 2012.

  30. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on the issue of “Speaker’s Recent Ruling”, by Star Ananda, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, February 13, 2012, 7 – 9 p.m.

  31. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on the issue of “Political Crisis in Pakistan”, by News Time, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, January 16, 2012.

  32. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on the issue of “the Possibility of Army Coup in Pakistan”, by News Time, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, January 13, 2012.

  33. Interviewed at home on “Education under the Federal Structure in India” by Star Ananda, a private TV Channel in Kolkata, October 29, 2011.

  34. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on the issue of “Fund Allocation between the Centre and States in India”, by News Time, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, October 24, 2011.

  35. Invited as an Expert for a talk on “India-Bangladesh Relations”, by All India Radio, Akashbani Bhavan, Kolkata, September 13, 2011.

  36. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on the issue of “Impeachment of a Judge by the Rajya Sabha”, by Star Ananda, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, August 18, 2011.

  37. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on the “Creation of the Legislative Council in West Bengal”, by Star Ananda, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, June 28, 2011.

  38. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Salary Hike of Indian Parliamentarians”, by 24 Ghanta, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, August 21, 2010.

  39. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “63 Years of India’s Independence”, by 24 Ghanta, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, August 14, 2010.

  40. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Judicial Activism”, by 24 Ghanta, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, February 18, 2010.

  41. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Sixty Years of the Indian Republic”, By Tara News, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, January 25, 2010.

  42. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “The Future of Presidency College”, by NE Bangla, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, December 2009.

  43. Invited as an Expert to a T.V. Programme on “Seventeen Years after the Demolition of the Babri Masjid”, by 24 Ghanta, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, December 2009.

  44. Invited as an Expert to a live T.V. Programme on “Separate Statehood to Telengana: Opening of the Pandora’s Box?”, by 24 Ghanta, a private TV Channel, Kolkata, December 2009.

  45. Acted as a Chairperson in a Students’ Seminar on “India’s Foreign Policy”, organized by the JAIR and the School of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Jadavpur University, September 2009.

  46. Acted as a Judge in the All-Bengal Finals of the “Youth Parliament”, organized by the Department of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt. of West Bengal, Yuva Bharati Krirangan, Salt Lake City, January 2009.

  47. Invited as an expert to a TV programme on ‘U.S. Presidential Elections’ on Star Ananda, a private TV channel, November, 2008.

  48. Invited as an expert to a TV programme on Whither Student Politics on Doordarshan, Kolkata (official Indian TV), November, 2007.

  49. Invited to chair a panel discussion on the book entitled “Civil Society and Democracy” edited by Carolyn M. Elliott, at the American Center, organized by the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, February, 2005.

  50. Invited as a discussant to a seminar on Current Trends in Indo-US Economic Relations at the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kolkata, India, December, 2005.

  51. Participated as an Expert in a TV programme on Elections 2004: Code of Conduct on Doordarshan (official Indian TV), March, 2004.

  52. Organizing Secretary for the UGC-sponsored seminar on Indian Parliamentary Democracy in Transition, Presidency College, Kolkata, India, February 27-28, 2004.

  53. Gave a Radio Talk on India-US Relations after the Cold War on the FM Channel for Distance Education programme of Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata, India, September, 2003.

  54. Invited as a panelist to a discussion of the book entitled On Democracy by Robert A. Dahl, at the American Center, organized by the US Consulate in Kolkata, India, April, 2003.

  55. Member, Organizing Committee, Second West Bengal Social Science Congress, Hoogly Mohsin College, West Bengal, India, November 16-18, 2002.

  56. Chaired a panel discussion on Marginal People, Culture and Religion (in Bengali) at the Second West Bengal Social Science Congress (in Bengali), Hoogly Mohsin College, West Bengal, India, November, 2002.

  57. Invited to deliver a lecture on India since Independence: The Road We Have Traversed at the Rotary International Club of Calcutta Metro City, Kolkata, India, August, 2002.

[Note: All programmes in the media were in Bengali]




Membership of Professional Bodies


  1. Member, International Studies Association (ISA), Arizona, USA

  2. Member, Political and Ethical Knowledge on Economic Activities (PEKEA), Rennes, France.

  3. Life Member, Indian Political Science Association.

  4. Life and Executive Committee Member, Jadavpur Association of International Relations, Kolkata, India.

  5. Life and Executive Committee Member, West Bengal Political Science Association, Kolkata, India.

  6. Life Member, Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Lucknow, India.

  7. Life and Executive Committee Member, Council for Political Studies, Kolkata, India.

  8. Former Member (ex-officio) of the Governing Body, Presidency College IAS (Indian Administrative Service) Training Centre, Kolkata, India.



Membership of Editorial Boards
1. Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Management and Social Science (JMSS), Institute of Business and Technology (BIZTEK), Karachi, Pakistan.
2. Member, Editorial Board, Malaysian Journal of Research (MJR), an on-line research journal.
3. Former Member, Editorial Board, The West Bengal Political Science Review, the bi-annual journal of the West Bengal Political Science Association, Kolkata, India.
4. Member, Editorial Board, Autumn Annual, the annual journal of Presidency Alumni Association.
5. Editor of the Journal Kabita O Samaj (in Bengali) [Poetry and Society], a journal of literature and social sciences, published from Kolkata, India, since 1999.
6. Former Member, Editorial Board, constituted by the Govt. of West Bengal for preparing the Syllabus and Books in Political Science for H.S. students of Rabindra Mukta Vidyalay, a Distance Education Scheme of the Govt. of West Bengal.

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