Prof (Dr.) Sreeram Sundar Chaulia: Opinion Maker on International Issues

Dr. Sreeram Sundar Chaulia, Professor and Dean, Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA) is a social scientist and an opinion maker on international issues.    

He holds a Doctorate (Ph.D.) and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Political Science and International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, USA and a Master of Science (MSc.) degree in History of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.  

He was a Radhakrishnan British Chevening Scholar at the University of Oxford, UK, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Modern History. He also has a Bachelor of Arts Honours from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. 

Professor Chaulia’s areas of specialisation include diplomacy, foreign policy, comparative politics, international political economy, international organisations, armed conflict, humanitarian practices, and contemporary world history. He teaches courses related to these subjects and has over nine hundred and ten publications in these domains. 

His writings have appeared in journals in the USA, UK, Australia, Canada and India, some of which are International Affairs; Seton Hall Journal of Diplomacy and International Relations; Journal of Refugee Studies, Journal of Humanitarian Assistance, International Politics, World Affairs, International Journal of Peace Studies, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, Economic and Political Weekly, Contemporary South Asia Journal and India Quarterly.  

Prof. Chaulia is also a contributing Editor to the book PEOPLE WHO INFLUENCED THE WORLD OVER THE PAST100 YEARS (2005), published by Murray Books, Adelaide.  

He is the author of the book “International Organizations and Civilian Protection: Power, Ideas and Humanitarian Aid in Conflict Zones” (2011), published by I.B. Tauris, London, and a contributor of two chapters to the book “Handbook of India’s International Relations” (2011), published by Routledge, London. 

His book, “Politics of the Global Economic Crisis: Regulation, Responsibility and Radicalism,” was published in 2013 by Routledge, New York, London & New Delhi. His book, “Modi Doctrine: The Foreign Policy of India’s Prime Minister,” was published in 2016 by Bloomsbury, New York, Sydney, London & New Delhi. His book, “Trumped: Emerging Powers in a Post-American World,” was published in 2019 by Bloomsbury. His forthcoming book is “Crunch Time: Narendra Modi’s National Security Crises.” 

Professor Chaulia published a fortnightly ‘Foreign Pulse’ column in ‘The Asian Age’/’Deccan Chronicle’ and also writes columns in ‘The Times of India’ and ‘The Economic Times’. He was a long time op-ed columnist on international current affairs for the Washington D.C.-based ‘The Globalist’, Hong Kong-based ‘Asia Times’ and the New Delhi-based ‘Financial Express’. His op-eds have also appeared in leading newspapers, including ‘The Wall Street Journal’, ‘Japan Times’, ‘South China Morning Post’, ‘The Straits Times’, ‘Hindustan Times’, ‘The Hindu’, ‘The Statesman’ and ‘New Indian Express’. 

A regular commentator on international current issues on Lok Sabha TV, Rajya Sabha TV, DD News and Republic TV in India, Prof. Chaulia has worked as an international civilian peacekeeper for the Brussels-based NGO, Nonviolent Peace force, in the war zones of eastern Sri Lanka and southern Philippines for over three years. He was a Contributing Editor serving on the Board of the Kashmir News Network (KNN), a rights advocacy organisation for minority victims of ethnic cleansing in the Indian territory of Jammu & Kashmir. He is an advocate for freedom and democracy and has written extensively about the problems of repression and human suffering under authoritarian regimes. 

Professor Chaulia has also been interviewed on issues relating to the global economy, contemporary armed conflicts and world politics by Russia Today (Moscow), China Global Television Network (Beijing), South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (Johannesburg), Voice of America, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Al Jazeera, Associated Press, Agence-France Presse, ‘The New York Times’, ‘USA Today’ and ‘The Wall Street Journal’. He was a frequent contributor to the Singapore-based syndicated columnist service, ‘Opinion Asia’, and has been cited in the world media for his analytical articles on pressing current events.  

He believes that international studies in India require a quantum leap in terms of in-depth thematic and geographic understanding of world issues.  

“JSIA’s cutting-edge research and publications agenda and collaborations with international academic and policy institutions are meant to generate continuous scholarly output on hitherto neglected issue areas that comprise the fast expanding realm of global policy studies. India’s voice on global issues must be strengthened via concrete policy contributions to outstanding world problems. JSIA will be nucleus of this historic agenda,” says Professor Chaulia. 

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