Prof. (Dr.) Pankaj Jha is Professor & Dean (Research) at Jindal School of International Affairs (JSIA). Dr. Pankaj Jha was Director (Research) with Indian Council of World Affairs for more than two and half years. He had worked as Deputy Director with National Security Council Secretariat (2012-2013) and was closely associated with national security apparatus in India. He has been a member of high-level delegations to the UK, Israel and other countries. He has been the visiting fellow with Centre for International Security Studies, Sydney University (2009) and Institute for South Asian Studies, Singapore (2006).He is also Director of Centre for Security Studies(CSS) and Honorary Director of CeSCUBE , a research oriented think tank .He is also Editor in Chief of JSIA Journal which is published biannually.
He has also given lectures and participated in high level dialogues in Germany, Belgium, China, New Zealand, and Australia. He has more than 80 articles/academic papers in both refereed and non–refereed journals. He is regularly quoted in International Newspapers/Magazines such as Nikkei Asian Review, South China Morning Post, Bangkok Post, Gulf News and International Business Times etc. He has authored two books on India and China in Southeast Asia: Competition or Cooperation (2013) and India and the Oceania: Exploring Vistas of Cooperation (2016). His latest publications are India, Vietnam and the Indo-Pacific: Expanding Horizons, Routledge, London, 2020. In the year 2021 he co-authored (with CSS researchers) two policy series books on ‘Crafting India’s National Security Strategy’ and ‘Envisioning India’s Role in the Indo-Pacific’.