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Sumit Ganguly

Sumit Ganguly

Distinguished Professor of Political and the Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations., Indiana University
Sumit Ganguly is the Distinguished Professor of Political and the Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has previously taught at James Madison College of Michigan State University, Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and the University of Texas at Austin. His work has been published in Asian Survey, Current History, Foreign Affairs, International Security, Security Studies, the Washington Quarterly and the World Policy Journal. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the American Political Science Review, Asian Survey, Asian Security, Current History, The India Review, International Security, Pacific Affairs and Security Studies and the founding editor of Asian Security and The India Review. Professor Ganguly has been a Fellow and a Guest Scholar the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, a Visiting Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and the Center on International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of twenty books on South Asia. His most recent books are India Since 1980 (with Rahul Mukherji) published by Cambridge University Press and How Rivalries End (with Karen Rasler and William R. Thompson) published by Columbia University Press. He is currently completing the Oxford Short Introduction to Indian Foreign Policy for Oxford University Press, New Delhi, Deadly Impasse: Indo-Pakistani Relations at the Dawn of New Century for Cambridge University Press and India Ascendent (with William R. Thompson) for Columbia University Press. Professor Ganguly is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York) and the International Institute of Strategic Studies (London).

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