5/18/2018 3:58:01 PM
|written By : Team India Se|
Professor C Raja Mohan, one of India’s leading strategic thinkers and commentators, will assume the directorship of the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) at the National University of Singapore from May 21. He will concurrently be a visiting research professor at ISAS.
An expert on South Asian security, great-power relations in Asia and arms control, Professor Mohan is well connected to Singapore and ISAS. He has been a visiting research professor at ISAS since 2012. He was also Professor of South Asian Studies at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University from 2007 to 2009.
Professor Mohan has also held academic appointments at leading institutions globally and is author of several publications. From 2009 to 2010, Professor Mohan was the Henry Alfred Kissinger Chair in Foreign and International Relations at the Library of Congress. Prior to that, he was a professor of South Asian Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. He was a member of India’s National Security Advisory Board. He also served as the diplomatic editor and Washington correspondent of the Hindu. He is the foreign affairs columnist for the Indian Express daily.
Professor Mohan was the founding director of Carnegie India, a Delhi-based research centre.
Professor Mohan holds a PhD in International Relations (Strategic Studies and Arms Control) from JNU. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, physics and chemistry and a master’s degree in nuclear physics from Andhra University, India.
Welcoming Professor Mohan to ISAS, Ambassador Gopinath Pillai, ISAS’ Chairman, stated, “ISAS has made great strides in the last decade or so. It is important for us to further extend our imprint across South Asia through engagement and research relevant to our stakeholders and policymakers, in particular, and the global academic and research fraternity, in general. I strongly believe that Professor Mohan is well qualified to do that for ISAS. He comes with a wealth of experience on South Asia and its relations with the global powers.”
Professor Mohan takes over from Professor Subrata Kumar Mitra who has returned to Heidelberg, Germany, after completing his three-year appointment at ISAS. Professor Mitra will continue to contribute to ISAS as a visiting research professor.