Amitav Acharya

Position : Professor at the School of International Service
Organization : American University

Amitav Acharya is the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance and Distinguished Professor at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC. He was the inaugural Boeing Company Chair in International Relations at the Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University during 2016-18. He has held fellowships at Harvard’s Asia Center and John F. Kennedy School of Government, and was elected to the Christensen Fellowship at Oxford. His recent books include Constructing Global Order (Cambridge, 2018), The End of American World Order (Polity, 2014, 2018), and East of India, South of China: Sino-Indian Encounters in Southeast Asia (Oxford 2017). He is the first non-Western scholar to be elected as President of the International Studies Association (ISA), the largest and most influential global network in international studies. He received two Distinguished Scholar Awards from the ISA, one in 2015 from its Global South Caucus for his contribution to non-Western IR theory and “inclusion” in international studies, and another in 2018 from ISA’s International Organization Section that recognizes “scholars of exceptional merit whose influence, intellectual works and mentorship will likely continue to impact the field for years to come”.

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