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Sumit Ganguly

Professor of Political Science, Indiana University
Rabindranath Tagore Chair, Indian Cultures and Civilizations

sganguly@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7980
SPEA Room 412


Education
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984
M.A., Political Science, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1978
B.A., English and Political Science, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky, 1977

Professional Experience

  • Rabindranath Tagore Chair, Indian Cultures and Civilizations, 2003-present
  • Professor of Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2003-present
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Environmental and Public Affairs, Indiana University Bloomington, 2011-present
  • Visiting Fellow, German Institute of International and Area Studies, Hamburg, Summer 2011
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Institute for Defense Studies and Analyses, New Delhi, Fall 2010
  • Ngee Ann Professor of International Relations, Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Spring 2010
  • Visiting Fellow, Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, Summer 2009
  • Director of Research, Center on American and Global Security, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2007-2011
  • Asia Chair, Sciences-Po, Paris, France, May 2006
  • Director, Dhar India Studies Program, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2003-2011
  • Professor, Departments of Asian Studies and Government, University of Texas, Austin, 2000-2003

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • American Institute of Indian Studies, grant (with Benjamin Cohen) for a conference on regionalism in India, 2012
  • Smith Richardson Foundation, grant (with William Thompson) for a book on institutional efficacy in India, 2012
  • U.S. Army War College, grant for conference on Asian Rivalries, November 2009
  • Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, Government of India, Chennai, India, January 2009
  • Asia Foundation, grant for conference on India’s foreign policy, October 2008
  • U.S. Army War College, grant for conference on learning from India’s experiences in counter-insurgency, October 2007
  • National Defense University, grant for conference on learning from India’s experiences in counter-insurgency, October 2007
  • Medal of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, Rimini, Italy, October 2006
  • U.S. Army War College, grant for conference on nuclear deterrence in South Asia, April 2007
  • Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi), two grants for conference on the state of India Studies in the United States, fall 2004 and fall 2005
  • U.S. Army War College, grant for conference on U.S.-India security ties, April 2005
  • Asia Foundation, grant for conference on U.S.-India security ties, April 2005
  • Cooperative Monitoring Center, Sandia National Laboratory, grant for conference on U.S.-India security ties, April 2005
  • Asia Foundation, grant for conference on Kashmir, February 2003
  • Cooperative Monitoring Center, Sandia National Laboratory, grant for conference on Kashmir, February 2003
  • Asia Foundation, grant for conference on Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests, fall 2000
  • Cooperative Monitoring Center, Sandia National Laboratory, grant for conference on Indian and Pakistani nuclear tests, fall 2000
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York, research grant for work on the sources of conflict between India and Pakistan, June 1999–August 2000
  • Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, research fellowship, October 1999–June 2000
  • United States Institute of Peace, research grant for a comparative study of ethnic policies in Sri Lanka and Malaysia, January 1998–August 1998
  • Professional Staff Congress, City University of New York, grant for field research in Sri Lanka and Malaysia, January 1998
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, guest scholar research appointment for a comparative study of ethnic policies in Sri Lanka and Malaysia, July–August 1997
  • Smithsonian Institution, American Institute for Indian Studies, short-term fellowship for the study of the Eleventh General Election in India, May 1996
  • Professional Staff Congress, City University of New York, grant for field research on contemporary insurgency in Kashmir, January 1995
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, fellowship to study the contemporary insurgency in Kashmir, Washington, D.C., September 1993–July 1994
  • W. Alton Jones Foundation, grant for a study of Confidence-Building Measures in South Asia (with Ted Greenwood, former Director, International Security Policy Program, Columbia University), 1993–1995
  • Professional Staff Congress, City University of New York, research grant for a study of the origins, evolution, and possible resolution of the Kashmir crisis, 1992
  • United States Institute of Peace, research grant for a study of the Sino-Indian border dispute, 1991–1992 (deferred to 1992–1993 to coincide with sabbatical year)
  • Smithsonian Institution, American Institute for Indian Studies, short-term fellowship for the study of the Tenth General Election in India, May–June 1991
  • Professional Staff Congress, City University of New York, research grant for a study of the Sino-Indian border dispute, 1988–1989
  • Eugene Lang Fellowship, Hunter College, Spring 1989
  • Smithsonian Institution, American Institute for Indian Studies, short-term fellowship for the study of the Ninth General Election in India, November–December 1989
  • Professional Staff Congress, City University of New York, research grant for a study of the Sino-Indian border dispute, 1987–1988
  • Smithsonian Institution, American Institute for Indian Studies, short-term fellowship for a study of the Sino-Indian border dispute, June–July 1988
  • Professional Staff Congress, City University of New York, research grant for a study of the origins of the Punjab crisis, summer 1987

Professional Interests
International Relations and World Politics, Comparative Politics (South Asia, Southeast Asia), Ethnopolitics, Regional Security, Nuclear Strategy and Arms Control, Counterinsurgency and Counterterrorism

Selected Publications
Full Vita

Books

  • The Oxford Short Introduction to Indian Foreign Policy. Under contract with Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
  • Deadly Impasse: Trust and Mistrust in Indo-Pakistani Relations. Under contract with Cambridge University Press.
  • Asian Rivalries: Conflict, Escalation and Limits on Two-Level Games. Co-editor with William Thompson. Stanford University Press, 2011.
  • India since 1980. Co-author with Rahul Mukherjee. Cambridge University Press, 2011.
  • India, Pakistan and the Bomb: Debating Nuclear Stability in South Asia. Co-author with Paul Kapur, Columbia University Press, 2010.
  • The Routledge Handbook of Asian Security. Co-editor with Andrew Scobell and Joseph Liow. London: Routledge, 2009.
  • India’s Foreign Policy: Retrospect and Prospect. Editor. Oxford University Press (New Delhi), 2009.
  • India and Counterinsurgency: Lessons Learned. Co-editor with David Fidler. London: Routledge, 2009.
Articles and Book Chapters
  • “Jihad as Grand Strategy: Pakistan and Islamist Militancy in South Asia,” (with S. Paul Kapur), International Security, forthcoming summer 2012.
  • “The Indian Elephant,” (with Manjeet S. Pardesi) in Donette Murray and David Brown, eds. in Multipolarity in the 21st. Century: A New World Order (London: Routledge: forthcoming 2012).
  • “Corruption in India: An Enduring Legacy,” Journal of Democracy, January 2012, 23:1, 138-148.
  • “Counterinsurgency in India,” (with David P. Fidler) in Paul B. Rich and Isabelle Duyesteyn, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Insurgency and Counterinsurgency (London: Routledge, 2012).
  • “US Policy Toward South Asia,” in Ali Ahmed, Jagannath P. Panda and Prashant K. Singh, eds. Towards A New Asian Order (New Delhi: Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis, 2012).
  • “Piety and Politics: Religious Leadership and the Conflict in Kashmir,” (with Praveen Swami), in Timothy Sisk ed. Between Tolerance and Terror (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2011).
  • “The Balance of Power in South Asia,” in B.J.C. McKercher, ed. The Routledge Handbook of Diplomacy and Statecraft (London: Routledge, 2011).
  • “The Road From Pokhran II,” in Bhumitra Chakma, ed. The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011), pp.29-37.
  • “Asian Security, Chinese and Indian Power and Nuclear Non-Proliferation,” (with David Fidler) in Ajay Lele and Namrata Goswami, eds., Imagining Asia in 2030: Trends , Scenarios and Alternatives (New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2011).
  • “When India Starved and Britain Stood By: A Review Essay,” Current History, April 2011, 110:735, 165-166.
  • India and Eastphalia,” (with David P. Fidler), Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Winter 2010, 17:1, 147-164.
  • “Prospects for Democracy and Democratization in Asia: Politico-Economic and Radical Islamist Challenges,” (with Manjeet S. Pardesi) in Ashley J. Tellis, Andrew Marble and Travis Tanner eds. Strategic Asia 2010-11 (Seattle: National Bureau of Asian Research, 2010).
  • “The Evolving US-China-India Triangular Relationship,” (with Manjeet S. Pardesi) Centre for Land Warfare Studies Journal (New Delhi), Summer 2010.
  • “South Asia and Foreign Policy,” (with Manjeet.S. Pardesi) in Robert A. Denemark ed. The International Studies Encyclopedia (Boston: Blackwell, 2010).
  • “If the Pakistanis Strike Again,” Current History, April 2010.
  • “Pakistan: Neither State Nor Nation,” in Jacques Bertrand and Andre Laliberte, eds. Multination States in Asia: Accommodation or Resistance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).
  • "India and Pakistan: The Origins of Their Different Politico-Military Trajectories,” (with Manjeet S. Pardesi), India Review, January-March 2010, (9:1, 38-67).
  • “Indian Security Policy,” in Myriam Dunn Cavelty and Victor Mauer eds. The Routledge Handbook of Security Studies. London: Routledge, 2010.
  • “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Islamist Militancy in South Asia” (with S. Paul Kapur), The Washington Quarterly (January 2010, 33:1, 47-59).
  • “India Pakistan Rivalry in Afghanistan” (with Nicolas Howenstein), Journal of International Affairs (Fall/Winter 2009, 63:1, 127-140).
  • "A Vote to Stay the Course,” Journal of Democracy (Volume 20:4, October 2009, 79-88).
  • “Eastphalia Rising? Asian Influence and the Fate of Human Security” (with David Fidler and Sun Won Kim), World Policy Journal (Vol 26, No 2, Summer 2009, 52-64).
  • "Explaining Sixty Years of India's Foreign Policy" (with Manjeet S. Pardesi), India Review (Volume 8, Number 1, January-March 2009, 1-16).
  • “India in 2008,” Asian Survey, (January/February 2009, Volume 49:1, 39-52).