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Current Position: Professor in the Politics and International Relations
of South Asia at both the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the Department of Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Oxford

Speaking in: Second Week, Michaelmas 2009
Speaking on: India’s Grand Strategy:  Three Schools of Thought

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Professor Kanti Bajpai is currently Professor in the Politics and International Relations of South Asia, Oxford University. and is a regular commentator in the Indian press and radio and television where he specializes on international affairs and Indian foreign and security policy.

From July 2003 to March 2009, he was Headmaster, The Doon School, Dehra Dun, India. Before that, from 1994 to 2003, he was Professor of International Politics in the Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.  He was Chairman of the Centre in 1997-98 and 2003.

Profesor Bajpai has taught at the Maharajah Sayajirao University of Baroda (1989- 91), and was a visiting scholar at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1992-93.

He has also held various fellowships.  In 1993-94, he was Resident Fellow of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi.  He was Visiting Fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace, Notre Dame University and at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. in 2000-1.  In May-June 2002, he was Visiting Fellow at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), Canberra.

Additionally, Professor Bajpai has served on various consultative committees, is on the Mentoring Committee of the Nehru Memorial Museum, New Delhi, and is a Trustee of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi.

Professor Bajpai’s most recent book is 'Roots of Terrorism'. He is presently finishing books on Indian strategic thought and India-US relations.  His research focuses on international security, Indian foreign and security policy, and South Asia.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 April 2010 )
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