Amitav Acharya

Professor, The Boeing Company Chair in International Relations (2016-2017) (2017-2018)


Amitav Acharya is the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance and Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C., and the Chair of its ASEAN Studies Initiative. He is author of Whose Ideas Matter? (Cornell 2009), The Making of Southeast Asia (Cornell 2013), Rethinking Power, Institutions and Ideas in World Politics (Routledge 2013) and The End of American World Order (Polity 2014, Oxford 2015). He was a Fellow of the Asia Center, Harvard University, and a Fellow of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He was elected to the Christensen Fellowship at St Catherine’s College, Oxford University in 2012 and held the inaugural Nelson Mandela Visiting Professorship in International Relations at Rhodes University, South Africa during 2012-13. He is the first non-Western scholar to be elected as the President (for 2014-15) of the International Studies Association (ISA), the largest and most well-known scholarly association in international studies worldwide. He has contributed op-eds to foreignaffairs.comWashington Post (Monkey Cage Blog), International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, Japan Times, Jakarta Post, Indian Express, and Times of India and interviewed by CNN International, BBC World Service, CNBC, Channel News Asia, Radio Australia, and Al Jazeera TV on current affairs.

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