Kanti Prasad Bajpai

Director, Centre on Asia and Globalisation
Wilmar Professor on Asian Studies
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
M.A., Political Science, University of British Colombia

Prof Kanti Bajpai is an expert in Asian security, international security and Indian foreign policy. He was formerly Professor of International Politics at Jawaharlal Nehru University and Professor in the Politics and International Relations of South Asia at Oxford University. He brings with him over 20 years of experience in research on Asia and has held visiting appointments at Columbia University, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Wesleyan University. He has also taught at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

He has published book chapters in the Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy (Oxford University Press, 2015), as well as India’s Grand Strategic Thought and Practice: History, Theory, Cases (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Most recently, he was appointed Distinguished Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi. Prof Kanti writes a regular column for the Times of India (New Delhi). He is currently working on a book on China-India relations.

Research Areas
• Asian security
• China-India relations
• International security
• International water conflicts