- Amitav Acharya is the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance and Distinguished 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.com, Washington 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.
Dr. Acharya's academic interests cover Southeast Asia,multilateralism and global governance, human security, and international relations theory. His current affairs commentaries cover such topics as Asian regionalism, Asian security, the war on terror, and the rise of China and India.
- International Organization
- International Security
- World Politics
- International Studies Quarterly
- Journal of Peace Research
- Pacific Affairs
- Pacific Review
- Global Governance
- Financial Times
- Foreign Affairs Today
- Washington Post (Monkey Cage)
- Washington Quarterly
- YaleGlobal Online
His international media appearances have been with CNN International, BBC World Service, CNBC and Channel News Asia (Singapore).
- Constructing Global Order: Agency and Change in World Politics (Cambridge, 2018)
- The End of American World Order (Polity 2014, 2018, Oxford 2015. Chinese Translation, Shanghai People's Press, 2017)
- Why Govern: Rethinking Demand and Progress in Global Governance (edited, Cambridge, 2016)
- Rethinking Power, Institutions and Ideas in World Politics: Whose IR. Routledge 2014.
- The Making of Southeast Asia: International Relations of a Region. Cornell. 2013.
- Non-Western International Relations Theory: Perspectives On and Beyond Asia. Routledge, 2010. Co-edited
- Whose Ideas Matter: Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism. Cornell, 2009.
- Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia. Routledge, 2001, 2009, 2014.
- Crafting Cooperation: Regional International Institutions in Comparative Politics. Cambridge, 2007. Co-edited.
- Reassessing Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific. MIT, 2007. Co-edited.
- The Quest for Identity: International Relations of Southeast Asia. Oxford, 2000. .
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Amitav Acharya is the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance and Chair of the ASEAN Studies Center. Previously, he was professor of Global Governance at the University of Bristol, Professor at York University, Toronto, and at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, fellow of the Harvard University Asia Center, and fellow of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. His recent books include Whose Ideas Matter? (Cornell, 2009) ; Beyond Iraq: The Future of World Order (co-edited, World Scientific, 2011); Non-Western International Relations Theory (co-edited, Routledge, 2010); and The Making of Southeast Asia (Cornell, 2011). Acharya has contributed op-eds to foreignaffairs.com, International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, Japan Times, Jakarta Post, Indian Express, and Times of India and scholarly articles to International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Asian Studies, and World Politics. He has been interviewed by CNN International, BBC World Service, CNBC, Channel News Asia, Radio Australia, Al Jazeera TV on current affairs, among other media outlets.