Amrita Narlikar

President, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Amrita Narlikar is the President of the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), and Professor of International Relations. She is Honorary Fellow of Darwin College, University of Cambridge, and non-resident Senior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation. Prior to moving to Hamburg, she held the position of Reader in International Political Economy at the University of Cambridge and a Fellowship at Darwin College. She was also Senior Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford from 2003 to 2014.
Amrita was awarded her MPhil and DPhil from Oxford University (Balliol), and was then appointed to a Junior Research Fellowship at St John’s, Oxford. She also has intellectual roots at the School of International Studies, JNU, and St. Stephen’s College.
Amrita has authored/edited eleven books. Her most recent book has been published by Cambridge University Press (Poverty Narratives in International Trade Negotiations and Beyond, New York: CUP, 2020). Her previous books include: Bargaining with a Rising India: Lessons from the Mahabharata (co-authored) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014; The Oxford Handbook on the World Trade Organization (co-edited) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012; Deadlocks in Multilateral Negotiations: Causes and Solutions (edited), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
The policy relevance of her research brings Amrita into frequent and close exchange with practitioners. She has authored several policy briefs — e.g. for Munich Security Times, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, CIGI, Commonwealth Secretariat etc., and has had her expertise cited in a range of media outlets — e.g. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Der Tagesspiegel, Die Welt, Spiegel Online, Deutsche Welle, NDR, BBC, and others.
For an overview of Amrita’s media appearances and policy activities, please see: https://www.giga-hamburg.de/en/team/narlikar .

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