Prof. Sujit Dutta, is a Distinguished Fellow and the Editor of the quarterly journal, National Security at the Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi. .

He was senior Professor and held the Mahatma Gandhi Chair, Peace and Conflict studies at the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (retd.), Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi-- the country’s leading academic institution for conflict and peace studies. His work at the Centre and as the Chair spanned teaching, research, Ph.D guidance, lectures, conference participation, and writing on themes relating to conflict analysis and peace building.

Prof. Dutta is a political scientist and an international affairs specialist. His areas of expertise and current work include Conflict Analysis, India-China relations, Chinese politics and security policies, Indian Strategic Thought, India’s Foreign Policy and National Security, Theories of War and Peace, and Indo-Pacific security.

Dutta is a former Senior Fellow and head of the East Asian Studies Programme at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), India’s premier think tank on strategic and security studies. He also edited the leading strategic studies and international affairs journal, Strategic Analysis, 2005-2008, and transformed it into a refereed international journal published by Routledge.

Prof. Dutta has published a large number of research papers and chapters in books, and has edited the book India and the World: Strategic Thought—the Formative Years. His articles have been published by leading journals such as the Washington Quarterly, RAND Corporation, Strategic Analysis, China Report, National Security, etc.

Dutta has been a member of India-China Eminent Persons’ Group (2001-2005) set up by the two governments to deepen engagement and peace, and the National Security Council Task Force on China (2006-07), Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific Working Group on Confidence Building Measures (1994-1999), and other high-level bodies devoted to international peace and security building. He has been consulted by the MEA and the National Security Council, US Senators, British and French members of Parliament, Ambassadors, the US Office of Net Assessment and other international policy making institutions on India’s strategic thinking and policies, India-China Relations, India’s Look East and Act East Policy, nuclear policies, etc.

He was a Senior Fellow at the prestigious United States Institute of Peace, Washington D.C in 1997-98, and a Visiting Professor at the Catholic University, Brussels, and visiting scholar at the Institute for National Defense Higher Education (IHEDN), Paris, among others.

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