Professor Amitav Acharya has been awarded the Astor Visiting Lectureship by the University of Oxford to deliver lectures and workshops, and to offer strategic advice on the establishment of the Southeast Asian Studies Centre.
Amitav Acharya is Distinguished Professor of International Relations and the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, D.C.
Professor Acharya’s scholarship focuses on issues related to global governance and world order as well as theories of International Relations (IR). He combines a disciplinary approach to IR with area studies, especially related to Southeast Asia. He has made distinctive contributions to IR in areas of norm diffusion/localization and comparative regionalism. He is especially known for his work on Global International Relations (GIR) whose principles and pathways seek to deliver greater diversity and analytical depth to a traditionally Euro- and US-centric discipline.
Professor Acharya’s work spans Area Studies and International Relations and will appeal, especially, to graduate students in both OSGA and DPIR.