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CIPOD organises a seminar by Rahul Tripathi

CIPOD organises a seminar by Rahul Tripathi

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Jawaharlal Nehru University
School of International Studies


Cordially invites all for a seminar by


Rahul Tripathi
Professor in Political Science
D.D. Kosambi School of Social Sciences and Behavioural Studies, Goa University




Does Indian IR engage enough with International Economics?


CHAIR: Moushumi Basu
IO Division, CIPOD


18 November 2022 (Friday)
11 am – 1 pm
Room No. 344, SIS- II


International Political Economy (IPE) also known as Global political economy as a sub-discipline of International Relations has traversed an interesting five decade journey since Susan Strange wrote the seminal article in International Affairs (April 1970) International Economics and International Relations : A Case of mutual Neglect, where she lamented ‘the growing gap between the study of International Economics and International Politics’ at a time when the changes taking place were far too rapid and ideal to develop a modern discipline of ‘International Political Economy’. It set the ball rolling for the new discipline, which gradually developed firm roots, adapted theoretical principles and spawned research across the (primarily) western world on political imperatives behind the global economy and vice versa. Today IPE is a fairly well established branch of study in IR programmes across the world and even has independent status in the University system at many places. The present talk looks at how the discipline has taken roots and evolved in India, particularly within the conventional political science and international relations programmes in the Indian Universities system based on the ongoing work of the author. The focus of the talk would also be on examining the extent and depth to which Indian IR scholars have dealt with issues of International Economics by way of economic theories, data and methodology in areas of global trade, regional cooperation, climate change and cyberspace by looking at both the content of the courses taught on IPE in Indian Universities and also the writings that appear in leading Indian IR journals. It also tries to look at the converse relation, i.e. whether work on IR informs the contemporary Indian research on International Economics.


Prof. Rahul Tripathi is presently a Professor of Political Science at the newly constituted D.D. Kosambi School of Social Sciences and Behavioural Studies, Goa University . He had been  teaching at the erstwhile Department of Political Science since 2000, which he headed since 2015 , mandated to teach papers on International Relations, India’s Foreign Policy, International Political Economy and South Asia.

A warm welcome to the modified and updated website of the Centre for East Asian Studies. The East Asian region has been at the forefront of several path-breaking changes since 1970s beginning with the redefining the development architecture with its State-led development model besides emerging as a major region in the global politics and a key hub of the sophisticated technologies. The Centre is one of the thirteen Centres of the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi that provides a holistic understanding of the region.

Initially, established as a Centre for Chinese and Japanese Studies, it subsequently grew to include Korean Studies as well. At present there are eight faculty members in the Centre. Several distinguished faculty who have now retired include the late Prof. Gargi Dutt, Prof. P.A.N. Murthy, Prof. G.P. Deshpande, Dr. Nranarayan Das, Prof. R.R. Krishnan and Prof. K.V. Kesavan. Besides, Dr. Madhu Bhalla served at the Centre in Chinese Studies Programme during 1994-2006. In addition, Ms. Kamlesh Jain and Dr. M. M. Kunju served the Centre as the Documentation Officers in Chinese and Japanese Studies respectively.

The academic curriculum covers both modern and contemporary facets of East Asia as each scholar specializes in an area of his/her interest in the region. The integrated course involves two semesters of classes at the M. Phil programme and a dissertation for the M. Phil and a thesis for Ph. D programme respectively. The central objective is to impart an interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding of history, foreign policy, government and politics, society and culture and political economy of the respective areas. Students can explore new and emerging themes such as East Asian regionalism, the evolving East Asian Community, the rise of China, resurgence of Japan and the prospects for reunification of the Korean peninsula. Additionally, the Centre lays great emphasis on the building of language skills. The background of scholars includes mostly from the social science disciplines; History, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, International Relations and language.

Several students of the centre have been recipients of prestigious research fellowships awarded by Japan Foundation, Mombusho (Ministry of Education, Government of Japan), Saburo Okita Memorial Fellowship, Nippon Foundation, Korea Foundation, Nehru Memorial Fellowship, and Fellowship from the Chinese and Taiwanese Governments. Besides, students from Japan receive fellowship from the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.