Dr. Acharya, Amitav

Position 
Associate Research Fellow
Nationality 
United States
At UNU-CRIS 
01/10/2009 to 31/12/2016
Biographical Statement 

Dr. Amitav Acharya was an Associate Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS until the end of December 2016.

He is Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC. He is also Chair of the University’s ASEAN Studies Center. His previous appointments include Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Centre for Governance and International Affairs at the University of Bristol, Professor, Deputy Director and Head of Research of the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto, Fellow of the Harvard University Asia Center, and Fellow of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Professor Acharya’s publications number over 20 books and 200 journal and magazine articles. His books include: US Military Strategy in the Gulf (Routledge 1989); A New Regional Order in Southeast Asia (IISS 1993); New Challenges for ASEAN (UBC 1995); The Quest for Identity: International Relations of Southeast Asia (Oxford 2000); Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia (Routledge 2001, 2009); Asia Pacific Security Cooperation (M.E. Sharpe 2004); Crafting Cooperation: Regional International Institutions in Comparative Politics (Cambridge 2007); Reassessing Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (MIT 2007) Singapore’s Foreign Policy; The Search for Regional Order (World Scientific 2007); The Age of Fear: Power Versus Principle in the War on Terror (New Delhi: Rupa and Co. and Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, 2004), Asia Rising: Who is Leading? (Singapore and New York: World Scientific, 2007). His most recent book is Whose Ideas Matter: Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism (Cornell, 2009). He has published in journals including International Organization, International Security, World Politics, Journal of Peace Research, Pacific Affairs, and Washington Quarterly.

His international media appearances have been with CNN International, BBC World Service, CNBC and Channel News Asia (Singapore). He current affairs commentaries have appeared in Financial Times, Foreign Affairs (Online); International Herald Tribune, Straits Times, The Nation, Jakarta Post, Canberra Times, Far Eastern Economic Review, Japan Times, and Yale Global Online covering such topics as Asian security, the war on terror, and the rise of China and India.