President, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies; Professor, University of Hamburg.
Amrita Narlikar is the President of the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies and Professor at the University of Hamburg.
Prof. Narlikar came to the GIGA from the University of Cambridge, where she was Reader in International Political Economy and the Founding Director of the Centre for Rising Powers. She was a Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge. She also has intellectual roots at the University of Oxford, where she read International Relations at Balliol for her M.Phil. and D.Phil., and also held a Junior Research Fellowship at St John’s College, Oxford. The big advantage of being from both Oxford and Cambridge is that one has a very high probability of emerging as winner in the prestigious Oxbridge boat race!
Prof. Narlikar has had several books published with prestigious publishing houses, including Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press. She has authored/ co-authored four books, edited/ co-edited three books, and guest edited/ co-edited two journal special issues. Prof. Narlikar has also had over 50 papers published as articles or book chapters in international journals and agenda-setting books. Her research expertise lies in the areas of international trade, rising powers, and multilateral negotiations. She also maintains a strong research interest in India’s foreign policy and economy, Sanskrit, and Indian philosophy.