Dr Amrita Narlikar

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Dr Amrita Narlikar’s research expertise lies in the areas of international negotiation, World Trade Organization, multilateralism, and India’s foreign policy & strategic thought. 

Amrita is non-resident Senior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation. She is also Honorary Fellow of Darwin College, University of Cambridge and non-resident Distinguished Fellow at the Australia India Institute, University of Melbourne. Amrita served as the President of the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) from 2014 to 2024, and simultaneously held a full (W3) Professorship in International Relations at Hamburg University. Prior to moving to Germany, Amrita taught at the University of Cambridge, where she was a fully tenured “Reader” in International Political Economy (regularized to “Professor” under the university’s internationally aligned system). 

She read for her M.Phil. and D.Phil. at Balliol, Oxford, and also held a Junior Research Fellowship at St John’s College, Oxford. 

Some of Amrita’s books include (co-authored with Aruna Narlikar and Amitabh Mattoo) Strategic Choices, Ethical Dilemmas: Stories from the Mahabharat, Penguin Random House, 2023; (guest-edited with Daniel Drezner) The How Not To Guide for International Relations, International AffairsCentenary Special Issue, September 2022; Poverty Narratives and Power Paradoxes in International Trade Negotiations and Beyond, Cambridge University Press, 2020; and (co-authored with Aruna Narlikar) Bargaining with a Rising India: Lessons from the Mahabharat, Oxford University Press, 2014.

Email: amritanarlikarglobal@gmail.com