Professor Amrita Narlikar

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

Amrita moved to Germany in 2014 to take up the Presidency of the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) from the University of Cambridge, where she had held a fully tenured “Readership” (regularized to “Professorship” 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.