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Dr. Amit Singh

Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science

Mobile: +91-9811103698

Email: amitsinghjnu@gmail.com

Blog: http://amitsinghjnu.blogspot.com/

Educational Qualification

PhD

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PhD on “India’s Diaspora Policy: A Case Study Of Indians In Malaysia”, from Centre for South, Central, South East Asia and South West Pacific Studies (CSCSEASWPS), School of International Studies (SIS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi in 2010.

Bhasha Indonesia

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Certificate of Proficiency in Bhasha Indonesia from School of Language, Literature & Cultural Studies, JNU, 2008.

M. Phil.

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M.Phil. on “Indian Diaspora: A Case Study of Fiji” from CSCSEASWPS, SIS, JNU, 2004.

UGC-NET

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Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) in June 2005, held by the University Grants Commission (UGC).

M.A.

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Post Graduated in Politics with specialisation in International Relations from Centre for Politics in International Studies, SIS, JNU, 2002.

B.A.

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Graduate with Honours in Political Science from Zakir Husain College, University of Delhi, 1999.

Career Profile

Experience

 

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Amity School of Liberal Arts, Amity University, Gurgaon, from July 23, 2014 – May 5, 2015.
  • Resource Person, Antar Rashtriya Sahayog Parishad (ARSP), New Delhi, from February 14, 2014 – July 22, 2014.
  • Associate Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation (NMF), New Delhi, from January 2010 – February 2014.
  • Assistant Editor, Making Waves: Fortnightly e-News Brief of NMF, from August 2012 – February 2014.
  • Web Coordinator, NMF Website (http://www.maritimeindia.org/), from August 2012-Feburary 2013.
  • Guest Lecturer, Post Graduate Diploma in Management, FORE School of Management, New Delhi, June 2013.
  • Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc), Department of Political Science, Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi, from October 17, 2011-November 18, 2011 and January 11, 2012-May 21, 2012.
  • Assistant Professor (Ad-hoc), Department of Political Science, Motilal Nehru College, University of Delhi, from August 19, 2010-September 29, 2010 and January 4, 2011-June 7, 2011.
  • Guest Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi, from August 11, 2010-December 24, 2010.
  • Visiting Scholar in Yayasan Strategik Sosial, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2008.

Membership of Academic Organisations/Institutions:

  • Honorary Director, The India Institute (TII), New Delhi.
  • Joint Secretary, Organisation of Diaspora Initiatives (ODI), New Delhi.
  • Conference Coordinator, ODI International, New Delhi.
  • National Advisory Council Member, Centre for Human Security Studies, Hyderabad.
  • Editorial Advisor, The Nationalist, E-Journal of the Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation, New Delhi, since December 2015.

 

 

Areas of Specialization / Interest

Indian Politics, International Relations, India’s Foreign Policy, Indian Diaspora, Defence & Maritime, Southeast Asia and Southwest Pacific.

Subjects Taught

  • Constitutional Democracy and Government in India
  • Political Process in India
  • Indian Government and Politics
  • Nationalism in India
  • International Relations
  • India’s Foreign Policy
  • South Asian Politics
Research Projects (Major Grants/Research Collaboration)

Co-Investigator, Folk Theater Project (Star Innovation Project of University of Delhi)

Publications Profile

Research Papers in Academic Journals:

  • “Indian Diaspora as a Factor in India-Malaysia Relations” in Diaspora Studies, Vol. 7 no.2, 2014, Routledge: London, (ISSN: 0973-9572).
  • “Diaspora as a Factor in India-Myanmar” in Maritime Affairs, Vol. 9 no.2, winter 2013, Routledge: London, (ISSN: 0973-3159).
  • “Indian Diaspora in Myanmar”, World Focus, October 2013, New Delhi, (ISSN: 2230-8458).
  • “Emerging Trends in India-Myanmar Relations”, in Maritime Affairs, Vol. 8 no.2, winter 2012, Routledge: London, (ISSN: 0973-3159).
  • “South China Sea Disputes: Regional Issue, Global Concerns”, in Maritime Affairs, Vol. 8 no.1, summer 2012, Routledge: London, (ISSN: 0973-3159).
  • “India’s Look East Policy and the Indian Diaspora”, World Focus, October 2010, New Delhi and Reprinted in January 2012, (ISSN: 2231-0185).
  • “India-Malaysia Strategic Relations”, in Maritime Affairs, Vol. 7 no.1, summer 2011, Routledge: London, (ISSN: 0973-3159).
  • “Indian Diaspora as a Factor in India-Myanmar Relations: Implications for SAARC”, World Focus, July 2010, New Delhi.
  • “Ethnic Indians in India’s Diaspora Policy” in the special edition of VIKALP, Dr. Mookerjee Smruti Nyas on February 2010 New Delhi.

Chapters in Books: 

  • “South China Sea Dispute: An Indian Perspective” in ‘India's Look East to Act East Policy: Tracking the Opportunities and Challenges in The Indo-Pacific’ eds. By Prof. Manmohini Kaul and Dr. Anushree Chakraborty, Pentagon Press: New Delhi, 2016, (ISBN: 9788182748477).
  • “India–Myanmar Relations: The Context of Indian Diaspora from History to the Present” in ‘India-Myanmar Relations: Historical Links to Contemporary convergences’ ed. by Prof. Lipi Ghosh, Paragon International Publishers: New Delhi, 2015, (ISBN: 9789383154265).
  • “Ethnic Indians in India’s Look East Policy” in ‘India Migration Report 2014: Diaspora and Development’, ed. by S. Irudaya Rajan, Routledge: London, 2014, (ISBN: 9781138788190).
  • “India's Energy Security and South China Sea: A Maritime Perspective”, in ‘Strategising Energy: An Asian Perspective’, ed. by Dr. Sreemati Ganguli, Knowledge World: New Delhi, 2014, (ISBN: 9789381904930).
  •  “South China Sea Dispute: Policy Options for India and New Zealand”, in ‘India and New Zealand in a Rising Asia: Issues and Perspective’, eds. by Prof. Manmohini Kaul and Dr. Vibhanshu Shekhar, Pentagon Press: New Delhi, 2012, (ISBN: 9788182746527).
  • “India’s Diaspora Policy: A Malaysian Experience”, in ‘Rising India in the Changing Asia-Pacific: Strategies and Challenges’, eds. by Prof. Ganganath Jha and Dr. Vibhanshu Shekhar, Pentagon Press: New Delhi, 2012, (ISBN: 9788182745896).
  • “Myanmar’s SAARC Aspiration: The Role of Indian Diaspora”, in “Perspectives: Asia-Pacific”, Proceedings of the 5th Biennial International Conference, Sikkim, 2010, Indian Association for Asian & Pacific Studies: Kolkata, 2012.
  • “Problems of Indian Diaspora in Fiji”, in ‘Emerging India in Asia-Pacific’, ed. by Prof. Y. Yagama Reddy, New Century Publications: New Delhi, 2007, (ISBN: 8177081292).

Commentaries:

  • “India's Energy Interest in the South China Sea”, NMF, July 04, 2013.
  • “13th General Election Could Mark A Political Transition in Malaysia”, NMF, April 29, 2013.
  • “Flourishing Ties between India and Myanmar”, NMF, February 28, 2013.
  • “The All New Myanmar”, Published by the NMF on January 04, 2012.
  • “South China Sea Dispute and India”, Published by the SAEA Group, Singapore on September 25, 2011.
  • “South China Sea Dispute: A New Area of Global Tension”, Published by the NMF on July 20, 2011.
  • “India-Russia Defence and Strategic Ties”, Published by the NMF on April 23, 2010.
  • “Indians Down Under”, Published by the NMF on February 25, 2010.
  • “Threat to Multiculturalism in Australia” Published by Organiser on August 9, 2009.
  • “Jeopardising Australian Multiculturalism” Published by Voice of India on June 7, 2009.
  • “The Indian Diaspora as a Factor in India-Malaysia Relations” Published by Institute of Peace & Conflict Studies (IPCS-Article no. 2349) on August 7, 2007.
Conference Participation / Presentations

Lectures/Presentations Abroad

  • Delivered a Lecture on “China Factor in India-ASEAN Relations” hosted by Centre of Southeast, South & West Asia, Yunnan University of Nationalities on September 26, 2014, Kunming, China.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “The Economic Impacts of India’s ‘Enhanced’ Look East Policy” hosted by School of Development Studies (SDS), Yunnan University on September 26, 2014, Kunming, China.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “India’s Look East Policy in New Era: Opportunities and Challenges” hosted by Institute for South Asian Studies (ISAS) of Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences (YASS) on November 28, 2013, Kunming, China.
  • Presented a Paper on “Southeast Asia-India Maritime Cooperation: Closing the Gaps” in the 6th RSIS-NMF Bilateral Workshop on ‘Changing Directions & Closing the Gaps’, organised by S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and the National Maritime Foundation (NMF) on November 18, 2013, Singapore.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “India’s Diaspora Policy: A Case Study of Indians in Malaysia”, in Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) on 10th May 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Indians in Fiji” hosted by Yayasan Strategik Sosial on May 07, 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “India’s Diaspora Policy: A Case Study of Indians in Malaysia”, hosted by Yayasan Strategik Sosial on May 07, 2008, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Lectures/Seminars/Conferences/Discussions

 

  • Presented a Paper on “Indian Diaspora as a Strategic Resource for India” in a Panel Discussion on ‘Use of Foreign Policy to Engage Diaspora and Civilisational Strands in Foreign Land’ Organised by Vision India Foundation & OP Jindal University, Sonepat, Haryana on June 21, 2016.
  • Delivered a lecture on “Introduction to Contemporary International Politics” at the Sixth edition of socio-political leadership development programme of Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini at the Centaur Lake View Hotel on May 12, 2016, Srinagar (J&K).
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Evolution and Role of International Organisations, UNO and its Agencies” to the 53rd batch of DANICS Probationers (IAS Officers) at the UTCS on April 7, 2016, New Delhi.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Debates on Internationalism and its effect on traditional notions of Sovereignty” to the 53rd batch of DANICS Probationers (IAS Officers) at the UTCS on April 7, 2016, New Delhi.
  • Presented a Paper on “The South China Sea Dispute: Policy Options for India and Australia” in the International Conference on ‘India-Australia Relations and Evolving Poly-centric World Order’ organised by Australian Studies Programme, School of Social Sciences, IGNOU, New Delhi, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia & Central University of Kerala, Kasaragod on November 26-27, 2015.
  • Participated as a Resource Person in a Symposium on “Indian Diaspora in Mauritius and South Africa” Centre for African Studies, SIS/JNU, New Delhi on April 13, 2015.
  • Participated as an external expert in the brainstorming/exploratory meeting to develop a new course "Migration and Diaspora Study" for Bachelor's Degree programme of IGNOU, New Delhi on March 27, 2015.
  • Moderated a Panel Discussion on “Emerging Dynamics of Modi Government’s Foreign Policy: An Assessment”, Speakers: Gen. (retd.) VK Singh, MOS, External Affairs, India, Prof. Manmohini Kaul, JNU, Prof. Aswini K. Mohapatra, JNU, Dr. Manish Kumar, Senior Journalist and Dr. Stuti Benerjee, ICWA organised by The India Institute, New Delhi on January 17, 2015 at The Constitution Club, New Delhi.
  • Discussant in the session on “Indian Diaspora: Case Studies” in the International Conference on ‘Indian Diaspora in Development of Host and Home Countries: A Comparative Perspective’ organised by Organisation for Diaspora Initiatives & Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on January 10-11, 2015.
  • Presented a Paper on “India’s ‘Act-East’ Policy and its Diaspora as a Strategic Resource” in the International Conference on ‘Indian Diaspora in Development of Host and Home Countries: A Comparative Perspective’ organised by Organisation for Diaspora Initiatives (ODI) and Kadi Sarva Vishwavidyalaya, Gandhinagar, Gujarat on January 10-11, 2015.
  • Participated as a Panellist in the TV Debate on “Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Australia Visit and G20 Summit” along with Amb. Veena Sikri organised by DD Urdu on November 22, 2014.
  • Presented a Paper on “Trans-Pacific Partnership: An Indian Perspective”, in Fellows’ Seminar organised by NMF on October 23, 2013.
  • Presented a Paper on “Indian Diaspora as a Factor in India-Malaysia Relations” in the International Conference on ‘India and its Diasporas: A Comparative Perspective’, organised by ODI in collaboration with, Centre for Africa Studies (CAS), SIS, JNU and IIC, on March 29-30, 2013.
  • Participated as a Panellist in the Round Table on “India and its Diaspora” on organised by the ODI in collaboration with Academic staff College of Jamia Millia Islamia University on February 11, 2013.
  • Presented a Paper on “India’s Myanmar Policy: The Way Forward” in the International Conference on ‘India as an Emerging Power in 21st Century: Possibilities and Challenges before Indian Foreign Policy’, organised by Department of Political Science, Government College Kota, University of Kota, Rajasthan on January 29-31, 2013.
  • Presented a Paper on “Indian Diaspora in India’s Look-East Policy” in the Seminar on ‘Indian Diaspora: Emerging Issues and Challenges’, organised by Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism (GRFDT), CSSS-JNU, New Delhi on June 25, 2012.
  • Presented a Paper on “Emerging Trends in India-Myanmar Relations”, in Fellows’ Seminar organised by NMF on June 20, 2012.
  • Presented a Paper on “India as a Stake Holder in Myanmar” in the Seminar on ‘Democratisation in Burma: Challenges and Prospects’, organised by Institute of Social Sciences and Euro-Burma Office, New Delhi on May18-19, 2012.
  • Presented a Paper on “Indian Diaspora in Malaysia: Challenges and Prospects”, in the Conference on ‘Indian Diaspora Policy: Regional and Linguistic Challenges’, organised by ODI in collaboration with CAS/SIS/JNU on October 12, 2011.
  • Presented a Paper on “South China Sea Dispute: Regional Issue, Global Concerns”, in Fellows’ Seminar organised by NMF on September 21, 2011.
  • Presented a Paper on “Myanmar’s SAARC Aspiration: The Role of Indian Diaspora”, in the 5th Biennial International Conference of the Indian Association of Asia Pacific Studies (IAAPS) organised by Department of International Relations and the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies and Management, Sikkim University, Gangtok on Dec. 11-12, 2010.
  • Presented a Paper on “India-Malaysia Strategic Relations”, in Fellows’ Seminar organised by NMF on August 18, 2010.
  • Presented a Paper on “Questioning Australian Multiculturalism”, in International Conference on ‘Australia and India: Negotiating Change’, Organised by IASA, Australia-India Council, IGNOU & Goa University on 18-21 January 2010, Goa.
  • Presented a Paper on “Racial Attacks on Indian Students: Threat to Australian Multiculturalism”, in Round Table on "Indian Diaspora Across the World: Experience of Minority Community", Organised by Centre for Minorities and Dalit Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia University, on 17 August 2009, New Delhi.
  • Presented a Paper on “Is Australia Multicultural? A Case Study of Indian Diaspora”, in International Seminar on "Nation and Pluralism Australia and India", Organised by Centre for Australian and New Zealand Studies, Himachal Pradesh University, on 11-12 September 2008, Shimla.
  • Presented a Paper on “Multiculturalism in Australia: A Case Study of Indian Diaspora”, in International Seminar on ‘Culture and Identity: Re-Imagining Australia and India”, Organised by IASA, Australia-India Council and Burdman University on 22-24 Jan. 2008, Kolkata (W.B.).
  • Presented a Paper on “Fiji: The Country of Coups”, in Students’ Seminar on “Revisiting Ethnicity And Nation-Building In South, Central, Southeast Asia And Southwest Pacific”, Organised by CSCSEASWPS, SIS, JNU, New Delhi on 29 January 2007.
  • Presented a Paper on “Problems of Indian Diaspora in Fiji”, in International Seminar on ‘Emerging India in 21st Century Asia-Pacific’, Organised by Centre for Southeast Asian and Pacific Studies, Sri Venkateswara University: Tirupati on 8-9 Feb. 2006.
Administrative Assignments

Convenor: Popular Lecture Series (2016-17)

Convenor: Swami Vivekanada Birth Anniversary Celebration Committee (2016)

Member: Student Union Committee (2016-17)

Member: Anti-Ragging Committee (2016-17)

Member: Grievance Redressal Cell for DUSU & College Students' Union (2016-17)

Member: NSS (2016-17)

Member: Sardar Patel Birth Anniversary Celebration Committee (2015)

Member: Constitution Day Celebration Committee (2015)

Other Activities

Membership of Academic Organisations/Institutions:

 

  • Honorary Director, The India Institute (TII), New Delhi.
  • Joint Secretary, Organisation of Diaspora Initiatives (ODI), New Delhi.
  • Conference Coordinator, ODI International, New Delhi.
  • National Advisory Council Member, Centre for Human Security Studies, Hyderabad.
  • Editorial Advisor, The Nationalist, E-Journal of the Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation, New Delhi, since December 2015.
  • Editorial Board Member, International Research Journal of India, Pune, Maharashtra, India, since August 2016. 

 

Referee for the Academic Journals/Books:

 

  • Asian Survey, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
  • International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, Oxford Journals, Oxford.
  • Diaspora Studies, Taylor & Francis, London.
  • Journal of Defence Studies, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi.
  • China Year Book-2014, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi.