Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra

Prof. Chintamani Mahapatra

Founder & (Honorary) Chairman

Prof. Mahapatra is the Founder and Honorary Chairman of Kalinga Institute of Indo-Pacific Studies.

He is the Editor of Indian Foreign Affairs Journal (published by the Association of Indian Diplomats)

He was a faculty at the School of International Studies of JNU, from May 1999 till May 2022. He served as Rector (Pro-Vice Chancellor) of Jawaharlal Nehru University since From 1 March  2016 till 7 February 2022.

He has held positions, such as Member, UGC Review Committee, Area Studies Programme; Member, Fellowship Expert Committee, ICSSR; Member, Editorial Board, Strategic Analysis, IDSA.

Recently, he was Tagore Chair Professor at Yunnan University of China. He has conducted research in several US Presidential Libraries (Especially Truman Library, Eisenhower Library, John F Kennedy Library and Johnson Library)  and US National Archives in Washington, DC; and British Public Record Office in London.

Pof. Mahapatra has authored/edited 8 books, and has contributed chapters to above 30 edited books. He has published above 70 research articles in reputed journals.

He has been awarded a number of international fellowships, such as Fulbright Fellowship, Commonwealth Fellowship, and Visiting Fellowships to undertake research in the US, UK, Austria, Australia and many other countries.

He has been a visiting faculty in several UGC-run Academic Staff Colleges, the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of External Affairs, National Defense College, Army War College, Naval War College and the College of Air Warfare.

He is also a regular commentator in newspapers and on audio-visual media on international affairs.