Scholarly Activities

 

Research Interests

  • International Security
  • International Relations Theory
  • War & Conflict
  • Nuclear Proliferation
  • Regional Security
  • Asia
  • Comparative Politics (South Asia)

Conferences Organized

Accommodating Rising Powers,” McGill University, November 2013 (volume published by Cambridge University Press, 2016)

“When Regions Transform: IR Theory and Change,” May 2010

“Weak States and Regional Insecurity in South Asia,” October 2008 (volume published by Stanford University Press, 2010)

“Deterrence: A Complex Paradigm” Montreal, May 2007 (volume published by University of Chicago Press).

Understanding the India-Pakistan Enduring Rivalry,” Montreal, December 2003 (volume published by Cambridge University Press)

“Balance of Power Theory Revisited,” Montreal, May 2002 (volume published by Stanford University Press)

“What Can States Do Now? ” Montreal, November 2001 (volume published by Princeton University Press)

“International Order in the 21st Century,” Montreal, May 1997 (volume published by Cambridge University Press)

“Nuclear Weapons in the Post-Cold War Era,” Montreal, Nov.1995 (volume published by University of Michigan Press)

Selected Conference Papers Presented

2010: “China’s Rise: Engagement, Hedging, Soft Balancing and the Alliance System in East Asia,” Conference on “The Rise of China and Alliance in East Asia: Implications for Diplomatic Truce,” Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Taipei, December 9-10.

2010: “Rising Powers and Balance of Power in the 21st Century,” Conference on Ascending Powers and the International System,” Mateas Romero Institute (Mexican Diplomatic Academy), Mexico City, December 13-14.

2010: “India’s Soft Power in a Globalizing World,” Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), 60th anniversary conference, New Delhi, November 9-12.

2010: “Status Accommodation through Liberal Means: India’s Rise and the Global Order,” (with Mahesh Shankar), Conference on Beyond American Hegemony, Status and Rising Powers, Dickey Center, Dartmouth College, October, 22-13.

2010: “IR Theory and Regional Transformation,” ISSS/ISAC Conference, Providence, RI, October 14-16.

2010: “Eclectic Approaches in the Study of International Security,” APSA Convention, Washington, D.C. September.

2010: “Trilateral Relations: Strategic Dimensions and Implications for South Asia,” Conference on Trilateral Relations-India, Pakistan and China, Carnegie Center, Washington DC.

2010: “Asymmetric Deterrence: How the Weak Deters the Strong,” ISA Convention, New Orleans, February.

2009:The Major Powers and Conflicts in South Asia,” 5th International Conference of South Asia, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, November

2009: “India’s Rise and the Global Order: The Logic of Peaceful Integration,” (with Mahesh Shankar) APSA Convention, Toronto, September

2009: “War-Making and State-building in the Developing World,” 4th Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, University of Athens (Greece), July

2009: “Integrating International Relations Studies in India to the Global Mainstream,” Conference on Upgrading International Studies in India, National University of Singapore, March

2008: “Self-Deterrence: A Neglected Dimension of Nuclear Relationships.” APSA Convention, Boston, August

2008: “India: Strategy and Foreign Policy in a Changing World,” Conference on Brazil-India Relations,Alexendre de Gusmao Foundation and IPRI , Rio de Janeiro, August

2008: “Weak States and South Asia’s Security Predicament,” World International Studies Committee, Second Global International Studies Conference, Ljubljana, July

2008: “The Problem of Complexity in Deterrence,” International Studies Association (ISA) Convention, San Francisco, March

2008: “Nuclear Weapons and Asian Security in the 21st Century,” Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi, Annual Conference on Asian Security, February

2007: “The US-India Nuclear Accord: A Power Transition Perspective,” International Studies Association(ISA) Convention, Chicago, March

2006: “Globalization and the Weak States of Africa.” ISAC/ISSS Annual Conference, Tucson, Arizona, October

2006: “The Tradition of Non-Use and the Self Deterrence Problem,” APSA, Philadelphia, September 2006

2006: “The United States and the Evolution of the Nuclear Taboo: A Path Dependent Analysis,” International Studies Association (ISA) Convention, Sand Diego, March

2005: “The Second-Tier Nuclear States and the Nuclear Taboo,” British International Studies Association Conference, St. Andrews, Scotland, December

2005: “Globalization and the National Security State: A Framework for Analysis,” ISAC/ISSS Annual Conference, Denver, October

2005: “Soft Balancing in an Age of US Primacy,” APSA Convention, Washington D.C., September

2005: “The Nuclear Taboo and the Nonproliferation Regime,” APSA Convention, Washington D.C., September

2005: “Power Asymmetry and the India-Pakistan Enduring Rivalry,” ISA Convention, Honolulu, March

2004: “Sources of Nuclear Taboo: Morality, Law or Prudence?” ISA Convention, Montreal, March

2003: “Power Asymmetry and the India-Pakistan Enduring Rivalry,” Conference on Understanding the India-Pakistan Enduring Rivalry, Montreal, December

2003: “The Nuclear Taboo and the Changing American Nuclear Policy,” APSA Convention, Philadelphia, August

2003: “Assessing the Uneven Impact of Global Social Forces on the National Security State: A Framework of Analysis” (with Norrin Ripsman), ISA convention, Budapest, June

2003: “Hard Balancing versus Soft Balancing: Why Orthodox Theories Cannot Capture Balance of Power Dynamics,” ISA Convention, Portland, Oregon, February

2002: “The Enduring Axioms of Balance of Power Theory and their Contemporary Relevance,” APSA Convention, Boston, August

2002: “The National Security State and Global Terrorism: Why the State is Not Prepared for the New Kind of War,” ASM Conference on Globalization, Security and the State, Ankara, June

2002: “Great Power Status in the Modern World: India in Comparative Perspective,” ISA Conference, New Orleans, March

2001: “Globalization and the National Security State,” APSA Conference, San Francisco, September.

2001: “Does the Risk of Nuclear War Belong to History?” Conference on the ‘Waning of Major War,’ University of Notre Dame, April 6-8

2000: “States, Security Function and Global Social Forces,” Conference on What States Can Do Now, Montreal, November 4-5

2000: “The Modern Great Power System: India in Comparative Perspective,” Annual South Asia Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, October

2000: “Security Protection and State in the New Global Order,” Conference on ‘What States Can do Now,’ University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, May 5-6, 2000

2000: “Great Powers and Non-proliferation Norms: China in South Asia,” International Studies Association (ISA) Convention, Los Angeles, March

1999: “Integrating India Peacefully into the World Order,” American Political Science Association (APSA) Convention, Atlanta, September

1999: “Major Power Strategies and Peaceful Change in the International System,” ISA Convention, Washington D.C., February

1997: “Interests, Norms and Security Cooperation: Explaining Persistence of the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Regime,” APSA Convention, Washington D.C., September

1997: “The Diffusion of the ‘Great Equalizer’: Nuclear Weapons and the Emerging International Order,” Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA) Convention, St. Johns, June

1997: “Why Nations Forgo Nuclear Weapons,” ISA Convention, Toronto, March

1996: “Great Powers without Nuclear Weapons? Explaining the Non-nuclear Policies of Germany and Japan,” APSA Convention, San Francisco, September

1996: “Exit, Voice and Alliances: Explaining the Alignment and Non- alignment Behavior of Developing States,” ISA Convention, San Diego, April (co-authored with K. Rafferty)

1995: “Middle Powers and Nuclear Weapons: A Comparative Study of Canada and Australia,” CPSA Conference, Montreal, June

1995: “Power, Influence, and Nuclear Capability: A Post-Cold War Reassessment,” ISA Convention, Chicago, February

1994: “The Tradition of Non-Use: Nuclear Weapons in Limited Wars,” British International Studies Association Conference, York (UK), December.

1994: “Nuclear Taboo and War Initiation: Are Nuclear Weapons Irrelevant in Regional Conflicts?,” APSA Convention, New York, September

1994: “Nuclear Weapons and Power in the Post-cold War Era,” CPSA Convention, Calgary, June

1994: “Coercive Policies and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime,” Conference on the Future of the NPT after 1995, Marquette University, Milwaukee, May

1994: “Will the Systemic Basis of the Non-proliferation Regime Persist Beyond 1995?”, ISA Convention, Washington D.C., March

1993: “Achieving Nuclear Non-proliferation: The Role of Coercive Diplomacy,” ISA Convention, Acapulco (Mexico), March

1992: “Realism, Institutionalism and Nuclear Choices,” APSA Convention, Chicago, September

1992: “Time Pressure and War Initiation: Some Linkages,” ISA Convention, Atlanta, April

1990: “War Initiation as a Theoretical Puzzle: Why does a Weak State Attack a Stronger Power?” APSA Convention, San Francisco, August

1988: “The Politics of Unilateral Arms Control: New Zealand’s Defense Policy,” CISA/American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Arms Control without Negotiation, Cambridge, MA, November

1988: “Arms and Influence: US and Soviet Influence in South Asia,” ISA Convention, St. Louis, March

1987: “India and Pakistan as Emerging Nuclear Suppliers,” UCLA/CISA Conference, Emerging Nuclear Suppliers and Proliferation, Bellagio, Italy, June

INVITED LECTURES

2015: UN University, Japan Foundation,  Ayoma Gakunin University, International house of Japan (Sasakawa Foundation),  University of Nigata Prefecture (all in Tokyo); Kyoto University, Nagoya University; Yokohama University (January); Murdoch University, University of Queensland, Griffith University, Sydney University, University of Western Australia, University of Adelaide, Melbourne University, Australian National University, University of New South Wales (all in March);   Koc University, Istanbul (May); Bilkent University, Ankara (May); Seoul National University (June), FLASCO, Ecuador  Keynote speaker (August); Higher School of Economics, Moscow; State University, St. Petersburg (October, 2015);Armed Forces College, Toronto (December); MG University, Kottayam (December).

2014: McGill University, CDA Institute, Ottawa, University of Ottawa (January); Columbia University, Queens University,  CIGI, Waterloo,  Munk School, University of Toronto,  Berkle Center, UCLA,  Global Security Seminar, Los Angles,  University of Southern California,  Claremont-McKenna College, UC San Diego, Council on Foreign Relations Washington DC, Georgia Tech, Atlanta  (February); Cooper Union, NYC, Harvard Club, NYC, University of Chicago Int’l House, Northwestern University, Carnegie, Washington DC, University of Utah,  Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy, Utah State University, World Affairs Council, Portland   (March);    University of Cincinnati, Mershon Center, Ohio State,  Ohio-Wesleyan,  Mount Holyoke College,  UC Berkeley, World Affairs Council, San Francisco, Stanford University Monterey Institute of International Studies, Tufts University, Fletcher School, Harvard University, Boston College, University of Texas, Austin   (April); Geneva, Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Amsterdam, University of Copenhagen, Uppsala University, Oxford University, London School of Economics, Kings College, Chatham House, London  (May); Vienna Diplomatic Academy (June); Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis, New Delhi, India International Center,  Jadvpur university, Kolkata, Goa International Center; Nehru Centre, Mumbai, Asia Society, Mumbai, (June) Takhsashila Institution, Bangalore,  Observer Research Foundation,    Chennai, Kerala International Centre, Trivandrum (July); Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore (August); Princeton University (September).

2013: American University (January); East-West Center, Honolulu (February); University of Hawaii, Honolulu (February); Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu (February); Asia-Pacific Studies Center, Honolulu (February); George Washington University (April); Aarhus University, Denmark (December).

2012: University of Michigan, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy (March).

2011: M.G. University, Kottayam; Kerala University, Trivandrum; Andhra University, Vishakapatanam; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi; India International Center/Maritime Foundation, New Delhi; Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis, New Delhi-all January; S. Rajaretnam School of International Studies, Singapore; Institute of South Asian Studies, National University Singapore (February); Ryerson University, Toronto (April); Harvard/MIT/Brown Joint Seminar series on South Asia (November).

2010: University of Warsaw (June); University of Heidelberg (June).

2009: S. Rajaretnam School of International Studies, Singapore; Bangladesh Institute of Strategic Studies, Dhaka (January); Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies, Dhaka (January); Government College, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India (January); Fatima Mata National College, Kollam, India (January); Academic Staff College, Trivandrum (January); University of Laval (April); University of Georgia, Athens (April); The North-South Institute/The Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Ottawa (June); University of Hull (August); Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy, Athens (July); Institute of International Relations, Athens (July); Georgetown University (September); American University (September); Executives for National Security, Palo Alto, California (October); University of California, Berkeley (October); Canadian Forces College, Toronto (November); Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Millia University (New Delhi); Sikkim University; Jadvapur University, Kolkota; Loyola College, Chennai; Kerala International Center, Trivandrum; Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottyam (all in December).

2008: Kerala University, Trivandrum; Academic Staff College, Trivandrum, Kerala International Center, Trivandrum; Maharajas College Ernakulum; Cochin University, Calicut University, Kannur University, Mangalore University; Utkal University, Bhubaneswar; Center for Human Rights, Bhubaneswar; Jammu University; Kashmir University, Srinagar; Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu (All January); Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis, New Delhi; Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi; Gulf Research Center, Dubai (February); Tel Aviv University (August); Hebrew University of Jerusalem (August); University of Haifa (August); Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva (December).

2007: City University of Hong Kong; S. Rajaretnam School of International Studies, Singapore; Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad; Goa University; Bangalore University; Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; Mahatma Gandhi University, School of International Relations, Kottayam, India; Kerala University, India (all in January); Pondicherry University, Loyola College, Chennai, India; Center for Security Analysis, Chennai, India; Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, Taipei; University of Southern California (February); George Bush School, Texas A&M (March); University of Cincinnati (May); Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki (August); Cornell University (September); Secondary Schools’ Model UN Symposium 2007, Montreal (November).

2006: Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; University of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania; African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), Durban, South Africa (January); University of peace, San Jose, Costa Rica (March), Chilean War College, Santiago (March); Chilean Diplomatic Academy, Santiago (March); National Intelligence Council (Washington D,C. (April); Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Washington DC) (April); Liu Institute, University of British Columbia (April).

2005: Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies, Singapore (January); National Defense College of the Philippines, Manila (January); Ho Chi Minh City University (HUFLIT), Vietnam (February); University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (March); Berry College, Georgia (April); University of Chicago, PIPES Series (April); Ohio State University, Mershon Center (April); Jawaharlal Nehru University (July); Jaipur University (July); Udaipur University (July); Thevara S.H. College, Cochin (August); M.G. University, Kottayam (August); Kerala University (August); Madurai Kamaraj University (August); Stella Mary’s College, Chennai (August); Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), London; University of Wales, Aberystwyth (December).

2004: Canadian Armed Forces Staff College, Toronto (September); East-West Center, University of Hawaii (March); Center for Asia-Pacific Security, Honolulu (March); Hawaii-Pacific University, Honolulu (March – NEH Visiting Lecturer); Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi (January); Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (January); Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis, New Delhi (January); Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi (December). M.G. University, Kottayam, India (December).

2003: University of Allahabad, India (December); University of Pondicherry, India (December); Stella Mary’s College, Chennai (December); Observer Research Foundation, Chennai (December); University of Colombo (December); Kerala University, Trivandrum, India (December); University of California, Los Angeles (April); University of California, Berkeley, (March).

2002: Monterey Institute of International Studies, California (December); Naval Post-graduate School, Monterey, California (February); Center for International and Strategic Studies, Washington D.C. (January); University of Toronto, (January); University of Windsor (January); Nehru Center, Bombay (January); University of Bombay (January); Pune University, India (January)

2001: Kerala University, Trivandrum, India (December); Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India (December); Punjab University, Chandigarh, India (December); United Services Institution, New Delhi (December); Delhi Policy Group, New Delhi (December); Center for Policy Research, New Delhi (December): Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi (December).

2000: Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey (December); M.G. University, Kottayam (December); Simon Fraser University, Vancouver (March); University of Quebec, Montreal (March).

1998: Stanford University (April); Brandeis University, Boston (April); Monterey Institute of International Studies (April); University of California, Santa Barbara (April); University of California, Irvine (April); University of Washington, Seattle (March); University of British Columbia, Vancouver (March); University of Cincinnati (Video Seminar, March); Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (March); India International Center, New Delhi (March); London School of Economics (February)

1997: Dartmouth College (December); Olin Institute, Harvard University (November); Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University (November); Center for International Affairs, Harvard University (November); Kyung Hee University, Seoul (September).

1995: Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis, New Delhi (January); Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (January).

1993: M.G. University, Kottayam, India (December); McGill University Workshop on International Security (November); University of Montreal (March).

1992: Beijing Institute of Strategic Studies, China, (August); Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, Montreal, (September).

1991: University of Nebraska, Lincoln (February)

1990: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (November); University of California, Los Angeles (January); University of California, Davis (January).

1986: University of California, Irvine (September).

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Editorial Board Memberships

Editor, Book Series on “South Asia in World Affairs”, Georgetown University Press, (2010-16)

Member, Editorial Board, Routledge book series on:  IR Theory and Practice in Asia (2015-)

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Foreign Policy and Peace (Ankara) (2015-)

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Global Security Studies (2014-)

Member, Editorial Board, Military and Strategic Affairs (2013-)

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of South Asian Studies (Feb 2013-Feb 2015)

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Political Science & Public Affairs (2013-)

Member, Editorial Board, Jadavpur Journal of International Relations (2012-)

Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Foreign Affairs (2012-2015)

Member, Editorial Board, India Journal of Asian Affairs (2011-present)

Member, Editorial Board, International Studies Quarterly (2009-13; 2014-2014-2017)

Member, Editorial Board, Global Governance (Journal) (2009-12)

Member, Editorial Board, International Interactions (Journal) (2009-2013)

Member, Editorial Board, Contemporary Security Policy (Journal) (2006-2014)

Member, Editorial Board, Non-Proliferation Review, Monterey, California (2003-Present)

Member, Editorial Board, Asian Security Book Series, Stanford University Press, East-West Center Honolulu/Washington D.C. (2007-10)

Series Editor, Book Series on Initiatives in Strategic Studies, Palgrave Press, New York (2004-Present)

Assistant Editor, Canadian Journal of Political Science (1996-1999)

 

Other

Program Chair, ISSS Section, ISA Conference, New York, February 2009.

Member, Governing Council, International Security Studies Section (ISSS) of International Studies Association (ISA), 2008-11.

Member, Governing Board, Canadian International Council (Montreal Chapter), 2008—2010.

Chair, Distinguished Scholar Selection Committee, International Security Studies Section (ISSS) of International Studies Association, 2007-08.

Chief Organizer, Annual Conference of International Security and Arms Control Division- ISAC (APSA) and International Security Studies Section (ISA), Montreal, October 2007.

Scholar in Residence, Mahatma Gandhi University, School of International Relations, Kottayam, India (January-February 2007)

Member, Governing Council, International Security and Arms Control Division, APSA, 2006- 2008.

Division Head (International Security and Arms Control) and Member, Program Committee, American Political Science Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia (September 2006).

Member, International Advisory Board, Asian Security Book Series, Stanford University Press, East-West Center Honolulu/Washington D.C. 2002-07

Member, International Advisory Committee, Encyclopedia of Arms Control , 2002-04.

Member, Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Global Security and Cooperation Program, Working Group on South Asia Nuclear Project, 2003-04.

External Evaluator, Tenure and Appointment of Full Professor, Kings College, London, November 2010; Naval Post Graduate School, October 2010, Indiana University, September 2010; Fletcher School of Diplomacy, April 2007; Tenure and Promotion of Assistant Professor, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, May 2010, Concordia University, November 2005; University of Cincinnati, September 2005; Concordia University, December 2003; Cornell University, November 2003; Naval Postgraduate School, November 2003; University of Maryland, Baltimore County, October 2003; University of Western Ontario, October 2000; York University, September 2000.

PhD Theses: Madras University, January 2010; November, 2009; Dalhousie University, Halifax, October 2008; Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, November 2008; Pondicherry University, March 2006; Madras University, May 2005.

Book Manuscript Reviewer, Cornell University Press, October 2008; University of Kentucky Press, September 2006; University Press of Florida, September 2006; University of Chicago Press, May 2006, March 2008, March 2010; Routledge, September, May, October, November, December 2006, April, November 2007, October 2009, March 2010; Palgrave Press, April 2006; CQ Press, February 2006; University of Michigan Press, Oct. 2005; Stanford University Press, August 2005, September 2005, April 2008, April 2009, May 2010; Frank Cass, November 2005, July 2004, October 2004, November 2004; Princeton University Press, May 2003; Cambridge University Press, February 2002, May 2003, October 2003, May 2006, March 2007, February 2008, September 2008, November 2009, March 2010; Ashgate Publishing, June 2001; Westview Press, October 2000; University of Georgia Press, April 2007; Georgetown University Press, April 2009, July 2010; Oxford University Press, May 2010; Columbia University Press, August 2010.

Journal Manuscript Reviewer, World Politics: August 2005; International Security, Feb. 2002, Oct. 1999, Oct. 1997, Jan. 2004, July 2005, Sept. 2005; February 2006, December 2008, June 2009, August 2010; Nonproliferation Review: January 2003; Contemporary Security Policy: September 2003, April 2005, July 2007; Review of International Studies: January 2001; Canadian Foreign Policy Journal: Oct. 1999, June 2005; Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management: Feb.1999; European Journal of International Relations: December 2004, April 2004, Nov. 1998; International Studies Quarterly: October 2010; May 2010, May 2009; August 2009, March 2007, May 2006, June 2001, June 1998, March 1996; Millennium: Feb. 1998; Journal of Peace Research: Aug. 1995, Sept. 2000; Arms Control: May 1994; Security Studies: May 2004, October 2004, May 2005; November 2007, May 2009; October 2010; Asian Survey: October 2004, November 2006; International Studies Perspectives: October 2004; Asian Security: May 2005; Foreign Policy Analysis: July 2007, November 2007, October 2010; India Review: August 2007; International Journal: November 2007, November 2009; International Studies, June 2009; International Interactions, May 2010, July 2009.

Reviewer, Grawemeyer Book Award, University of Louisville, April 2009; 2003; FCAR Grant Application; SSHRC Grant application, January 2006, December 2003, January 2001, Dec. 1997; Killiam Fellowships, 1999 &2000; Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute’s India Studies Fellowships, Aug 1995: & 1997.

Selection Board, Peace Scholar Dissertation Awards, U.S. Institute of Peace, Washington D.C., January 2002.

Organizer & Participant: Roundtable Panels on: “Complex Deterrence,” ISSS/ISAC Conference, Monterey, October, 2009; “Is Deterrence a Failed Paradigm?,” APSA Convention, Washington DC., September 2006; ‘Why No one Cares to Balance America,’ APSA Conference, Washington D.C., Sept. 2005; ‘Understanding India-Pakistan Rivalry,’ APSA Conference, Chicago, Sept. 2004; ‘Balance of Power Revisited,’ ISA Convention, Portland, March 2003; “India’s Quest for Great Power Status: Causes and Implications,” ISA Convention, New Orleans, March 2002; ‘India and the World Order,’ Annual South Asia Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, October, 2000; ‘India, Nuclear Weapons and World Order,’ APSA Conference, Atlanta. Sept. 1999; ‘Major Powers and the Emerging International Order,’ & ‘Strategies for International Order,’ APSA Conference, Boston. Sept. 1998;

Participant, Ditchley Foundation Conference on: “Is India Ready for Superpower Status?” Oxford, March 18-21, 2010; Roundtable Panels on Benny Miller’s “States Nations and Great Powers,” Nina Tannenwald’s “The Nuclear Taboo,” International Studies Association Convention, San Francisco, March 2008; Roundtable on Analytic Eclecticism in the Study of World Politics, APSA Conference, Washington DC (Sept 2010).

Chair, Panel on Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century, APSA Conference, Washington DC (Sept 2010); Panels on South Asia’s Insecurity Predicament,” and Neoclassical Realism and India’s Foreign Policy,” ISA Convention, New Orleans, February 2010, “Neoclassical Realism” and “Complex Deterrence,” ISA Convention, New York, February 2008; Distinguished Scholar Panel in Honor of Richard Rosecrance (Chair), ISA Convention, San Francisco, March 2008; “Sources of Regional Stability” ISA Convention, New Orleans, March 2002; ‘Alliances and War,’ APSA Convention, San Francisco, August 2001; “Globalization, Ethnicity & Identity,” CPSA Convention, Montreal, June 1995.

Discussant, APSA Conference, Washington DC (Sept 2010); ISA Conference New York (Feb. 2009); ISA Conference, San Diego, March 2006; APSA Conference, Chicago, Sept. 2004; Conference on South Asia’s Nuclear Future, Stanford University, June 2004; Conference on the 1999 India-Pakistan Kargil Conflict, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, May 2002. Panels on: “Nation, Identity and the Indian State,” CPSA Convention, Montreal, June 1995; “Alliances and War,” ISA Convention, Chicago, Feb. 1995.

External Examiner, University of Toronto, Ph.D. Thesis in Political Science, August 2001; University of Madras, PhD thesis in Defense and Strategic Studies, October 2003; PhD Thesis in International Relations, Pondicherry University, October 2004; Dalhousie University, Halifax, December 2008; Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, December 2008.

Editor, REGIS/CIPSS Working Paper Series, 2000-2001; 2004-

Campus Director, REGIS, 1995-1997; 2003-2005; 2007-09.

Member, Canadian Faculty team visiting NATO and EU Headquarters, Brussels, June 1996.

Selection Committee, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Doctoral fellowships, March 1996.