Tuesday, May 21, 2024
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Visiting Faculty

Prof. T V Paul


Prof. T.V. Paul is James McGill Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at McGill University, Montreal, Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He served as the President of International Studies Association (ISA) for 2016-17. He is the Founding Director of the Global Research Network on Peaceful Change (GRENPEC). Paul is the author or editor of 21 books and over 75 scholarly articles/book chapters in the fields of International Relations, International Security, and South Asia. He is the author of the books: Restraining Great Powers: Soft Balancing from Empires to the Global Era (Yale University Press, 2018); The Warrior State: Pakistan in the Contemporary World (Oxford University Press, 2013); Globalization and the National Security State (with N. Ripsman, Oxford University Press, 2010); The Tradition of Non-use of Nuclear Weapons (Stanford University Press, 2009); India in the World Order: Searching for Major Power Status (with B.R. Nayar Cambridge University Press, 2002); Power versus Prudence: Why Nations Forgo Nuclear Weapons (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2000); and Asymmetric Conflicts: War Initiation by Weaker Powers (Cambridge University Press, 1994).  He is the lead editor of the Oxford Handbook of Peaceful Change in International Relations (Oxford University Press, 2021). Paul currently serves as the editor of the Georgetown University Press book series: South Asia in World Affairs.

Prof. Paul  was associated with SIRP as the first KSHEC Brain Gain Scholar in Social Sciences. As a Brain Gain Scholar, Prof Paul was affiliated with SIRP (January-February 2023) and engaged in several academic activities at the school. During his stay in Kerala Prof. Paul also travelled across the state to deliver lecture, conduct academic workshop and interaction with with students, scholars and faculties of several academic institutions. 

In May 2023, Prof Paul has been appointed as Visiting Professor at SIRP for a period of three years.