Amrita Narlikar

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Amrita Narlikar is the president of the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies[1] and Professor at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Hamburg, Germany. She was previously Reader in International Political Economy in the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Cambridge, founding Director of the Centre for Rising Powers, and a Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge. She works in the fields of international negotiations, the political economy of international trade, and rising powers. Narlikar is the daughter of journalist and author Aruna Narlikar and physicist Anant V. Narlikar[2]. She is the granddaughter of physicist Vishnu Vasudev Narlikar.[citation needed]


Narlikar read history for her B.A. at St. Stephen's College, Delhi and graduated with a M.A. from the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University.[citation needed] She was subsequently educated at Balliol College Oxford, where she completed her M.Phil. and D.Phil. in International Relations.[3] She was a Junior Research Fellow at St John's College Oxford and has held academic positions in various universities including a Visiting Fellowship at Yale University, and an International Visiting Chair at Université Libre de Bruxelles.[4]


Narlikar is the author or editor of 9 books and has published more than 50 scholarly articles.[citation needed] Her books include New Powers: How to become one and how to manage them (Columbia University Press, 2010), The World Trade Organization: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2005), and International Trade and Developing Countries: Coalitions in the GATT and WTO (Routledge, 2003). She is the editor of Deadlocks in Multilateral Negotiations: Causes and Solutions (Cambridge University Press, 2010) and guest editor of a May 2013 special issue of International Affairs on rising powers.[5]


  1. ^ Amrita Narlikar to Take Over as New President of GIGA | GIGA
  2. ^ Article in German Daily Hamburger Abendblatt
  3. ^ British Library eTheses
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2014-03-10.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) POLIS faculty page
  5. ^ May 2013 Special Issue of International Affairs on rising powers

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