Ruchi Anand

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Ruchi Anand
Born India
Occupation University professor, author
Known for International relations

Dr Ruchi Anand is an Indian-born academic and author living in France. She has authored or contributed to several books in the field of international relations and environmental politics and teaches international relations in France and the US.

Education and career[edit]

Anand was born in India. She studied at the Lady Shri Ram College for Women at the University of Delhi and at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, before moving to the United States to conduct her graduate studies at Purdue University. There she obtained her PhD in Political Science, focusing on the disparities of environmental justice between developed and developing countries. This work became the basis of her first book, International Environmental Justice: A North-South Dimension (London: Ashgate, 2004)

Anand is currently a Professor at the American Graduate School in Paris, France, where she teaches courses on international relations, gender studies and environmental politics, and co-teaches a course on NGO management along with Jean-Marie Fardeau, France Director of Human Rights Watch, and NGO specialist Solène Edouard. Anand also regularly teaches courses through the Junior Statesmen of America summer programs at Princeton University, Stanford University and Georgetown University.


  • Self Defense in International Relations. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. 2009. ISBN 978-0-230-57458-8. 
  • International Environmental Justice: A North-South Dimension. Aldershot, Hants, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate. 2003. ISBN 978-0-7546-3824-7. 


  • "Dr Ruchi Anand". American Graduate School in Paris. Retrieved September 4, 2010. 
  • "Author Profile". Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved April 30, 2014.