Topics: International Relations
Environment and Climate Change
Social Change
Regional focus: Asia and the Pacific
Origin: India
Fellowship: Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

Brahma Chellaney is Professor of Strategic Studies at the Centre for Policy Research. He has served as a member of the Policy Advisory Group headed by the Foreign Minister of India. Before that, Professor Chellaney was an adviser to India’s National Security Council until January 2000, serving as convenor of the External Security Group of the National Security Advisory Board.

A specialist on international security and arms control issues, Professor Chellaney has held appointments at Harvard University, the Brookings Institution, the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and the Australian National University.

He is the author of nine books, including “Water, Peace, and War: Confronting the Global Water Crisis,” “Asian Juggernaut: The Rise of China, India and Japan,” “Water: Asia’s New Battleground”, and “On the Frontline of Climate Change: International Security Implications”. He has published research papers, among others, in International Security, Orbis, Survival, Washington Quarterly, Security Studies and Terrorism.

Professor Chellaney is also a newspaper columnist and television commentator. He regularly contributes opinion articles to Project Syndicate, The Globe and Mail, the Wall Street Journal, the Japan Times, the Asian Age, the Hindustan Times and the Times of India. In 1985, he won a Citation for Excellence from the Overseas Press Club (OPC), New York.


Last updated: 2016