Ph.D., Columbia University
Asian regional security; comparative politics of South Asia; identity politics in the international system; nuclear nonproliferation; terrorism.
Deepa Ollapally is directing a major research project on power and identity and the worldviews of rising and aspiring powers in Asia and Eurasia. Her research focuses on domestic foreign policy debates in India and its implications for regional security and global leadership of the U.S. Her co-edited book, Worldviews of Aspiring Powers is forthcoming from Oxford University Press in 2012. Her most recent book is The Politics of Extremism in South Asia published by Cambridge University Press in 2008. She has published in journals such as Foreign Affairs, Asian Survey, Political Science Quarterly and The National Interest.
Dr. Ollapally has received major grants from the Carnegie Corporation, MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Asia Foundation for projects related to India and Asia.
She is a frequent commentator in the media, including appearances on CNN, BBC, CBS, Reuters TV and the Diane Rehm Show.
IAFF 328 Special Topics in Asian Studies:
- International Relations of South Asia
- Geopolitics of South Asia