Amitav Acharya is an advisor to ORG’s Sustainable Security Programme. He is Professor of International Relations and the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance at the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC. He has previously taught at universities in Canada (York), UK (Bristol), Singapore (National University and Nanyang). He was Fellow of the Asia Center, Harvard University, and Fellow of the Center for Business and Government at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Born in India, educated there and in Australia, he is a specialist in human security, Southeast Asia and Asian affairs. His books include: The Making of Southeast Asia: International Relations of a Region (2012), Whose Ideas Matter: Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism (Cornell, 2009), Asia Rising: Who is Leading (2007), Reassessing Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (2007), The Age of Fear: Power Versus Principle in the War on Terror (2004), Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia (2001), and The Quest for Identity: International Relations of Southeast Asia (2000).