Amrita Narlikar

Amrita Narlikar

Amrita Narlikar is the President of the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), and Professor at Hamburg University. She is also non-resident Senior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation.

Prior to moving to Hamburg, Amrita held the position of Reader in International Political Economy at the University of Cambridge and a Fellowship at Darwin College. She was also Senior Research Associate at the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford from 2003 to 2014.

Amrita was awarded her MPhil and DPhil from Oxford University (Balliol), and was then appointed to a Junior Research Fellowship at St John’s, Oxford. She also has intellectual roots at the School of International Studies, JNU, and St. Stephen’s College.

Amrita has authored/edited eleven books. Her most recent book has been published by Cambridge University Press (Poverty Narratives in International Trade Negotiations and Beyond, New York: CUP, 2020). Her previous books include: Bargaining with a Rising India: Lessons from the Mahabharata (co-authored) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014; The Oxford Handbook on the World Trade Organization (co-edited) Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012; Deadlocks in Multilateral Negotiations: Causes and Solutions (edited), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. For full list of publications, please see here.

The policy relevance of her research brings Amrita into frequent and close exchange with practitioners.  She has authored several policy briefs — e.g. for Munich Security Times, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, CIGI, Commonwealth Secretariat etc., and has had her expertise cited in a range of media outlets — e.g. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Der Tagesspiegel, Die Welt, Spiegel Online, Deutsche Welle, NDR, BBC, etc.

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Post Archive

22 April 2021
Amrita Narlikar explores the advantages and disadvantages of two competing narratives - to resuscitate and reinforce, or to restructure - on the future of…
07 April 2021
Amrita Narlikar argues that to revitalise and strengthen their relationship Germany must meet India eye-to-eye at a time when democracy is threatened globally by…
29 September 2020
There is an urgent need for convincing narratives, backed by data and grounded in fact, that can show people why multilateralism is worth preserving. Multilateral institutions…
11 September 2020
Many researchers have been writing about the pandemic as part of their scholarly work. We were also curious about their personal experiences and thoughts amidst these testing…
07 September 2020
Amrita Narlikar and Amitabh Mattoo argue that what has happened in Hong Kong should matter to all of us. In recent decades, the combination of a slow but certain instrumentalism…
19 August 2020
Amrita Narlikar argues that to tackle the pandemic leaders sorely need to develop narratives that appeal to people’s own interests, and give them a sense of hope and purpose. In…