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Governing Council

  • Patricia Uberoi

    Chairperson
  • Sreemati Chakrabarti

    Vice-Chairperson
  • Alka Acharya

    Secretary
  • Ravi Bhoothalingam

    Treasurer
  • Hemant Adlakha

    Member
  • Kishan S Rana

    Member
  • Madhavi Thampi

    Member
  • Manoranjan Mohanty

    Member
  • M V Rappai

    Member
  • Sabaree Mitra

    Member
  • Virendra Sahai Verma

    Member
  • Joint Secretary (EA)

    Ex-Officio Member

Patricia Uberoi
Chairperson

Sreemati Chakrabarti
Vice-Chairperson

Alka Acharya
Secretary

Alka Acharya is currently on deputation as Director and Senior Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi, from the Centre for East Asian Studies (Chinese Studies) School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) where she is Professor and former Chairperson. She was Editor of the quarterly journal China Report (New Delhi) from 2005-2013. She was nominated by the Indian government as a member of the India-China Eminent Persons Group (2006-2008) and member of the National Security Advisory Board of the Government of India for two terms (2006-2008) and (2011-2012). She has authored a book China & India: Politics of Incremental Engagement, published in 2008. Her current research focuses on India-China-Russia Trilateral Cooperation and the Chinese strategic response to the post-cold war regional architecture, with special reference to China’s neighborhood. 

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Ravi Bhoothalingam
Treasurer

Hemant Adlakha
Member

Kishan S Rana
Member

Madhavi Thampi
Member

Manoranjan Mohanty
Member

Manoranjan Mohanty (b.1942) is a teacher, researcher and writer. A Political Scientist, China Scholar and Peace and Human Rights activist he has many books and research papers on theoretical and empirical dimensions of social movements, human rights, development studies and global transformation. After retiring from University of Delhi he has been with the Council for Social Development (CSD) and is the Editor of the CSD Journal, Social Change published by Sage. He is also Chairperson, Development Research Institute, Bhubaneswar, Honorary Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi and Fellow at Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, UC, Santa Barbara.

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M V Rappai
Member

Sabaree Mitra
Member

Virendra Sahai Verma
Member

Joint Secretary (EA)
Ex-Officio Member