Assistant Head, Asia Programme
James Hannah
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James Hannah is the assistant head of the Asia programme at Chatham House. He has a longstanding research focus on South Asian politics, specifically the political economy and international relations of contemporary India. He joined Chatham House in 2014 from the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung's UK and Ireland office, and previously worked in the higher education sector. He holds a BA Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and an MA International Relations and Globalization from London Metropolitan University. He is a part-time PhD candidate at the India Institute, King’s College London and has written for a variety of publications.


  • Indian politics and political economy
  • Geopolitics of Asia


2014 -Assistant Head, Asia Programme, Chatham House
2012-14Project Manager, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, UK and Ireland Office
2007-12Research Institute Manager, London Metropolitan University