Distinguished Professor of International Relations, American University
Amitav Acharya


Amitav Acharya is Distinguished Professor of International Relations and the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance at the School of International Service, American University, Washington DC. From 2016 to 2017 he was the inaugural Boeing Company Chair in International Relations at the Schwarzman Scholars Program, Tsinghua University, Beijing. In 2013, he was elected to the Christensen Fellowship at Oxford University. In 2014, he became the first non-Western scholar to be elected President of the International Studies Association. He is the author or editor of 30 books and over 200 journal and magazine articles. His recent books include The End of American World Order (2014, 2nd edition forthcoming), whose Chinese translation was released in 2017.  He is also the editor of Why Govern? Rethinking Demand and Progress in Global Governance (2016). He has contributed op-eds to many publications including the Financial Times, International Herald Tribune and Foreign Affairs, and is a regular commentator on media outlets including the BBC, CNN and National Public Radio.