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Sept. 11, 2015 - King’s College is hosting a Visiting Scholar through the prestigious Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program during the current academic year. Dr. Pankaj Chakraborty is a renowned professor in political theory, Indian and western political thought, public administration, and human rights.
Chakraborty is an assistant professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Holy Cross College, Agartala, Tripura. He recently defended his doctoral thesis, "Decentralization, Panchayat Samiti and Development Planning: A Case Study of Tripura.”
Chakraborty has served as a visiting faculty member at Tripura University and Sonamura Government Degree College, and an Academic Counselor at Indira Gandhi National Open University. He has edited three books and published several articles in various journals and edited collections.
During the nine-month Fulbright Scholars–in–Residence appointment at King’s, Chakraborty will teach classes, including team-teaching a new course titled, “The Discovery of India,” during the fall semester. He will teach “The Politics of the United Nations” during the spring semester. The class will include a "Model UN" session at the United Nations in New York. He will also teach a course on globalization and the future of terrorism and will be an active participant in the history, political science, and sociology departments. He will also deliver public lectures at King’s and regional institutions.
The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings scholars and professionals from abroad to U.S. colleges and universities to significantly internationalize campuses and curricula.
The Fulbright Program, established in 1946, is a governmental program sponsored by the United States Government through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) at the Department of State. It provides participants - chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential - with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international challenges.
King’s College Visiting Scholar Dr. Pankaj Chakraborty