Manu Bhagavan

Manu Bhagavan is Professor of History and Human Rights at Hunter College and the Graduate Center-The City University of New York, and Senior Fellow at the Ralph Bunche Institute.   He is the author of The Peacemakers (2012, 2013) and Sovereign Spheres (2003) and the (co-) editor of 4 other books.  His latest edited collection, India and the Cold War, is forthcoming in summer 2019 from the University of North Carolina Press and Penguin India.  He is currently writing a biography of Madam Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, the world’s first celebrity diplomat from the Global South.  Manu’s  Quartz essay on global authoritarianism went viral internationally and was translated into German as the lead, cover article of the May 2016 Berliner Republik magazine.   He is the recipient of a 2006 Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies and was a 2017 elected member of the Pacific Council on International Policy.   He regularly appears in the media to comment on global affairs. Follow @ManuBhagavan