NAME-RUTH RHEA KHAN
DESIGNATION-Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science
R R Khan is currently Head of Department, Department of Political Science. She graduated with a First Class in Bachelor of Arts Political Science Honours from Presidency College, University of Calcutta. She scored the highest marks in Political Science in the college and was awarded the Rajendra Kishore Memorial Prize, Nitish Chandra Chakraborty Memorial Prize and Chandan Kumar Bhattacharyya Memorial Prize. She went on to pursue a Masters degree in International Relations from Jadavpur University, West Bengal where she secured a First class. Her MPhil dissertation is titled, “The United States Re-engagement in Southeast Asia, 2001-2011: A Critical Study”, Center for Indo-Pacific Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was awarded Junior Research Fellowship in International Relations, University Grants Commission, New Delhi. Currently she is working on her PhD thesis on Australia’s Strategic Alliance with the United States-Study of Middle Power Diplomacy in the Center for Indo-Pacific Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
She has participated in several international, national and state level seminars and workshops organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University, Indian Council of Social Science Research, University Grants Commission, Embassies of several countries and national research think tanks. Some of her papers presented include “New Zealand’s Re-engagement with the United States published in ‘India and New Zealand in a Rising Asia: Issues and Perspectives’, Pentagon Press, ISBN-9788182746527 and ‘Leadership From Below: Indonesia in a 21st Century Southeast Asia’, published in India-Indonesia Bilateral Ties, An Introspection, Sarvodaya Books, ISBN-9788192570235. She also presented a paper titled , ‘Changing Nuances of India’s Foreign Policy in the 21st Century: Reviewing the Look East Policy’ in the International Conference on India as an Emerging Power in the 21st Century at Kota Government College, Rajasthan. She has recently submitted an article titled, ‘The Re-Engagement of the USA in a Resurgent Southeast Asia’ that is awaiting publication. She has rapporteured at several international seminars organized by leading international universities and also the Delhi Dialogue V organized by the Federation of the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi.
Her teaching and research interests include issues of international security, Indian foreign policy Western and Indian political thought.