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Steering Committee


The steering committee of the network stands as a flexible body in charge of identifying relevant focus areas and developing new forms of cooperation between the members. It is composed of the representatives of each member institutions and of a small group of qualified individuals. The committee chairman is Prof. Sunil Khilnani.



Prof. Sunil Khilnani

Sunil Khilnani

Chairman of the Committee

Director of the King’s India Institute




Joachim Nettelbeck

Joachim Nettelbeck

Former Secretary-General of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

T.C.A. Rangachari

T.C.A. Rangachari

Director of the Academy of International Studies, Jamia Milia Islamia University

Prof. Pierre Rosanvallon

Pierre Rosanvallon

Professor at Collège de France, Chair "Histoire moderne et contemporaine du politique"

Martin Roth

Former Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum

Yogendra Yadav

Professor and Former Senior Research Fellow at CSDS





Pratap Bhanu Mehta

President of the Center for Policy Research, New Delhi

Philipp Dann

Philipp Dann

Professor of public and comparative law
representing Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

Andreas Eckert

Chairman of the Board of Director of the Forum Transregional Studien

Theo Mulder

Interim Rector of the Netherland Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Tapati Guha Thakurta

Director of Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta

Pascale Vielle

Scientific Director of the Nantes Institute for Advanced Study

Sitharamam Kakarala

Director of Centre for the Study of Culture and Society, Bangalore

Sanjay Kumar

Director of the Center for the Study of Developping Societies

Shalini Randeria

Shalini Randeria

Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology
representing the Graduate Institute

Kavita Singh

Kavita Singh

Professor of art history at the School of Arts and Aesthetics
representing the SAA (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Bjorn Wittrock

Principal of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study

Baghavendra Gadagkar

Chairman of the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Indian Institute fo Science, Bengaluru