Amitav Acharya is the UNESCO Chair in Transnational Challenges and Governance and Distinguished Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service, American University and the Chair of its ASEAN Studies Initiative.

Previously, Acharya was professor of international relations at York University in Toronto and professor of global governance at the University of Bristol in the UK. He has also taught at the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. In addition, Acharya was a fellow of the Asia Center, Harvard University and fellow of the Center for Business and Government at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Acharya was elected to the Christensen Fellowship at St Catherine's College in Oxford in 2012 and held the Nelson Mandela Visiting Professorship in International Relations at Rhodes University, South Africa for 2012-13. He was also elected to be the president of the International Studies Association for 2014-15.

Acharya is the author of Rethinking Power, Institutions and Ideas in World Politics; The End of American World Order; and Whose Ideas Matter? Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism. He is also the editor of Why Govern? Rethinking Demand and Progress in Global Governance. Acharya's op-eds have appeared in, The Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Financial Times, Japan Times, Jakarta Post, Indian Express, and Times of India.

Last Updated: October 2, 2017