Happymon Jacob

Assistant Professor
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Research working title:

Contours of South Asia’s nuclear instability

Dr. Happymon Jacob is Assistant Professor of Diplomacy and Disarmament at the Centre for International Politics, Disarmament and Organisation, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi where he teaches courses on ‘India & Disarmament’, ‘National Security & International Relations’ and, ‘Foreign Policy Decision Making’. His current research is focused on South Asian nuclear order and India’s foreign policy. Dr. Jacob writes a weekly column in the Srinagar-based Greater Kashmir daily and contributes to major national newspapers.

He has been organising and/or participating in the three most influential India-Pakistan track-two dialogues: ‘Chaophraya Dialogue’, ‘Pugwash India-Pakistan Dialogue’ and, the ‘Ottawa Dialogue on India-Pakistan Nuclear Relations’. Prior to joining JNU in 2008, Dr. Jacob held teaching positions at the University of Jammu in J&K and the Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi and research positions at the Centre for Air Power Studies, Delhi Policy Group and Observer Research Foundation, all based in New Delhi. He is the author/editor of four books.