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Harsh Bhasin

Harsh Bhasin

Visiting Professor

S-747, Social and Behavioral Sciences Building
Department of Political Science
4392 SUNY
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4392  

harsh.bhasin@stonybrook.edu

 

  • Biography

    Biography

    Ambassador Bhasin has been a Visiting Professor of International Relations & Diplomacy at Stony Brook since 2001, and served as Chair of the Department of Asian & Asian-American Studies from  2008 to 2014 before rejoining the Department of Political Science in 2014. He holds an M.Sc degree from Banaras Hindu University.

    A career diplomat with four decades of professional experience in nine countries across the globe, his overseas assignments included China, Malaysia, the US, Hong Kong, Nepal, Botswana, South Africa and Denmark. He served as Ambassador in the last three countries.

    At the Headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, India, Ambassador Bhasin served at different times during his career in Personnel Administration, as the Deputy/Acting Director General of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), as Head of the Division handling matters pertaining to SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) and as Inspector of the Foreign Service. 

    During his Foreign Service career, he served twice in the United States - in Washington DC in the late 70s and early 80s, and as Consul General of India in New York in the mid 90s . During the 1990-91 academic year he was a senior fellow at the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. He is also a graduate of the National Defence College of India, New Delhi and holds an M.Phil Degree in Defense & Strategic Studies.

    Some notable highlights of his professional career in the foreign service include serving in the Peoples Republic of China during the Cultural Revolution and in South Africa during its transition from apartheid to a multiracial society. He was an Election Observer at South Africa’s first multiracial election (1993) that brought Nelson Mandela to power in that country.

    In the Department of Political Science at Stony Brook, Ambassador Bhasin teaches courses on the Politics and Diplomacy of Contemporary China, Politics and Diplomacy of Contemporary India, Problems of International Affairs and other courses on Diplomacy and Foreign Policy..

  • Research

    Research

    His current academic interests are centered around the emerging relationship between the US, India, and China in the 21st Century and is the author of a book on the subject: The Big Three: The Emerging Relationship Between the US, India, and China in the Changing World Order.
  • Publications

    Publications - Articles & Book chapters

    India & South Africa: Ties that bind (Chapter in Indian Foreign Policy- Challenges & Opportunities, Pub.Academic Foundation, New Delhi (2007)

    Outsourcing - The Indo-Danish Experience (Article in SPHERE - Danish International Magazine, May 2005)

    Political Dynamics of Internal Reform in South Africa   (Paper of the Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 1991)

    Publications - Books

    Bhasin, Harsh. (2009). The Big Three: the Emerging Relationship between the United States, India and China in the Changing World Order. London: Routledge.
  • Teaching

    Teaching

    Undergraduate: Next Offered: Fall 2021
    POL 313: Problems of International Relations POl 313: Problems of International Relations
    AAS/POL 338: Contempiorary India - History, Politics, and Diplomacy AAS/POL 339: Contempiorary China - History, Politics, and Diplomacy
    AAS/POL 339: Contempiorary China - History, Politics, and Diplomacy  
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