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Pratap Mehta

Non-Resident Fellow
Expertise: 

political theory, constitutional law, society and politics in India, governance and political economy, and international affairs

Education: 

B.A., St. John’s College and Ph.D., Princeton University

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Pratap Mehta is a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development. He is currently the president of the Centre for Policy Research, one of India’s most distinguished think tanks as well as part of NYU Law School’s Global Faculty. He has previously taught at both Harvard University and Jawaharlal Nehru University. He is the recipient of the Malcom S. Adishehshiah Award for 2010 and of the 2011 Infosys Prize for Social Sciences – Political Science. His areas of research include political theory, constitutional law, society and politics in India, governance and political economy and international affairs. He is a prolific columnist and his columns have appeared many national and international publications including the Financial Times, the Telegraph, International Herald Tribune, The Hindu, Outlook, etc. He is also on the editorial board for a number of journals such as the American Political Review, Journal of Democracy, and India and Global Affairs.

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