Pratap Bhanu Mehta is an Indian academic. He is currently the president of the Centre for Policy Research, a New Delhi-based think tank. The Centre for Policy Research is one of India’s most distinguished think tanks. He is also a been appointed to NYU Law School’s Global Faculty. He was previously Visiting Professor of Government at Harvard University; Associate Professor of Government and of Social Studies at Harvard, and for a brief period, Professor of Philosophy and of Law and Governance at Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Mehta obtained a B.A. from St John's College, Oxford in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) and a Ph.D in Politics from Princeton University.
Mehta has also done extensive public policy work. He was Member-Convenor of the Prime Minister of India’s National Knowledge Commission; Member of the Supreme Court appointed Lyngdoh Committee on Indian Universities and has authored a number of reports for leading Government of India and International Agencies. He is on the Board of Governors of IDRC, and other academic institutions. He is member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on Global Governance. He is also on the Editorial Board of numerous journals including the American Political Science Review and Journal of Democracy.
Mehta has published widely in the fields of political theory, intellectual history, constitutional law,... Read More