Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (International Collaboration) and Executive Director of Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Prof. (Dr.) Nehginpao Kipgen is an Associate Professor, Assistant Dean (International Collaboration), and Executive Director of Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Jindal School of International Affairs. He is a Political Scientist whose concentration are in Comparative Politics and International Relations. His general teaching and research interests include Democratization, Global/World Politics, Ethnic Conflict and Identity Politics, Human Rights, Refugees, Maritime Disputes, International Organizations, and Government and Politics of Southeast Asia.
His academic research focuses on Asia, with specialization in Southeast Asia and Burma/Myanmar. He has presented papers and served as chair and discussant in several international academic conferences, including International Political Science Association (IPSA) and International Studies Association (ISA). Since 2013, Dr. Kipgen has served as a “country expert for Burma/Myanmar” for Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem), a collaborative academic research project of the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg (Sweden), and the Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame (USA). Dr. Kipgen was awarded scholarships by Open Society Institute, New York; Prospect Burma, London; and the U.S. State Department for his Masters and Doctoral programs. He is also a recipient of International Writing Award from Earth Community Organization, Canada.
Dr. Kipgen has published four single-authored books in Routledge (Taylor & Francis), Oxford University Press, and Ruby Press; 21 peer-reviewed academic articles in Social Research, International Studies, World Affairs, Journal of Asian and African Studies, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Ethnopolitics, Strategic Analysis, South Asia Research, Indian Journal of Political Science, Economic and Political Weekly, Asian Profile, Asian Affairs, International Journal on World Peace, and India Review. He has also published over 200 articles in various leading international newspapers and magazines in five continents – Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, and North America.
These include, among others: Washington Post, Washington Times, Foreign Policy Journal, Fair Observer, Huffington Post, The World Post, International Peace Institute/Global Observatory, Nikkei Asian Review, The Diplomat, The Japan Times, The Straits Times, TODAY, Channel NewsAsia, The Star, New Straits Times, The Guardian, Epoch Times, Jerusalem Post, The Hindu, Hindustan Times, Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, The Statesman, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, New Zealand Herald, National Times, Asia Times, China Post, China Daily, Global Times, Japan Today, Korea Times, South China Morning Post, Ming Pao, The Indian Express, The Pioneer, The Telegraph, The Wire, Journal of Turkish Weekly, Al-Jazeerah, The National, The Standard, Bangkok Post, Jakarta Post, Jakarta Globe, Manila Times, Brunei Times, Gulf Times, Gulf Today, Khaleej Times, Arab News, Phnom Penh Post, Global New Light of Myanmar, Myanmar Times, Malaysian Mirror, Bangladesh Today, The Daily Star, The Island, Asia Sentinel, Asia News Network, Asian Tribune, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, and The Irrawaddy.
Dr. Kipgen has appeared on British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Radio Free Asia (RFA), Voice of America (VOA), ABC Radio National (Australia), and India-based Lok Sabha TV, DD India, WION television; Beijing-based China Global Television Network (CGTN), ANC television (Philippines), and Sputnik International (Russia).
Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2019. “The Rohingya Crisis: The Centrality of Identity and Citizenship.” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 39, Issue 1, pp. 61-74.
Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2019. “India‐ASEAN Relations: The Initiatives, Successes and Challenges.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) conference, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto on March 29.
Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2019. “The Construct of Ethnic Identity Among the Kuki People Along India‐Myanmar Border Region.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association (ISA) conference, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto on March 28.
Kipgen, Nehginpao and Shivangi Dikshit. 2020. “What lockdown means for India and humanity.” The Statesman, April 16.
Kipgen, Nehginpao and Diksha Shandilya. 2020. “China asserts presence in South China Sea amid COVID-19 pandemic.” The Korea Times, April 15.
Kipgen, Nehginpao and Sanjana Dhar. 2020. “Taiwan shouldn’t be kept out of Covid-19 loop.” The Statesman, April 13.
Kipgen, Nehginpao and J. Mohanasakthivel. 2020. “The Indo-Pacific needs an infrastructural alliance.” The Manila Times, April 10.
Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2020. “China is the accused and rescuer of coronavirus.” The Korea Times, April 6.
Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2020. “Stop racial discrimination, fight the bug instead.” Bangkok Post, March 28.
Kipgen, Nehginpao and Ankit Malhotra. 2019. “India Made a Bold Move on Kashmir.” The Jerusalem Post, August 19.
Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2017. “End the blame game in Manipur.” Huffington Post, January 11.
Kipgen, Nehginpao. 2016. “Should Suu Kyi be stripped of her Nobel Prize?” Manila Times, November 4.