K.P. Vijayalakshmi, PhD, is Professor of US Studies at the Centre for Canadian, US and Latin American Studies, School of International Studies, JNU, New Delhi and Adjunct faculty at the International Strategic Studies Programme (ISSP,) National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore. She is a resource person for the Academic Staff Colleges at various universities, the Army War College, Foreign Services Institute, and Indian Institute of Public Administration (New Delhi) and subject expert to both print and broadcast media. Serving as a teaching faculty of the Centre since 1990, she teaches at the masters and pre-PhD levels and also guides and trains research scholars at the Mphil and doctoral level. In recognition of her work, she has been awarded Olive J. Reddick Award 1982 and Gilmour Award of the Indian Association of American Studies,1992, Ford Foundation Faculty Fellowship1997, Senior Fulbright Post -Doctoral Fellowship (1999-2000), University of Maryland, Salzburg Seminar Fellowship [1995, 1998, 2001) and Fulbright- Nehru Visiting Professor, Texas A &M University 2013. Her research includes analysis of the Role of US in 21st Century, Asia and Emerging Geopolitics, Indo US relations, Rise of China, Decision making in US –India Foreign and Strategic policy, Indian Politics, National Security, Democracies and Gender. She continues to research on the broad theme of Indo-US strategic partnershipand the comprehensive changes that characterize the bilateral relations amidst shifting landscape of global politics. Defence Nuclear and Space are of particular interest as is the enabling role of Science and Technology in diplomacy.
Some of her publications include:
Changing Congressional perceptions towards India, in Kuldeep Kaur, Conflict and Cooperation in South Asia.
Implications of Proliferation Security Initiative for Strategic Stability in South Asia-Indian Ocean, in Lawrence Prabhakar and V.R. Raghavan, Eds. The Changing Oceanic Landscape in the Indian Ocean Region: Issues and Perspectives of Debate.
American Worldview: Genesis history and evolution: Implications for India, South Asian Survey.
Evolution of Indo US nuclear deal in N.K.Jha, ed., Nuclear Synergy: Beyond Strategic Cooperation.
The Question of Gender and Race in American Politics, GNLU Journal of Law Politics and Development.
American Foreign Policy towards India and Pakistan, 1993-2008: A decision making Approach in E. Sridharan, ed., International Relations Theory and South Asia, volume II.
US and Indian Ocean Region: Implications for India, Society for Indian Ocean Studies.
Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the US: Expectations and Realities, Rashtriya Sahara.
India and US, Deccan Herald.
India and USA: A New Moment in Strategic Partnership, Indian Foreign Affairs Journal.
Poliheuristic Theory and Indian Foreign Policy Decision Making: Applicability and Limits, Global Society.
American Perspective on the Indo-Pacific, Emerging Security Order in Indo-Pacific: Issues &Challenges.
India-US Strategic Partnership: Shifting American perspectives on Engaging India, International Studies Journal.
Report on Synergising Global Strategic Objectives to Policy: Indo-US Strategic Partnership, New Delhi.
Report on Changing Contours of Indo-US Relations, Bangalore.
Her membership includes International Studies Association, USA, Indian Association of American Studies, Institute of Defence and Strategic Analyses, India International Centre, Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Women’s Political Watch, New Delhi.