Professor; Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Professor of Indian Politics
Irfan Nooruddin (Ph.D. University of Michigan; B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University) is the Hamad bin Khalifa Professor of Indian Politics. He directs the Georgetown University India Initiative, a university-wide initiative that advances research and teaching around India and its role in world affairs and creates a platform for high-level dialogue among American and Indian leaders from government, business, civil society, and the academy.
He is the author of Elections in Hard Times: Building Stronger Democracies in the 21st Century (Cambridge, 2016) and Coalition Politics and Economic Development: Credibility and the Strength of Weak Governments (Cambridge, 2011). Dr. Nooruddin specializes in the study of comparative economic development and policymaking, democratization and democratic institutions, and international institutions. He has been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, and is a Team Member with Lokniti: Programme on Comparative Democracy at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi. More information is available at www.irfannooruddin.org.