Established in 2018, ESSAIR seeks to proactively –

  • host an Annual Conference in Europe dedicated to scholars working on the international relations of South Asia;
  • represent, promote and enhance the work of South Asia scholars by building a durable research network; and
  • reflect a plurality of cutting-edge theoretical and analytical perspectives concerning the study of South Asia.

For more details, see our Founding Document.

Founding Steering Committee

ESSAIR was founded by a Steering Committee of – Chris Ogden (University of St Andrews), Raphaëlle Khan (Asia Center, Harvard University), Nicolas Blarel (Leiden University), Arndt Michael (University of Freiburg) and Hannes Ebert (Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue).