Professor Sanjaya Baru

Sanjaya Baru is presently Visiting Professor at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore, and a Consulting Senior Fellow of the International Institute of Strategic Studies, London. Between 2004 and August 2008 he was Media Advisor to Prime Minister of India and his spokesperson and chief speechwriter. He has had a career in both media and academia. He was Chief Editor, The Financial Express, India and Editorial Page Editor, The Times of India, and Associate Editor, The Economic Times, India. He was also a Professor at the Indian Council for International Economic Relations, Delhi, and at the Department of Economics, University of Hyderabad. His work on economic policy and national security is summarised in his book, The Strategic Consequences of India’s Economic Performance, Routledge, 2007. He was a Member of India’s National Security Advisory Board and Board of Trade. He is on the Governing Board of the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.

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