Mangaluru: The department of Political Science is organizing a talk on “Regional look at Security in South and Central Asia”, by Professor Stephen Tankel in the Teletorium (administrative block) of the college between 10 am and 11am on Aug 21.
Professor Tankel will be accompanied by public affairs officer Ariel Pollock of the US consulate general, Chennai. Also present will be Ratna Mukherjee, programs and exchanges specialist, public affairs section at the consulate general.
A visit to the St Aloysius chapel is also part of their programme.
Prof Stephen Tankel is an assistant professor in the School of International Service at American University and a non-resident senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington DC.
He specializes in international security with a focus on political and military affairs in South Asia, transnational threats, Islamist militancy, and US foreign and defense policies related to these issues.
Prof Tankel has widely published on these topics and conducted field research on conflicts and militancy in Algeria, Bangladesh, India, Lebanon, Pakistan and the Balkans.
The Columbia University Press published his first book, Storming the World Stage: The Story of Lashkar-e-Taiba, in summer 2011, and will publish his next one exploring how local partners enable and constrain US counterterrorism efforts.
In addition to his writing, Prof Tankel is on the editorial board of Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and is a senior editor of the web magazine War on the Rocks.
He is frequently asked to advise US policymakers and practitioners on a range of security issues. He has spent 2014 serving as a senior advisor in the Office of Asian and Pacific Security Affairs at the US department of defense.
Before receiving his PhD in War Studies from King’s College London, Prof Tankel had an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BS from Cornell University.