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Dr Sujata Ashwarya from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, will be speaking on the approach India takes toward Israel and Palestine. In addition to this, she will use her expertise on India-Iran relations to explain the dynamics of India’s relations with other West Asian countries, including Iran.


This event is open to all students and staff at the University of Westminster. Members of the public are also welcome to join the event but need to register by emailing Ms Amina Mahmood at [email protected]

About the speaker

Dr Sujata Ashwarya is Associate Professor in the Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She was awarded research fellowships at the Rothberg International School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (MSH) and Centre d’Etudes et des Recherches Internationales (CERI), Paris, as well as at the Schusterman Centre for Israel Studies, Brandeis University, USA.

She was also affiliated as a researcher at the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, Iran. Her research interests include: India’s West Asia policy, the politics and foreign policy of Iran, Iraq and Israel, the politics of energy, and issues relating to democratisation in the region.

A frequent traveller, Sujata has presented more than 50 papers in national and international conferences and seminars. She has published over 30 research articles and has written, edited and co-edited four books.

Her books include: India-Iran Relations: Progress, Problems and Prospects (2017), Contemporary West Asia: Perspectives on Change and Continuity (co-edited; 2017), Essays on Iran and Israel: An Indian Perspective (2014) and Civil Society, Democracy and State in West Asia (edited; 2010).