Nayan Chanda is associate professor of international relations. His deepening interest in contemporary history led him to wartime Saigon as bureau chief of the Hong Kong based magazine Far Eastern Economic Review. After two decades as a correspondent, he was appointed editor of the magazine. Nayan was the first Asian to serve as editor since the magazine’s inception.
In 2001, Nayan was appointed director of publications at the Yale Centre for the Study of Globalization at Yale University. He founded YaleGlobal Online in 2002, and edited the journal until 2015.
Nayan has been passionately interested in Asian history and in the phenomenon of globalization. He is the author of Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers and Warriors Shaped Globalization (2007) and Brother Enemy: the War After the War (1986). He co-authored several books on Asian politics and globalization. Nayan has been widely published in international newspapers and continues to contribute articles and book reviews.
He is the winner of the 2005 Shorenstein Award for journalism presented for lifetime achievement jointly awarded by Harvard and Stanford University.
He earned a MA in history from Jadavpur University.