Nayan Chanda is the Director of Publications and the Editor of YaleGlobal Online Magazine at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization.
For nearly thirty years before he joined Yale University Chanda was with the Hong Kong-based magazine the Far Eastern Economic Review as its editor, editor-at-large and correspondent.
His recent book Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers and Warriors Shaped Globalization (Yale University Press, (2007) has been translated in Korean and Chinese and Japanese, Italian and Turkish translations will be published in 2008. He is also the author of Brother Enemy: The War After the War and co-author of over a dozen books on Asian politics, security and foreign policy.
He is the recipient of the Shorenstein Award for 2005. The Award honors a journalist not only for a distinguished body of work, but also for the particular way it has helped an American audience understand the complexities of Asia. It is presented jointly by the Shorenstein Forum at Stanford and the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University.
Chanda writes a fortnightly column ’Bound Together’ in India’s BusinessWorld magazine and Singapore Straits Times..
He is a member of Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund; and has been the recipient of grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council. He is a Carnegie Scholar for 2006.
He received his BA from Tufts University in International Relations summa cum laude and was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa in 1983. He earned his masters from the Fletcher School of Law in and Diplomacy in international economics and Middle East studies in 1984, and his PhD from MIT in political science in 1991.