Professor Ganguly spent six weeks this summer as a Visiting Research Professor in the Institute of Politics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He taught a “block seminar” on the evolution of the Sino-Indian rivalry. (A “block seminar” , a uniquely German academic innovation, involves two or three days of intensive teaching on a specific subject). He also gave a public lecture at the Deutsche-American Haus on whether or not India can become a game changer in global politics.
Also, while in Germany he traveled to Berlin as a speaker in the US Department of State’s Public Diplomacy Program. In Berlin, he was interviewed on Deutsche Welle television about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s state visit to the United States. His new book (with Manjeet S. Pardesi and William R. Thompson), The Sino-Indian Rivalry: Implications for Global Order was published by Cambridge University Press. Next year Oxford University Press will publish The Oxford Handbook of Indian Politics edited by Eswaran Sridharan and myself. Also, the University of Michigan Press will publish his co-edited (with Larry Diamond and Dinsha Mistree) book, The Troubling State of India’s Democracy.