Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg









Dr. rer. pol. Jivanta Schöttli

Email: jivanta.schoettli@soziologie.uni-heidelberg.de
Office hours: Mondays: 11 - 12:30 Room 413

Teaching WS 2015/16

  • Hauptseminar/Seminar: State and International Politics in South Asia: the case of India.
    Donnerstag 16:00 -18:00: SAI, Z 10 >> Beginning on 15th October
  • Vorlesung: State and International Politics in South Asia: the case of India.
    Mittwoch 14:00 - 16:00: SAI, Z 10 >> Beginning on 21st October
  • Methodenseminar/Kolloquium: Theory and Method in Politics of South Asia.
    Monday 16:00 - 18:00: SAI Rm. 317 >> Beginning on 19th October

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born in Mumbai, India 14.02.1978 to Indo-Swiss parentage.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Political Theory: Leadership and Institutions, Liberalism, Citizenship
  • Comparative Politics: India and China, India and South Asia
  • International Relations: Foreign Policy Analysis and International Politics of South Asia
  • Political Economy: Development & Democracy in South Asia

Education

  • July 2009, Awarded Dr. rer. pol. Summa cum Laude (supervisor: Professor Subrata K. Mitra),
    Department of Political Science, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany
    Subject of the Ph.D. thesis: Strategy and Vision in Politics. Jawaharlal Nehru’s policy choices and the designing of political institutions.
  • 2001-2002 MPhil student in Economic History. (Thesis title: The role and presence of Indian merchants In Meiji Japan), London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • 2000-2001 MSc. in Economic History. (Thesis title: The Japanese shipping industry, 1868 - 1896. A study of industrialisation and diplomacy), London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • 2000 International Course, specializing on Trade. United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1996-1999 BSc. International Relations and History. (Thesis title: The May 1967 riots and their Impact on Hong Kong)London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
  • 1990-1995 GCSEs and A-Levels. Runnymede College, Madrid, Spain.
  • 1983-1990 The British School, New Delhi, India.

Academic Appointments

  • Present: Coordinator & Researcher in DFG project at Max Weber Institute of Sociology, German Research Association (DFG) funded project: Top Managers in Asia: Actor Orientations and Career Patterns, led by Prof. Markus Pohlmann. Coordination of 8 team members and responsibility for research, data collection, interviews in India.

  • Present: Lecturer in International and Comparative Politics (University of Heidelberg, South Asia Institute).
    Organised and participated in an international conference with speakers from Toronto, Beijing, New Delhi, London and Warsaw on Security in South Asia: a regional perspective. Implications for International Relations Theory.

  • 2008 - 2010: Coordinator of Research Area A, ‘Governance and Administration’ (University of Heidelberg, Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context).
    Co-organiser and conceptualisation of the Cluster’s Annual Conference: ‘The Flow of Concepts and Institutions’, October 6 – 8th, 2010.

  • 2008 - 2010: Researcher and Assistant on a project funded by the German Research Council: Citizenship as Conceptual Flow. Asia in Comparative Perspective.(University of Heidelberg, South Asia Institute)
    Organised 4 international conferences, a European doctoral workshop on ‘Citizenship, Democracy and Governance’ and co-ordinated a programme of public lectures.
    Management of project’s budget and database.

  • 2005 - 2008: Lecturer in International and Comparative Politics (for BA and MA degrees), Department of Political Science, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany.

  • 2004 - 2005: Research Assistant, Department of Political Science, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
    Co-organised together with Hanns Seidel Foundation, a conference in Berlin, Summer 2005 titled, ‘India in World Politics’.
    Research for book projects and teaching assistant to Professor Subrata K. Mitra, PhD (Rochester).

International Conferences and Work Experience

  • October 11, 2012 Chair and Wrap-up Session. The Merits of Regional Cooperation: The Case of South Asia, South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF) Conference, Brussels.
  • September 14 – 16, 2012 Sommerakademie Asien. Lecture on India’s Strategic Future as a Great Power in the Region. Akademie für Politische Bildung Tutzing, Munich.
  • July 1 - 4, 2012 International conference on Power Politics and Maritime Governance in the Indian Ocean, at Internationales Wissenschaftsforum, Heidelberg. Funded through the Hengstberger Prize 2011.
  • April 19 – 20, 2012 “China und Indien im 21. Jahrhundert”, Lecture on The Post-Colonial State in India at Passauer Kontaktstudium Geographie, Universität Passau.
  • January 18, 2012 one of the presenters of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" reapplication to the German Research Council (DFG) evaluation committee in Berlin.
  • December 13, 2011 Lecture on “Corruption in India”, University of Würzburg, Germany.
  • Sept. 22 - 24, 2011 participated as discussant and senior scholar in the “5th European PhD Workshop in South Asian Studies” organised by the European Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS) at the Centre d'études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (CEIAS), Paris.
  • August 25 - 27, 2011 presented a paper on “The Politics of Anxiety: India's Foreign Policy and Domestic Politics” at the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR) Annual Conference, University of Iceland.
  • July 8 - 9, 2011 organised international conference on Trilateralism and Triangular Dynamics in International Relations. Implications for International Relations Theory. Heidelberg University, Germany.
  • May 23, 2011 presented a paper, “India and the China-Pakistan Relationship: Strategic Constraints and Opportunities” at the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies (CCIRS), University of Warsaw, Poland.
  • April 28, 2011 presented a paper, “India and the China-Pakistan relationship: Strategic Constraints and Opportunities” at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.
  • January 11, 2011 presented a paper, “India in a Multi-polar World: Implications for Europe” at an international conference, India and Central Europe in Evolving Global Context at the Institute of Foreign Policy Studies, University of Calcutta, India.
  • December 3, 2010 presented a paper, “Politics and Vision’: Jawaharlal Nehru and the Post-Colonial State of India” at a roundtable organized by MISHA (Maison Interuniversitaire des Sciences de l’Homme-Alsace), University of Strassbourg.
  • October 6 - 8, 2010 co-organised the Annual Conference “The Flow of Concepts and Institutions”,Heidelberg, Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”. Multimedia documentation here.
  • June 29, 2010 participated in a roundtable discussion on ‘The challenge of creating a new South Asian security agenda’ together the with former Ambassador of Pakistan, organised by the European Policy Centre, Brussels.
  • June 18 – 21, 2010 presented a paper, ‘Goodbye Eurocentrism? Studying and teaching politics of South Asia’ to a workshop of the India-EU Study Programme of the European Commission.
  • June 29, 2010 participated in a roundtable discussion on ‘The challenge of creating a new South Asian security agenda’ together the with former Ambassador of Pakistan, organised by the European Policy Centre, Brussels.
  • June 18 – 21, 2010 presented a paper, ‘Goodbye Eurocentrism? Studying and teaching politics of South Asia’ to a workshop of the India-EU Study Programme of the European Commission.
  • March, 25 – 28, 2010 organised a panel at The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference, Philadelphia, USA.
  • January 2010 elected to Steering Committee of the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies, Warsaw, Poland.
  • January 28, 2010 represented the South Asia Institute as associate partner of the Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies, Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw.
  • January 3 - 6, 2010 presented a paper at a Conference in Bhubaneshwar, India on Citizenship as Conceptual Flow. Asia in Comparative Perspective.
  • May 28 - 29, 2010 presented a paper at a Conference in Seoul, South Korea on The Theory of Citizenship – Conceptual Flows and Counterflows.
  • November 6 & 7, 2009 Presented a position paper on India-Sri Lanka relations at A Roundtable on Sri Lanka organized by the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, Berlin.
  • July – September, 2008 affiliated with Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi, India.

Scholarships and Grants

  • 2011, Hengstberger Prize, awarded within Heidelberg University to young researchers to organise a scientific conference.
  • February 2011, Visiting Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi.
  • July – September 2008 Visiting Doctoral Fellowship, Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), New Delhi.
  • July – September, 2006 Visiting Fellowship,India Studies Centre, Beijing University, China.
  • 2004-2006 DAAD, Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Academic Exchange Service)
  • 2000-2001 London School of Economics Merit Award for MSc. in Economic History

Activities, Interests and Skills

  • Languages spoken, other than English: Spanish, Hindi, French & German.
  • Co-founder of APSA: Foundation for Applied Political Science South Asia.
  • Deputy Editor of Heidelberg Papers in South Asian and Comparative Politics.
  • Elected member on Steering Committee for Centre for Contemporary India Research and Studies, Warsaw University.
  • Research fellow for South Asia Democratic Forum.
  • Member of Cluster, Asia and Europe in a Global Context.
  • Committee member to develop the curriculum of the BA / MA South Asian studies programme at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University.
  • Member of Heidelberg Indian Students Association: organised cultural events for the general public and University of Heidelberg.
  • Travel: ‘Gap Year’ 1999-2000 lived and travelled in Japan,
    ‘Gap Year’ 1995-96 lived in Hong Kong and travelled in China.
  • Bharatnatyam: Classical South Indian dance: performances in Germany and Switzerland.
  • Theatre: acted in productions of the Hong Kong Players
  • Sport: member of Heidelberg Tennis Club.
  • Debating: member of LSE Debating Society and Heidelberg Debating Club
  • Member of Chatham House, London and Lions Club, Heidelberg and Bombay Gymkhana, Mumbai.
  • Volunteer Work: Amnesty International in Hong Kong, Lions Club activities in Heidelberg.
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