Dr Arunabha GhoshOxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow
Arunabha Ghosh is CEO of the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), an independent, policy research institution in India (http://ceew.in).
He is also associated with Oxford’s Global Economic Governance Programme and its Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He is involved with the UK Royal Society’s Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative and has co-chaired its international governance working group. He is a member of three track II initiatives: the India-US Dialogue on Climate Change and Energy, the India-Israel Forum, and the Islamabad Dialogue. He sits on the Governing Board of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva.
Dr Ghosh was previously Global Leaders Fellow at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, and at Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations. He was also Policy Specialist at the United Nations Development Programme in New York and has worked at the World Trade Organization in Geneva.
Arunabha’s interests intersect international relations, global governance and human development, including climate, energy, water, trade and conflict. He currently works on: climate governance (financing, R&D, geoengineering); energy-trade-climate linkages; global energy governance; water governance and institutions; and international regime design. His recent and forthcoming publications include: Governing Clean Energy Subsidies (for Rio+20); Laying the Foundation of a Bright Future (on India’s national solar mission); Understanding Complexity, Anticipating Change (on India and global governance, submitted to the National Security Adviser); National Water Resources Framework Study (for India’s Planning Commission); Harnessing the Power Shift (on sources and governance of climate finance); International Cooperation and the Governance of Geoengineering (for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change); and three UNDP Human Development Reports (including the 2006 report on water). Arunabha has worked on trade governance for several years (his doctoral thesis on the WTO’s monitoring system was nominated by Oxford for the Best Thesis Prize at the British International Studies Association) and previously led research on intellectual property, financial crises, development assistance, indigenous people, extremism and violent conflict.
Dr Ghosh has presented to a former President of India, India’s Parliament, the European Parliament, Brazil’s Senate, the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and other legislatures; trained ministers in Central Asia; and hosted a documentary on the water crisis set out of Africa, Diary of Jay-Z: Water for Life, recognised as an Official Honoree at the Webby Awards. His op-eds have appeared in the Business Standard, Financial Express, India Today, Indian Express, Mint, Seminar, Tehelka, and The Hindu. Dr Ghosh has delivered public lectures in several countries, and been interviewed by ABC (Australia), BBC, NDTV (India) and Voice of America, among other news outlets. He has also been consulted by DFID (UK), UK Ministry of Justice, IDRC (Canada), International Energy Agency, the Commonwealth Secretariat (London), Oxfam International, and Transparency International. He has served as Assistant Editor and Book Review Editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. In 2011, the Asia Society named him an Asia 21 Young Leader.
Arunabha holds a D.Phil. (Ph.D.) and M.Phil. in international relations from Oxford, where he was the Clarendon Scholar and Marvin Bower Scholar. He holds an M.A. (First Class) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford, as Radhakrishnan-Chevening Scholar. He graduated at the top of his class with a B.A. (Honours) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He lives in New Delhi, India and speaks English, Hindi, Bengali and basic Spanish.