Professor Amitabh Mattoo Honorary Director, Australia India Institute
Professor Amitabh Mattoo is the CEO and Honorary Director of the Australia India Institute at Delhi, and Professor of International Relations at the University of Melbourne. He also serves as advisor to the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. He is also a Professor of Disarmament Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has been a member of the National Security Advisory Board and also a member of the National Knowledge Commission to the Prime Minister of India. Professor Mattoo received his doctorate from the University of Oxford and has been a visiting Professor at Stanford University, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and at the Maison des Sciences de l’homme at Paris. Professor Amitabh Mattoo was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jammu from 2002-2008. Recognizing his contribution to education and public life, the President of India honoured Professor Mattoo with the Padma Shri, one of India's highest civilian awards.