Kishore C. Dash, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Areas of Expertise: 

Business in India, Political economy of India and greater Asia, Global political economy, International and regional organizations in Asia/Pacific, International and regional trade cooperation


Big Emerging Market: India, Contemporary Business in Asia, Global Competitiveness in High-Performance Economies, Global Political Economy, Regional Business Environment: Asia

Professional Bio: 

Kishore C. Dash, Ph.D., is an associate professor of international studies at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is also a senior lecturer at the University of Delhi in his native India.

Dr. Dash specializes in international political economy, particularly as it relates to China, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Other areas of expertise are business in India, international and regional organizations in Asia/Pacific, and international and regional trade cooperation. He has lived and worked in India, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, China and the United States.

His primary focus in his teaching and research examines political risk management in Asia, telecommunications, and foreign direct-investment management in India and greater Asia. He has taught and lectured around the world and his published articles have also focused on the political economy in different Asian nations.

Dr. Dash and fellow Thunderbird international studies Associate Professor C. Roe Goddard are co-editors of a book, “International Political Economy: State-Market Relations in a Changing Global Order,” the second-best selling book in the field of international political economy. He has also authored “Regionalism in South Asia,” which is part of the Routledge Contemporary South Asian Series. The book is his examination of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the issues of peace and development in seven South Asian countries.

He has written a number of book chapters in distinguished works, as well as commentary that has appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world, case studies for the Thunderbird Case Series, and research articles for such leading journals as Oxford Companion to World Politics, Asian Survey, Pacific Affairs, International Politics, Contemporary South Asia and International Political Economy. He has produced commentaries on regional economic and security issues in South Asia for the British Broadcasting Corporation’s acclaimed “World’s Issues.”

Before coming to Thunderbird, Dr. Dash was a research fellow at the East-West Center in Hawaii and a political science lecturer at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He served as delegation leader on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Evaluation Committee on Third World Debt Issues in 1990. He has consulted with some of the global community’s largest multi-national corporations, including Boeing and Hewlett-Packard, on technology issues and issues relative to government and business relations in India.

Dr. Dash earned his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1994. He received his MA from the University of Delhi in India in 1980 after graduating with his BA and Honors with Distinction at Utkal University in Bhubaneswar, India, in 1977. Among the many honors he has earned are a Thunderbird Research Center Competitive Faculty Grant (2005, 2006, 2007) and the William Hacker Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Research at Thunderbird (2001).