Prof. C.S.R Murthy, who joined the JNU faculty in 1986, has been a Professor in International Organization since June 2003. His teaching interests are in the areas of UN peacekeeping, India and the United Nations, and regional and non-governmental organizations. He was Senior Fulbright Scholar at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University during 1993-94. Earlier in 1983-84, he was Leverhulme Commonwealth Visiting Fellow at the Department of International Relations at the University of Keele (UK).
The courses taught by Prof. Murthy include International Organization, United Nations and Global Problems, India and the United Nations, International Regional Organizations, and Theoretical Issues in International Organization. Three Ph.D. and 26 M.Phil. degrees have been awarded under his supervision while 5 Ph.D. candidates are currently working under his supervision.
Prof. Murthy has been invited to lecture at numerous fora outside of the University as well and he has delivered lectures at the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of External Affairs (New Delhi), the National Defence College (New Delhi), the Academic Staff Colleges at Allahabad and Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia, and JNU; non-governmental/private organizations like Indian Council of World Affairs, Indian Federation of UNESCO Associations, Indian Society of International Law, World Wide Fund for Nature-India, Dragoco India, and several colleges and schools. He has also delivered Pandit Hridaynath Kunzru Memorial Lectures on Contemporary Issues in International Relations. Prof. Murthy regularly contributes to newspapers like Financial Express, Hindustan Times, India Abroad, Indian Express, The Pioneer, The Business and Political Weekly and has appeared in current affairs programmes of All India Radio, Channel 7, CNN, Doordarshan, Sahara, ETV, Star News and Nippon (Japan) TV. He has presented papers in numerous national and international conferences and seminars held in India and abroad.
His numerous concurrent/previous positions include:
[Editor] India and UNESCO: Five Decades of Cooperation (New Delhi: Indian National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO, 1997).
[Editor] India in Tomorrow’s United Nations (New Delhi: India International Centre, 1995).
India’s Diplomacy in the United Nations: Problems and Perspectives (New Delhi: Lancers Books, 1993).
[Co-Editor] The Nonaligned and the United Nations (New Delhi: South Asian Publishers, 1987).
(b) Chapters in Books
“India’s Non-Permanent Membership in the UN Security Council” in Ankush B. Sawant, ed., Sixty Years of India and United Nations (New Delhi South Asia Publishing House, fothcoming).
“Unintended Consequences for the South Asian Troop Contributing Countries” in Cedric de Coning, Aoi Chiyuki, and Ramesh Thakur, eds., Unintended Consequences of Peacekeeping (UNU, Tokyo: forthcoming).
“UN Reforms: Perspectives of Canada and India” in C.S. Raj, ed., Canada and India in the Twenty-First Century (forthcoming).
“European and Indian Approaches to UN Reforms” in R.K. Jain, ed., European Perspectives on International Security (New Delhi: forthcoming).
“United Nations and the Afghanistan Situation: The Taliban Era” in K. Warikoo, ed., The Afghanistan Crisis: Issues and Perspectives (New Delhi: Bhavana for Himalayan Research & Cultural Foundation, 2002), pp.310-32.
“Nehruvian Nationalism and the United Nations” in Taufiq A. Nizami, ed., Nehru’s Worldview: Internationalism Versus Nationalism (Aligarh: Three Way Printers for AMU Centre for Nehru Studies, 2002), pp.177-200.
“Australia and the United Nations in a Changing World” in D. Gopal, ed., Australia in the Emerging Global Order: Evolving Australia-India Relations (New Delhi: Shipra Publications, 2002), pp.280-93.
“The United Nations and the India-Pakistan Conflict” in P. Sahadevan, ed., Conflict and Peacemaking in South Asia (New Delhi: Lancers Books, 2001), pp.458-82.
“India at the United Nations After the End of the Cold War” in Nalini Kant Jha, ed., India’s Foreign Policy in a Changing World (New Delhi: South Asia Publishing House, 2000), pp.299-319.
“United Nations Action for Peace and State Sovereignty: The Post-Cold War Scene” in Sushil Kumar, ed., New Globalism and the State: Towards a Post-Cold War International Relations Theory (New Delhi: Research Press, 1999), pp.217-35.
“Making the UN Security Council More Representative: India’s Prospects” in C.S.R. Murthy, ed., India in Tomorrow’s United Nations (New Delhi: India International Centre, 1995), pp.18-34.
“Gulf War and Beyond: The United Nations” in K.R. Singh, ed., Post-War Gulf Implications for India (New Delhi: Lancers Books, 1993), pp.17-26.
“Conflict Resolution and the United Nations” in Alokesh Barua, ed., Global Order: Recent Changes and Responses (New Delhi: Lancers Books, 1992), pp.293-306.
[Co-author], “The United Nations and the Gulf Crisis” in A.H.H. Abidi and K.R. Singh, eds., The Gulf Crisis (New Delhi: Lancers Books, 1991), pp.20-40.
“Mongolia at the United Nations: A Quest for Asian Linkages” in R.C. Sharma, ed., Perspectives on Mongolia (New Delhi: Seema Publishers, 1988), pp.155-64.
“Notes on Problems of Source Material and Reorientation Programme for Teachers” in K.P. Saksena, ed., The Teaching About Human Rights (New Delhi: HURITER, 1985).
(c) Papers in Journals
“US and the Third World at the UN: An Ambivalent Relationship”, International Studies (New Delhi), vol.40, no.1, 2003, pp.1-21.
“Taliban and the Afghanistan Problem, 1996-2001: Role of UN”, Himalayan and Central Asian Studies (New Delhi), vol.6, no.1, 2002, pp.4-34.
“United Nations Peacekeeping in Intrastate Conflicts: Emerging Trends”, International Studies, vol.38, no.3, 2001, pp.207-27.
“India and U.N. Peacekeeping Operations: Issues in Policy and Participation” Man and Development (Chandigarh), vol.20, no.2, June 1998, pp.172-83.
“Reforming the UN Security Council: An Asian View”, South Asian Survey (New Delhi), vol.5, no.1, Jan-June 1998, pp.113-24.
“Change and Continuity in the Functioning of the Security Council Since the End of the Cold War”, International Studies, vol.32, no.4, 1995, pp.423-39.
“The Role of the UN Secretary-General Since the End of the Cold War”, Indian Journal of International Law (New Delhi), vol.35, 1995, pp.181-96.
“Reforming the UN”, World Focus (New Delhi), no.189, September 1995.
“The Third World and the Post Cold War United Nations”, Occasional Paper No.15 (New York: Ralph Bunche Institute on the United Nations, City University of New York, 1994).
“India at the UN after the end of the Cold War”, World Focus, no.149, May 1992.
“United Nations Sanctions Against Libya: A Perspective”, Journal of West Asian Studies (Aligarh), no.8, 1992, pp.15-25.
“Britain and the Kashmir Question, 1947-53: Assessing British Policy in the United Nations”, International Studies, vol.26, no.2, 1989, pp.141-63.
”India at the UN: From Raj to Rajiv”, World Focus, no.68, August 1985.
“India and Deadlocked Zone of Peace in the Indian Ocean”, IDSA Journal (New Delhi), vol.17, no. 1, 1984, pp.87-100.
“India’s Participation in the United Nations: Patterns and Problems”, India Quarterly (New Delhi), vol.39, no.4, 1983, pp.408-22.
“Between the Summits”, The Nonaligned World (New Delhi), vol.1, no.1, 1983, pp.108-22.
(d) Open Learning Units
Wrote a Unit on “Contemporary World” for Senior Secondary Political Science Course, National Institute of Open Schooling, New Delhi, 2005.
Edited two Blocks (one on “India and the World” and the other on “United Nations”) for Senior Secondary Political Science Course, National Institute of Open Schooling, 2005.
Prepared Unit (No.10/Block III) on “United Nations, Peacekeeping and Africa” as part of the course on State and Society in Africa, for the Master’s Programme in Political Science, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2003.
Prepared Unit (No.17) on “Political and Diplomatic Issues: United Nations, Regional Organizations and NAM” as part of the course on India and World Affairs for Master’s Programme in Political Science, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2003.
Wrote Unit (No.10) on “Post-Cold War Issues” as part of Block III of the core course on International Relations: Theory and Problems for the Master’s Programme in Political Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2003.
Authored a lesson on “India and World Peace” as part of Module 7 of social science (secondary level) study material, National Institute of Open Learning, 2003.
Contributed lesson on “The United Nations” as part of the Political Science Study Material, for the Senior Secondary Course of National Open School, New Delhi (August, 1998).
Editor for senior secondary level Political Science study material, Book No.5, National Open School, 1997-98.
Wrote a Unit (No.18) on “Role of the United Nations and International Peace” (Block VII) for the Bachelor Programme Course on Contemporary International Relations, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 1991.
(e) Book Reviews
James F. Keeley and Rob Huebert, eds., Commercial Satellite Imagery and United Nations Peacekeeping: A View From Above (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2004) in International Studies, vol.43, 2006 (forthcoming).
David Armstrong, Lorna Lloyd and John Redmond, International Organisation in World Politics, 3rd edn. (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2004) in International Studies, vol.42, nos.3-4, 2005 (forthcoming).
Neil Fenton, Understanding the UN Security Council: Coercion or Consent? (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004) in International Studies, vol.42, no.2, 2005.
G.R. Berridge, Diplomacy: Theory and Practice, 2nd ed. (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2002) in International Studies, vol.41, no.1, 2004.
B. Vivekanandan, India Looks Ahead (New Delhi: Lancers Books, 2002) in International Studies, vol.40, no.3, 2003, pp.292-5.
J. Bandyopadhyaya, World Government for International Democracy and Justice (Howrah: Manuscript India, 2002) in International Studies, vol.40, no.2, 2003, pp.177-9.
Ramesh Thakur and Albrecht Schnabel, ed., United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: Ad Hoc Missions, Permanent Engagement (Tokyo: UN University Press, 2001) in International Studies, vol.39, no.4, 2002, pp.434-8.
Andrew S. Natsios, U.S. Foreign Policy and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Humanitarian Relief in Complex Emergencies (Westport: Praeger, 1997) in International Studies, vol.36, no.2, 1999, pp.205-6.
Peter Uvin, International Organization of Hunger (London: Kegan Paul International, 1994) in International Studies, vol.35, no.1, 1998, pp.123-5.
Anne Winslow, ed., Women, Politics, and the United Nations (Westport: Greenwood Press, 1995) in International Studies, vol.34, no.4, 1997, pp.450-1.
Clive Archer, International Organization, edn. 2 (London: Routledge, 1992) in International Studies, vol.31, no.2, 1994, pp.219-20.
Paul Taylor and A.J.R. Groom, eds., International Institutions at Work (London: Pinter Publishers, 1988) in International Studies, vol.28, no.4, 1991, pp.444-6.
J.C. Johari, International Relations and Politics: Diplomatic History between Two World Wars (New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1984) in International Studies, vol.27, no.2, 1990, pp.177-8.