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Berenice Guyot-Rechard



August 5, 2019 — December 20, 2019

Professional affiliation

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in 20th Century International History, King's College London
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Wilson Center Projects

Governing the Sea: Indian Ocean Geopolitics, 1945-1990

Full Biography

A specialist of South Asia and the Indian Ocean, Dr. Guyot-Réchard holds a lectureship (assistant professorship) in contemporary international history at King’s College London. Her award-winning work focuses on the long-term impact of decolonization on the world as we know it today, particularly in terms of international politics. She has written extensively on Sino-Indian relations and on the strategic borderlands between India, Burma and Tibet. More recent work focuses on India’s practice of diplomacy and on South Asia and the international order. At the Wilson Center, she will be working on the geopolitics of the Indian Ocean since 1945. She regularly intervenes on South Asia-related issues in international media and policy circles.

Major Publications

Shadow States: India, China and the Himalayas, 1910-1962 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016) “When legions thunder past: The Second World War and India’s north-east frontier”, in War in History 25:3 (2018), 328-60 "Nation-building or state-making? India's North-East Frontier and the ambiguities of Nehruvian developmentalism, 1950–1959” in Contemporary South Asia, 21:1 (2013), 22-37