Bio

Jayita Sarkar, a historian by training, is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies (from Fall 2017 onward). Her expertise is in the history of U.S. foreign policy, nuclear proliferation, export controls, the global Cold War, South Asia and Western Europe Her research has appeared or is forthcoming in the Journal of Strategic StudiesCold War History, International History Review, and Critique Internationale, among others. Dr. Sarkar has held fellowships at MIT, Harvard, Columbia and Yale universities, and visiting positions at U.S., European and Asian thinktanks. She obtained a doctorate in International History from the Graduate Institute Geneva in Switzerland.

Project Summary

The United States, Nonproliferation and India’s Nuclear Program, 1961-1984