Dr Rohan Mukherjee

Dr Rohan Mukherjee

Assistant Professor, Deputy Director of LSE IDEAS

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
Rising Powers, International Order, International Security, Asia-Pacific

About me

Dr Mukherjee’s research focuses on rising powers and how they navigate the power and status hierarchies of international order. His book, Ascending Order: Rising Powers and the Politics of Status in International Institutions (Cambridge University Press) received the 2024 T.V. Paul Best Book in Global International Relations Award from the International Studies Association (ISA), the 2023 Hedley Bull Prize from the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) and the 2023 Hague Journal of Diplomacy Book Award. His regional focus is on the Asia-Pacific, particularly how major powers such as India, China, the United States, and Japan, and smaller states in South and Southeast Asia, manage the regional effects of global transitions.

His research has been published in journals such as International Affairs, Global Studies Quarterly, Contemporary PoliticsSurvivalGlobal GovernanceAsian Security and International Relations of the Asia-Pacific, as well as in edited volumes from academic presses such as Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, University of North Carolina, and Brookings. He has also co-edited a policy-focused volume, published by Oxford University Press, that brought together top scholars and analysts across generations from Japan and India to chart the future course of bilateral relations.

Prior to LSE, he was Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale-NUS College in Singapore. He received his PhD from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He holds an MPA in International Development from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs, and a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford. He is a Nonresident Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., and a Nonresident Fellow at the National Bureau of Asian Research in Washington, D.C.

 Dr Mukherjee has limited capacity for new PhD students for entry in 2024/25.

Expertise Details

Dr Mukherjee works on the grand strategies of rising powers and their impact on international security and order; with an empirical specialisation in the Asia-Pacific region.

My research