Nayan Chanda has been the Director of Publications of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalisation and editor of YaleGlobal Online since 2001.
Before coming to Yale in 2001 he was, for nearly thirty years, with the Hong Kong based magazine the Far Eastern Economic Review as its reporter, diplomatic correspondent and editor. Nayan was a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington in 1989-90. From 1990-1992 he was editor of the Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly, published from New York.
He is the author of Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers and Warriors Shaped Globalization (Yale University Press, (2007) and also the author of Brother Enemy: The War After the War (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986. He also co-edited and contributed chapters to over a dozen books including Encyclopaedia of Global Studies (2012).
He is a regular columnist for Times of India, BusinessWorld and the Straits Times.
Nayan is the winner of the 2005 Shorenstein Award for Journalism presented jointly by the Walter H. Shorenstein Forum for Asia Pacific Studies at Stanford University and the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard. He is also a Fellow of Yale Saybrook College.
Nayan is a member of the editorial board of GlobalAsia, New Global Studies journal and of the Sage Encyclopaedia of Global Studies and also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Toynbee Prize Foundation and of the Tallberg Foundation, Sweden.
Nayan holds a Master’s degree in History from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and is the winner of the Jadavpur University Gold Medal.