Anil Sigdel – CV


Associate Professor, International Relations, SNSPA

Bucharest, Romania

Director, Nepal Matters for America, Washington DC

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Accomplished international relations (IR) and foreign policy (FP) scholar.

AuthorIndia in the Era of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (October 2020), Rowman and Littlefield’s scholarly imprint Lexington books, Washington DC.

Articles, commentaries and quotes as well as interviews published or broadcasted in major international outlets and think tanks: Foreign Policy, Atlantic Council, Hudson Institute, The National Interest, Real Clear, East West Center and National Committee in US-China Relations in Washington DC; East Asia Forum, SCMP, People’s Daily, The Kathmandu Post, The Annapurna Express, Observer Research Foundation in Asia and more.



PhD in Political Science, University of Vienna, Austria                                                                  2010-2014

Dissertation: Negotiated Settlement of Civil Wars and International Norms; case focus Asia.

Courses: Research Methodology, Theories of International Relations and Foreign Policy.

Master’s in International Studies, Diplomatic School of Madrid, University of Complutense, Spain      2004-5

Courses: International Relations and Foreign Policy, International Public Law, International Organizations.

Awards and Grants


PhD with a Distinction; University of Vienna. Grant for Career Development.

Merit Scholar for the Master’s Degree in the prestigious Diplomatic School in Madrid under the Spanish Government’s Ministry of External Affairs’ International Development and Cooperation Program.

Academic Conferences and Journal Peer Reviews

I have been member of International Studies Association (ISA) and American Political Science Association (APSA).Peer-reviewed articles in International Politics, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Racial Studies, Asian Affairs: An American View, Insight Turkey, East Asia Forum etc. Presented articles and took the role of discussant in different panels of ISA and APSA; ISA presentations – 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022.

Experience: Teaching and Think-tanking

As Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations at the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, a prestigious institution in Romania, I have designed an entire syllabus of the course US-China Great Power Competition for Master’s level program. I give lectures in-person in a very interactive way, provide comprehensive reading lists and am responsible for taking examinations and providing grades.   2021 – until present

As Founder and Research Director at Nepal Matters for America in Washington DC, I have worked with several institutions including US Congress and State Department. I have conducted deep research on US-China, US-South Asia and US-Asia policy and provided policy recommendations to US private and government agencies and built network in the policy community.                                                                                                    2016- until present

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