Dr Jivanta Schottli

Jivanta Schottli Wins Prestigious Journal Prize

Dr Jivanta Schottli, Assistant Professor in Indian Politics and Foreign Policy at the School of Law and Government and Director of the Ireland India Institute at Dublin City University, has been awarded the prestigious Round Table Peter Lyon prize for her article, ‘India and the “great powers”: from the Indian Ocean to the Indo-Pacific region’, published in the June 2022 issue of The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs.

Jivanta’s research explores the intersection between domestic politics and international relations in terms of policy-formulation and implementation. She has published on India’s contribution to maritime governance in the Indian Ocean and the country’s role as a foreign policy actor within the emerging architecture of the Indo-Pacific. She has co-authored a book, titled Statecraft and Foreign Policy: India, 1947–2023, which will be published later this year.

Founded in 1910, The Round Table is the oldest English-language international affairs journal, and provides analysis and commentary on all aspects of international relations. The journal is the major source for coverage of the policy issues concerning the contemporary Commonwealth, with occasional articles on themes of historical interest.

The Peter Lyon prize is an annual prize for the best policy-oriented article on a theme of significance for the contemporary Commonwealth published in the journal each calendar year. It was instituted in memory of Peter Lyon (1934-2010), who was Reader in International Relations at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, and Editor of The Round Table from 1983 to 2004. Widely acknowledged as one of the leading experts on the Commonwealth, he was keen to bridge the divide between academia and policy-making, and over the period of his editorship he wrote almost 100 editorials and other articles for the journal, commenting on more or less every issue of relevance to the contemporary Commonwealth.

For more information, see https://www.commonwealthroundtable.co.uk/journal/peter-lyon-memorial-prize/