Nayan Chanda

  • Founding editor of YaleGlobal Online Magazine

Nayan Chanda is the founder and former editor-in-chief of YaleGlobal Online Magazine, published by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale. He continues to serve as consulting editor. YaleGlobal Online explores globalization defined as the interconnectedness of our world.

For nearly thirty years before he joined Yale University, Chanda was with the Hong Kong-based magazine The Far Eastern Economic Review as its editor, editor-at-large and correspondent. In 1989-90 Chanda was a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington. From 1990-1992 Chanda 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) Chinese, French, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Portuguese and Turkish translations of the book have been published. He is also the author of Brother Enemy: The War After the War and coauthor of over a dozen books on Asian politics, security and foreign policy including Soldiers and Stability in Southeast Asia and The Political Economy of Foreign Policy In Southeast Asia, The International Relations of Asia and Encyclopaedia of Global Studies. He co-edited, with Strobe Talbott, The Age of Terror: America and the World After September 11.

Chanda writes a fortnightly column “Bound Together” in India's Businessworld magazine and Singapore Straits Times and a monthly column for Times of India. He is a member of the editorial board of GlobalAsia, New Global Studies Journal. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.

He is the recipient of the 2005 Shorenstein Award, which honors a journalist not only for a distinguished body of work, but also for the particular way it has helped an American audience understand the complexities of Asia. It is presented jointly by the Shorenstein Forum at Stanford and the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University.

YaleGlobal Online

International activities
  • Faculty
    Haryana, India (2015-Present)
    Nayan Chanda will join the faculty to develop a new program of media studies. The program is part of a joint venture between Yale University and Ashoka University.

    Ashoka University, Ashoka University

  • Shorenstein Award