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Dr Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu
Position(s) Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings India
Twitter @BrookingsIndia

Dr. Waheguru Pal Singh (W.P.S.) Sidhu is  is Clinical Associate Professor, and leads the United Nations specialization at the Center for Global Affairs, School of Professional Studies, New York University. Concurrently, he is an associate fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and a guest faculty at the NATO Defense College. Dr. Sidhu has more than 25 years of experience in traditional and non-traditional security issues, specifically in arms control and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction – particularly nuclear weapons – and the role of emerging powers, especially India, in the evolving global order. His previous academic and professional positions include vice president of programs at the EastWest Institute, and director of the innovative New Issues in Security Course at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Dr. Sidhu has also served as a consultant to the UN and its affiliate agencies, and to other intergovernmental agencies. In addition to his pedagogic experience, he regularly organizes and conducts track-two projects with institutions in the US, Europe, China, India, and Pakistan to facilitate a dialogue among young scholars on international peace and security issues. He is the author of multiple books, chapters, and articles dealing with defense and security issues. His latest publication is Shaping the Emerging World: India and the Multilateral Order.