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Prof. Chaitanya Ravi
Assistant Professor – Public Policy
Email: chaitanya.ravi@flame.edu.in
PhD from George Mason University, USA; MSc in Environmental Science from Savitribai Phule Pune University; BSc in Microbiology from Savitribai Phule Pune University.

Chaitanya Ravi’s primary research interests lie at the intersection of energy policy, climate policy, and international relations. He has a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Public Policy from George Mason University where he was a Presidential Scholar from 2007-2010. His doctoral dissertation was a technological history of the debate over the US-India nuclear cooperation agreement. A revised version of the dissertation was published as a book (A Debate to Remember-The US-India Nuclear Deal) by the Oxford University Press-India.

He has presented his research on the nuclear agreement and the Indian fast breeder reactor at international conferences including the International Summer Symposium on Science & World Affairs and the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science.

He has taught energy policy, environmental policy, biology, and microbiology at George Mason University and environmental studies at New York University. He also holds a Masters in Environmental Science from Savitribai Phule Pune University.

His current research focuses on nuclear policy and climate policy.



  • Ravi, C. (2021). The 1971 Bangladesh war and policy lessons for climate refugee management in South Asia. Politics & Policy49(1), 248–274. https://doi.org/10.1111/polp.12392

  • Gandhi, P., Ravi, C., Pathak, P., & Jalihal, S. (2021). Museums and heritage sites — the missing link in smart city planning: A case study of pune city, india. Space and Culture, India8(4), 33–47. https://doi.org/10.20896/saci.v8i4.1072


  • Shankar, Aparna, and Chaitanya Ravi. “Loneliness Among Older Indian Workers: Findings From the Longitudinal Ageing Study in India.” Journal of Applied Gerontology 43, no. 3 (March 2024): 293–301. https://doi.org/10.1177/07334648231206890

  • Jolad, Shivakumar, and Chaitanya Ravi. “Caste, Conservative, Colonial, and State Paternalism in India’s Alcohol Policies.” Indian Public Policy Review, vol. 3, no. 5 (Sep-Oct), Sept. 2022, pp. 87–106. DOI.org (Crossref), https://doi.org/10.55763/ippr.2022.03.05.004


AY 2018-2019


  • Online Presentation on  “India’s liberal arts renaissance and its perspective on sustainability” at the “Transatlantic Symposium on Sustainable Development: North American and European Perspectives on Sustainability in Higher Education.”, Oct 2, 2023 (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge)

  • Abstract on “An Ai-Based Analysis of Public Attitudes Towards Renewable Energy in India and Its Impact on Government Policies” selected for the 18th International Conference on Energy Sustainability  organized by the American Society for Mechanical Engineers from July 15-17 2024 in Anaheim, California (USA)

  • Presentation on “City-Climate Action Plans-A Comparative Analysis”- at the International Conference on Climate and Weather-related Extremes: New Dimensions, Challenges and Solutions. Sept 19-20, 2022. IIT Rourkee.

  • Online presentation on “Armed Conflict and Nuclear Disaster Contingency Planning- The War in Ukraine” at the North European Emergency and Disaster Studies Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, Nov 1-2, 2022. University of Copenhagen.

  • Second author of paper on “Remaking Higher Education- A Content Analysis of the media discourse on online and blended education in India” presented by first author Professor Juhi Sidharth, FLAME University at the 14th Asian Conference on Education, Nov 28- Dec 2, 2022, Tokyo, Japan.

  • Presented on “Remaking Higher Education?: The Socio-political Implications of Online Education and the Indispensability of the Physical Campus in India” at the Warwick and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS Mumbai) 2021 Conference. A Fair Chance for Education: Problematising Access and Mapping Gendered Pathways to Higher Education in India

  • Abstract selected for Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference, September 18, 2015, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

  • Abstract selected for 12th Annual Online Learning Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop, July 7-8, 2015, Denver, Colorado.

  • Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)2011, November 2-5, 2011, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Abstract selected for the 35th Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting held jointly with Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies. August 25 – 29, 2010 at the University of Tokyo

  • 22nd International Summer Symposium on Science and World Affairs, July 9-16, 2010 in Hamburg Germany

  • Abstract selected for Innovating the Future: Critical Perspectives in Science & Technology Conference, April 9-11, 2010 in Washington D.C

  • Abstract selected for the 7th International Student/Young Pugwash (ISYP) Conference: Conflict and Co-operation- The Global Impact of Regional Security Efforts, June 29-30, 2011


  • Invited Lecture on “Challenges in Liberal Arts Education” at the “Workshop on Transforming Madras Christian College into a Transdisciplinary Knowledge Hub through Consultative Approach” held between 20-21 March 2023, Madras Christian College

  • Pandemic and regional cooperation. 2021. Allegheny College, Pennsylvania. USA