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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


AY 2018-2019

  • Ravi, C. (2018). A debate to remember: The US-India nuclear deal (First edition). Oxford University Press.


  • 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


  • Shivakumar Jolad, Shalaka Shah and Chaitanya.Ravi. Survival of migrants in a crisis. FLAME University, 2021
    Distress-of-Migrants-in-Pune.pdf (flame.edu.in)

  • The Nuclear Safety Culture in India: Past, Present and Future. Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS) Special Report No 90. May 2010