Political Science Faculty
Department: Political Science
Office: Bldg III, Room 4151
Dr. Sunil Dasgupta is the Program Director of UMBC’s Political Science program at the Universities at Shady Grove. He teaches international relations, foreign policy, and security studies as well as introductory courses in political science. In his teaching, Dr. Dasgupta has developed innovative pedagogical approaches using online instruction and new technologies.
Dr. Dasgupta’s research focuses on insurgency and civil wars, civil-military relations, defense R&D, and Asian security issues. His work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Current History, the Washington Quarterly, and the New York Times, among others. He is co-author, with Stephen P. Cohen, of Arming Without Aiming: India’s Military Modernization (Brookings Press, 2010). His paper, “Regional Politics and the Prospects of Stability in Afghanistan,” was published in April 2013 by the United States Institute of Peace.
Before joining UMBC at USG in 2009, Dr. Dasgupta taught international relations and security studies at the George Washington and Georgetown Universities. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Dasgupta worked as a news reporter covering national security and military affairs and wrote a column on business and economics. He remains a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. Click here to view Dr. Dasgupta's publications on his Brookings page.
Dr. Dasgupta has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.