Prof. Ummu Salma Bava is Professor of European Studies at the Centre for European Studies, and Co-ordinator, The Netherlands Prime Minister’s Grant, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was also the Director, UGC Europe Area Studies Programme (December 2006 - March 2007). She is also a Guest Faculty at the Foreign Service Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, India. She is a member of the International Advisory Committee for the Routledge GARNET series, Europe in the World. Her expertise on India has brought her and the University recognition as an Associate Fellow of the prestigious Asia Society, New York, USA.
She was earlier Associate Professor in the erstwhile Centre for American and West European Studies, SIS, JNU. Prior to joining JNU she was a Reader in the Department of Political Science, Zakir Husain College, University of Delhi.
Prof. Bava participates in the teaching programme of the SIS and the Centre. In the M.A. Politics (International Studies) she teaches Politics and Foreign Policy of Germany and Case Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution. In the Centre she teaches Issues in European Security and guides both M.Phil and Ph. D. students.
She has authored the book West German Realpolitik. Unification, EU and European Security 1949-1995. (Kanishka, 2001). She has other publications to her credit and has participated in many national and international conferences. She was invited by the US Department of State to visit the US under the International Visitor Leadership Programme in May-June 2007. She was selected for the European Union Visitor Programme, Brussels, February 2006 and also invited as Personnalites D'Avenir by the French Ministry of External Affairs to Paris, October 2005. She speaks fluent German.
Prof. Bava holds a Ph. D. in European Studies from School of International Studies, JNU and a M. Phil in International Relations from the University of Delhi. She has a M. A. in Politics (International Studies) from SIS, JNU. She also has a Diploma in Peace and Conflict Resolution from Uppsala University, Sweden and Diploma in International Studies from the University of Vienna, Austria.
· West German Realpolitik. Unification, EU and European Security. 1949-1995 (New Delhi, Kanishka, 2001).
· “New Powers for Global Change? India’s Role in the Emerging World
Order” Dialogue on Globalization, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) Briefing Paper 4, New Delhi, March 2007, http://library.fes.de/pdf-files/iez/global/04372.pdf
· Great expectations: what Asia wants from Europe, Challenge Europe special issue -Dragons, elephants and tigers: adjusting to the new global reality, European Policy Centre, Brussels, September 2006, Issue 15 http://www.theepc.be/pdf/challenge2006.pdf
· The European Union as a Security Actor, in R. K. Jain, ed., India and the European Union (New Delhi: Radiant, 2006) pp.218-233.
· Zwischen Vertrauen und Wechsel. Deutschland bevor und nach der Wahl, in Von Grüblern und Frühaufstehern - Aus(sen)sichten der DAAD Wahlbeobachter im September 2005 (Berlin: DAAD Publication, 2006) pp.218-231.
· Europe and Humanitarian Intervention, in R. K. Jain and H. Elsenhans, (eds.), India, Europe and the Changing Dimensions of Security (New Delhi: Radiant, 2006) pp.98-106.
· European Integration and the Challenges of Institutional Reform, in R. K. Jain, H. Elsenhans and A. Narang (eds.), The European Union in World Politics (New Delhi: Radiant, 2006) pp.298-315.
· India - An Emerging Power in International Security? Monograph for University of Brasilia Ford Project: Role of Emerging Powers in International Security (Brasilia: University of Brasilia, 2006).
· India and EU, in N. S. Sisodia and C. Uday Bhaskar (eds.), Emerging India. Security and Foreign Policy Perspectives (New Delhi: IDSA, Promilla and Bibliophile South Asia, 2005) pp. 179-192.
· The European Union and Russia, in R. K. Jain, (ed.), The European Union in a Changing World (New Delhi, Radiant, 2003) pp.115-141.
· Political Parties and Political Change in Germany, in R.K. Jain, (ed.), Germany in the 1990's (New Delhi, Radiant, 1998) pp.16-31.
· H. S. Chopra and Ummu Salma Bava, Some Environmental Challenges: World Bank's Approach to their Management, in C. K. Varshney and D. R. Sardesai (eds.), Environmental Challenges (New Delhi, Willy Eastern, 1993) pp.83-94.
· Emerging India and Global Norms: Status Quoist or Revisionist? in Zaki Laidi, ed., Are European preferences Shared by Others. The Fate of European Norms in a Globalized World (Routledge).
· India-EU Relations: Building a Strategic Partnership, in Richard Balme and Brian Bridges, ed., The European Union And Asia: Bilateralism, Multilateralism And Inter-Regional Relations (Palgrave).
· "Europe and the World", in Special Edition of the Journal, South Asian Survey, (New Delhi: Sage).
· The EU between Secularism and Christianity: Defining EU Identity in Kuhnel, ed., The Importance of Being European: Turkey, the EU, and the Middle-East. (The European Forum at The Hebrew University).
The Role of Emerging Powers in International Security (Brazil, South Africa and India) Field Specialist, Ford Foundation Project, Institute of International Relations, University of Brasilia, Brazil, November 2004 - May 2006.
The Influence of Education on Employment in Armed Conflict Research Fellow with Dr. Katharina Michaelowa, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA), Hamburg, Germany October 1-November 24, 2001
· The Relevance of US - USSR Nuclear Risk Reduction Measures in the China, India and Pakistan Context, Visiting Fellow, The Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, D.C., USA, February 9-May 10, 2001.