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Bernard Schwartz award to Brahma Chellaney

imageBrahma Chellaney has been awarded with 2012 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award for his book Water: Asia’s New Battleground.

Who is Brahma Chellaney?

  • Brahma Chellaney is a Professor of Strategic Studies at the New Delhi-based Centre for Policy Research, an independent think-tank.
  • Formerly a Member of the Policy Advisory Group headed by the External Affairs Minister of India.
  • He has been a Fellow at the Norwegian Nobel Institute, which through the Nobel Committee awards the Nobel Peace Prize annually.

Why this award is given?

  • Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book Award is the only award that is given to authors of non-fiction books for their outstanding contributions to the understanding of contemporary Asia or US-Asia relations as well as possible policy impacts relating to the region.

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