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Rekha Datta, PhD

Professor

PhD, University of Connecticut

Office
Bey Hall, 249
Phone
732-571-4438
Email
rdatta@monmouth.edu
Office Hours
Dr. Datta is on sabbatical for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters.
Regularly Taught Courses
FY 101 PS: First Year Seminar
PS 221: Early Political Thought
PS 222: Modern Political thought
PS 371: International Service Seminar - India
PS 373: Comparative Politics, Asia
PS 377: Women and the World
PS 372: Democracy in South Asia
PS 389: Political Internship
PS 401: Political Science Seminar
PS 518: Theory, Policy, Ethics
About
  • Department chair, 2000-2010.
  • Founding Director, Institute for Global Understanding (IGU) until 2011.
  • Distinguished Teacher Award, Monmouth University (2003), the Outstanding Leader in Experiential Education Award in Higher Education, NSSE (2011), the annual Humanitarian of the Year Award (2004).
  • Higher Education Transition Team for the Governor (NJ), (2005-06).
  • VP for Public Policy, Northern Monmouth County, AAUW, 2011-13
Research Interests
Empowerment of Women, Comparative Politics, India, Pakistan, Political Development, Human Security, United Nations
Publications
Books

Author of Beyond Realism: Human Security in India and Pakistan in the 21st Century, (2008, 2010), Why Alliances Endure: The United States-Pakistan Military Alliance, 1954-1971 (1994) and co-editor, with Judith Kornberg, Women in Developing Countries: (2002).