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Vishakha N Desai

Vishakha N Desai

Columbia University

Vishakha N Desai is senior advisor for global affairs to the president of Columbia University and chair of the University’s Committee on Global Thought. She is president emerita of the Asia Society, which she headed from 2004 to 2012. Born in India, Dr Desai, who holds a PhD in art history from the University of Michigan, is author of World as Family: A Journey of Multi-Rooted Belongings (Columbia University Press, 2021).

Articles by Vishakha N Desai

Population & Society

Identity and Citizenship: Pressures and Prejudices of Nation-States

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Nationhood, citizenship and identity are more and more intertwined and complex in the globalized world.