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Faculty Profile

NUNES, William Dr
Ph.D. (Political Science), M.Phil., M.A., B.A., UGC-NET
Associate Professor of Political Science

CONTACT

Email : wnunes@gnlu.ac.in

Phone : (+91) - +91 -79-23276611/12

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Fax : (+91) - 91 -79-23276611

Teaching / Research Experience

Teaching Experience

  • 10 years

Research Experience

  • 06 Years
Area of Research/Interest

Research Projects

[Undertaken]

  • Documentation of Maritime Heritage Sites of Coastal Gujarat, Vasant J. Seth Memorial Foundation, Mumbai, January, 2003
  • Impact Evaluation & Implementation on Word Bank and IFAD Assisted RWDEP (Swa Shakti Project); August, 2002 to December, 2002
  • Concurrent Monitoring and Evaluation of the Swa Shakti Project (8th Round) Gujarat State; A project supported by the Word Bank and IFAD and assisted by RWDEP September, 2000 to January, 2001
  • Innovative Non-Formal Education in India : An Evaluation of Night School Projects for Working Children, September 1998 to February 1999.
  • Oilseeds and Pulses in Indian Agriculture : A Review of Changing Policy Regime and Responses, February 1999 to May 1999.
  • Promoting Adult Literacy through Television : Study of the Jhabua Experiment, May 1999 to June 2000.
  • Study of Drought Prone affected Districts of India, June 2000 to August 2000.
  • Pre and Post Election Survey, Gujarat State, (1998), Centre for Studies of Developing Society, New Delhi. January - May 1998

PROJECTS REPORTS SUBMITTED (UNPUBLISHED):

  • Concurrent Monitoring and Evaluation Swa Shakti Project (8th Round) Gujarat State; Submitted to GWEDC, Gandhinagar.
  • State Level Implementation Completion Report: Swa Shakti Project, Gujarat State; Submitted to the World Bank, IFAD and GWEDC.
  • Impact Evaluation Report on Word Bank and IFAD Assisted RWDEP (Swa Shakti Project); Submitted to GWEDC, Gandhinagar.
  • Report on Cluster Vision Development Training; Submitted to GWDEC, Gandhinagar, January, 2001.
  • Promoting Adult Literacy through Television: Study of the Jhabua Experiment, June 2000.
  • Innovative Non-Formal Education in India: An Evaluation of Night School Projects for Working Children, February 1999. 

Areas of General Interest

  • Political Philosophy
  • Security Studies
  • India’s Foreign Policy

New Course(s) Designed/Introduced

  • [Master in Public Policy, Law and Governance
  • Certificate Course on Intelligence and National Security
  • Certificate Course on Certificate Course on “Politics and Philosophy of Law;
  • Certificate Course on Philosophical Approach to Research Methodology in Social Science and Law
Publication
Books
  • "Security Dilemma of Sri Lanka: A Conceptual Analysis", Ruby Press, New Delhi, 2013 (ISBN: 978-93-82395-02-7)
Book Chapters
  • "Paradox of Sustainable Development: Agenda of Political Parties" in Bimal N Patel and Ranita Nagar (eds), Sustainable Development and India: Convergence of Law, Economics, Science, and Politics, Oxford University Press, India, 2018.
  • "Revisiting Maritime Security in The Indian Ocean: A Note on Current Scenario” in  Bimal N Patel, Aruna Kumar Malik and William Nunes (Eds.) Indian Ocean And Maritime Security: Competition, Cooperation and Threat,  Routledge, London & New York, 2017
  • Protecting People’s Health: An Assessment of Indo- US Cooperation in Bimal N. Patel (et.al.), "Indo-US Relations: Special Reference to Post Obama Visit", Centre for Foreign Policy and Security Studies, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar 2012 (ISBN: 978-81-910389-4-1)
Journal Articles
  • Journal Article - India Versus The International Criminal Court,  NLUD Student Law Journal, Vol. 5, 2018 pp. 71-81  (ISSN: 2277-4009)  (ISSN 2249-7315) 
  • Publication-Journal Article -  The Gujarat Lokayukta: Need to Reform for Ensuring Good Governance' ICI indexed peer reviewed journal titled Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (ISSN 2249-7315) Vol.8, No.3, March 2018 pp. 58-70 (Article DOI : 10.5958/2249-7315.2018.00046.1)
  • William Nunes and Ningthoujam Koiremba Singh, Nontraditional Security: Redefining State-centric Outlook, Jadavpur Journal of International Relations, Sage Publication, Vol. 20, Issue 1, 2016, pp.102-124. (Link: http://jnr.sagepub.com/content/20/1/102.abstract)
  • William Nunes and Swagat Baruah, The Indian Animal Farm: Analysis of the AAM Aadmi Party, Asian Journal of Academic Studies, Volume 1 Issue 2, November 2016 (Link: http://ajas.asia/uploads/42684.1220815509Prof.%20William%20Nunes%20&%20Swagat%20Baruah_FULLPAPER.pdf)
  • Co-authored with Ningthoujam Koiremba Singh. "Drug Trafficking and Narco-terrorism as Security Threats: A Study of India's North-east", India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs, March 2013 69: 65-82
  • "Democratic Explosion: A Clarion Call for Reforms", The Colloquium, March 23, 2011, Vol. II, Issue 1. Url: www.thecolloquium.net
  • "Contending Framework for Foreign Policy Analysis": An Appraisal, The Indian Journal of Political Science, Vol. LXVIII, No. 2, April-June, 2007.
  • "Structural Adjustment Programme and Privatisation in Sri Lanka," Asian Women Workers Newsletter, October, 2004
  • "Folk-Songs, Politics and Change: A Tribute Pete Seeger" February, 2014 Url: www.thecolloquium.net (Link: http://www.thecolloquium.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=307:folk-songs-politics-and-change-a-tribute-pete-seeger&catid=53:bio-pick&Itemid=90)
Books Edited
  • William Nunes, Ravi Saxena, Aruna Kumar Malik, ed. Political Thought and Themes: A Reader. New Delhi: Global e-Text, 2019 (ISBN: 978-81-939495-4-2)
  • William Nunes, Tejas Rao, ed. Referendums in International Law: An Analysis. New Delhi: Ruby Press & Co., 2019 (ISBN: 978-93-86934-30-7)
  • Indian Ocean And Maritime Security: Competition, Cooperation And Threat, Routledge, London & New York, 2017
  • "Political Science I", LexisNexis, India, 2016 (ISBN: 978-93-5143-702-4)
  • "Indo-US Relations: Special Reference to Post Obama Visit", Centre for Foreign Policy and Security Studies, Gujarat National Law Univerisity, Gandhinagar, 2012 (ISBN: 978-81-910389-4-1)
Books Reviewed
  • "Liberalization, Hindu Nationalism and the State: A Biography of Gujarat", Nikita Sud, Oxford, 2012, GNLU Journal of Law Development and Politics, Gandhinagar, Vol.4, No. 2, (ISSN:0975-0193)
  • Altered States: The Globalization of Accountability, by Valerie Sperling, Cambridge and New York, Cambridge University Press 2009, Odisa Political Science Journal, Vol. XVIII, No.1, December 2011, pp. 327-330.
Conference / Seminar / Workshop
Paper Presentation 
Conferences

  • Participated and Presented a paper titled, "Climate Change, Refugee and International Security”, at International Symposium on “Environmental Justice and Sustainable Developments Goals: Balancing Economy and Environment for Inclusive and Equitable Growth”, organised by the Gujarat National Law University in collaboration with The University of Winnipeg, Canada and Canadian Mennonite University, Canada, from 15-16 March, 2019. 
  • Participated and Presented a paper titled, "National Security Strategies and Approaches: Continuity and Changes, at the Trilateral Winter Law School: National Security and Defence Laws and Practices - France, Germany and India, organised by the Gujarat National Law University in collaboration with University Paris Nanterre, Paris and University of Postdam, Germany, from 13-16 February, 2018.
  • Presented a paper, entitled, "Contextualizing Dr. Ambedkar's Annihilation of Caste in Contemporary Discourse of Distributive Justice in India", at the National Seminar "The Contemporary Relevance of Social and Political Thought of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar" organised by Mahatma Gandhi Labour Institute, Ahmedabad, 19-20 March 2016.
  • Participated at the Third International Conference on "Gujarat Model of Governance: Lesson & Future Scope" ICGS-2015 organised by Centre for Governance Systems, Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad in Collaboration with Yunnam Minzu University, Kunming, China 25-26 April, 2015 and Presented a paper (co-authored with Jagadeesh Chandra T G), entitled, 'The Gujarat Lokayukta: Need to Reform for Ensuring Transparency and Accountability n the Administration and for Upholding the Paramount Principle of Good Governance".
  • Participated in the National Conference on "Strengthening Participatory Democracy ad Good Governance" (Pre-Summit Event of the Vibrant Gujarat National Education Summit 2014 'Towards Educating Young India) organised by Centre for Constitutional and Administrative Law, Gujarat National Law University in Collaboration with 'Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat, Governmet of Gujarat, January 5, 2014 and Presented a paper (co-authored with Saurabh Anand), entitled, 'Marginalised Group and Participatory Democracy: A Study on Differently-abled people of India".
  • Participated in the Twentieth Conference of Gujarat Sociological Society, "Social Development in Gujarat and India: Retrospect and Prospect", organised by School of Social Science, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, January 19-20, 2013 and Presented a Paper entitled, "Development Paradigm in Gujarat: Myth or Reality".
  • Participated in the 54th Annual Conference of the Indian Political Science Association, "Emerging Nature of Indian Politics", organised by the Department of Public Administration, University of Lucknow, December 28-30, 2011, and Presented a paper entitled, "What Makes Panchayati Raj Institution Accountable".

Seminars
  • Participated and Presented a paper on "Protecting Peoples' Health: An Assessment of Indo-US Cooperation" Seminar on Indo-US Relations: Nine Months Post President Obama Visit, Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagr, 21st August, 2011.

Others
  • Presented paper and research findings on the project, 'Adult Literacy through Television: The Jhabua Experiment, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad and also at DECU, ISRO, Ahmedabad, February, 2000.
  • Presented paper and research findings on the project, 'Innovative Non Formal Education: An Evaluation of Night School Project', Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, May, 1999.
  • Broadcast Interview: Upadhayaya Venus, "Modi to Face Xi Jinping on Stronger Political Turf", Epoch Times, New York, September 11, 2014, P.A09. (Print and E Paper)
  • Broadcast Interview: Upadhayaya Venus, "Conflicts on China-India Border Foreshadow Xi Jinping's Visit", Epoch Times, New York, September 16, 2014, P.A09. (Print and E Paper)
  • Broadcast Interview: Upadhayaya Venus, "Behind the Scenes of Xi Jinping's Visit to India", Epoch Times, New York, September 24, 2014, P.A09. (Print and E Paper)

Participation
Conferences
  • Participated and Chaired Session on, “India’s Security Threat, Challenges and Vulnerability; and, “Persistent Insecurity: Contours of India’s Grand Strategy, in the Two Day Internationa Conference on  "Identity and the Politics of Security, Sovereignty and the Challenges of World Politics”, organised by the GNLU Centre for Foreign Policy and Security Studies in collaborative partnership with The Jadavpur Association of International Relations (JAIR), Kolkata and Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA),  on 15 and 16 September, 2018.
  • Participated and was Faculty Convener in the International Conference on "India's Foreign Relations - Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean: Strengthening the Political, Economic, Security and Cultural Prospects" organised, Gujarat National Law University and Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, 12-13 September, 2014.
  • Participated in the First National Conference on International Relations, entitled 'Shifting Sands: India in the Changing Global Order, organised by the Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs and the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, from 22-23 October 2011.
  • Participated in International Conference on Trade and Competition Law, Post-Doha Linkage Between International Trade and Competition: Policy and Practice of Developed and Developing World, organised by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, 5-6 March, 2011

Seminars
  • Participated and was Faculty Convener in the National Seminar on "Changing Face of Arbitration: Seminar on International Arbitration Law" organised, Gujarat National Law University, 28-29 March, 2014.
  • Participated in the National Seminar on 'Emerging Issues in the Indian Legal Industry: The Road Ahead, organised by Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on 5th September, 2010
  • Participated in the National Seminar on "Structure and Dynamics of Indian Politics", organized by the Department of Political Science, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, 16 - 17 January, 2006.
  • Participated in the National Seminar on 'Strategic Environment of South Asian States in the New Millennium', organized by the Department of Political Science, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, 18-19 March, 2005
  • Participated in the National Seminar on 'Globalization and Indian State: Challenges and Opportunities', organized by the Department of Political Science, The M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, 27-28 March, 2004

Workshops
  • Participate in Workshop on, 'Issues Related to Development and Deprivation in Gujarat', organized by the Centre for Culture and Development, Vadodara, 14, July 2001.

Others
  • Participated (on invitation) in the '2nd New Zealand-India Business Forum', organised by Gujarat Law Society's, N.R. Institute of Business Management and Institute of Business Research, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, at Ahmedabad, December 14, 2013.
  • Participated in Half Day Round Table Conference on "Addressing Child Malnutrition Issues in India: A 
  • Participated in the Training Workshop for Election Survey, organized by CSDS, Delhi and Department of Political Science, M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, 20-21 November, 2002; also presented a paper on 'Research Methods and Field Realities: Problems and Approach'
  • Participate in the Investigator Training Workshop for 'State and Society Project', organized by the Department of Political Science, M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, 27-28 February, 2001.
  • Participated in the Training Workshop for Election Survey, organized by CSDS, Delhi and Department of Political Science, M. S. University of Baroda, Vadodara, January, 1998.
Capacity Building Training Programmes

Organised

Certificate Courses

  • Certificate Course on Intelligence and National Security
  • Certificate Course on Certificate Course on “Politics and Philosophy of Law;
  • Certificate Course on Philosophical Approach to Research Methodology in Social Science and Law


Participated

Refresher Courses

  • Participated in the UGC Sponsored Refresher Course in Information and Communication Technology MD/All subjects), conducted by Academic Staff College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad from 2nd June 2014 to 22nd June, 2014 and secured 'A' Grade.


Orientation Programmes

  • Participated in the UGC Sponsored 67th Orientation Programme, conducted by Academic Staff College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad from 15th November to 12th December, 2010 and obtained 'A' Grade.


Faculty Development Programmes

  • Participated and successfully completed the One-Week Faculty Development Programme organised by Gujarat National Law University from 2-7 November, 2015
  • Participated in one-week Faculty Development Programme organized by GNLU from 11th to 18th April 2017 at GNLU - Gandhinagar.


Short-Term Courses

  • Completed Bridge Mediation LLC Training Programme and completed 40 hours of cross-cultural negotiation and mediation training and was awarded Special Honorary Certificate. (2012
  • Participated in the Management Development Programme on Water Resource Management: Strategies and Practices, Institute of Rural Management, Anand, November 11-14, 2008.


Certificate Courses

  • Participated in the Capacity Building Workshop on 'Role of Legal Stakeholders in Strengthening and the Implementation of the Biological Diversity Act with Special Focus on ABS Provisions', organised by Gujarat National Law University through the National Project on Access and Benefit Sharing under the United National Environment programme-Global Environment Facility, Ministry of Environment and Forests (UNEP-GEF-MoEF) Project with the cooperation of National Biodiversity Authority and in partnership with Gujarat Biodiversity Board, 27th September, 2014.
  • Participated in the 4th All Gujarat Law Teachers Training programme, jointly organised by Commissionerate of Higher Education, Education Department, Govt. of Gujarat and Gujarat National Law University, on 3rd September, 2011
  • Participated in the 2nd All Gujarat Law Teachers Training programme, jointly organised by Commissionerate of Higher Education, Education Department, Govt. of Gujarat and Gujarat National Law University, on 15th February, 2011.
Honours / Awards
  • Life Members (JAIRLM 416) of The Jadavpur Association of International Relations
  • Life Member (2184) Indian Political Science Association.
Other Accomplishments
Technical Session Chaired/Co-Chaired
  • Participated in the Panel discussion conducted by Ahmedabad Mirror : Election Gurus Mandate 2009. The discussion was held on 18/05/2009 to analyse the 2009 Lok Sabha election results and its implication on the country
  • Participated in the Debate on 'Jan Lokpal Bill' conducted by Divya Bhaskar, Gandhinagar, on 26th August, 2011.

Others
  • GNLU Best Faculty Award (Non-Law) for the Year 2012-2013
  • Awarded the University Research Scholarship, The M.S. University of Baroda, for the academic years 2003 - 04 to 2005-06
  • Ford Foundation for the year 1995-1996.
  • UGC National Merit Scholarship for the year 1992-1994.